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Lunch Program (NSLP)

Assalamu Alaikum

In the Qur’an, Allah (s.w.t.) has recommended us to “eat what is lawful and good in the Earth” (2:168) And gain the benefit from foods such as honey (16: 68-69), vegetables such as corn and herbs (55:12, 80:27-32) and fruits such as olives, dates, grapes, pomegranates (6: 99,141), and bananas (56: 28-33).

On behalf of the Hifz Academy Food Service Department we would like to welcome our Parents and Guardians to our Lunch Program. Hifz Academy has been approved by the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program to serve our school community meals as of Monday, March 2, 2020.

Our children need healthy meals to learn and grow and as such, Hifz Academy is committed to offering healthy meals every school day. We are pleased to inform you that through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs  we are providing healthy breakfast, lunch and snack daily.  

There are NO MEAL CHARGES for students enrolled at Hifz Academy starting with the 2020-2021 school year.  Students can purchase certain a la carte meal items such as Extra Food, Water, 100% Juice, Drinks, and Healthy Snacks.  Menus are posted monthly on our Parent Portal.  If you have any suggestions, concerns or questions regarding the menus, please feel free to contact:

Faten Awawda, Food Service Manager
Phone Number: 813-628-0007 Ext. 501
Email:nutritiondirector@hifzacademy.org

Note: All meats served in the Cafeteria are certified Halal meats.        

Lunch Meal contains five items:

  • 1 Fruit or Fruit Juice
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Grain
  • 1 Meat or Meat alternative
  • 1 Milk

All students are eligible for one free Lunch meal. To complete the meal, each student may choose a minimum of three meal items offered but may choose up accept all five of the offered choices on and given day. Note that one of the items has to be a Fruit or Vegetable and that 100% Fruit Juice is considered a Fruit.

Breakfast Meal contains four items:

  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable
  • 1 Grain
  • 1 Meat/Meat alternate
  • 1 Milk

All students are eligible for one free Breakfast meal. To complete the meal, each student may choose  three of the four meal items offered but may choose to accept all four items of the menu items offered on any given day. Note that one of the items must be a Fruit and that 100% Fruit Juice is considered a Fruit.

Breakfast

The cafeteria will be open and ready to serve our KG-12th grade students Breakfast daily from 7:20 AM to 7:50 AM. Students who wish to eat breakfast at school must arrive in the cafeteria between 7:20 – 7:50 AM. Breakfast will NOT be served after 7:55 am. This is to ensure that students arrive to class on time.

Special Notes:

*Students can purchase Extra Food items from breakfast and lunch as a la carte items using their their account money. Cash will not be accepted as payment.

*A Pre-Payment account must be set up by the parent as the best method of paying for extra lunch, Ala-cart and snacks.

*Students will not be allowed to purchase any snack items in the Cafeteria on credit at any time.

*Maximum limit amount of credit charge for each student is $10.

*Parents with such outstanding balances will receive reminder emails or texts from Cafeteria staff members alerting them of any outstanding balance.

*Parents of students with allergies or special diets MUST provide the Foodservice Manager a doctor’s note stating allergens needing to be avoided or special dietary needs. The parent will need to pack lunches for their child(ren) on days their child(ren) cannot eat the school lunch offered.  The school may not be able to provide a substitute meal for students with allergies or special diets every day, as such we encourage parents to view the lunch menu and plan accordingly for their child's daily meals. Our cafeteria staff receive ongoing and yearly training in HACCP principles, (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points) a comprehensive federal and state food safety program designed to track food from delivery to service. The Food Service Manager is certified in ‘ServSafe’, a federal program administered by the National Restaurant Association and Food Allergy Awareness.

Contact us with any concerns, questions or suggestions:

Faten Awawda, Food Service Manager
Phone Number: 813-628-0007 Ext. 501
Email:nutritiondirector@hifzacademy.org

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