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School Nutrition now offering online, interactive menus

menus Johnston County Public Schools is now offering new, interactive menus for parents and students.

Parents and guardians can now find an extensive amount of information and resources by visiting www.jcpscafes.com. The menus are also available on mobile devices by downloading the WebMenus app in the iTunes or Google Play stores.

“Our new website allows parents to quickly access and download our menus from any device, making nutritional information available at your fingertips,” said Dana Edwards, Director of School Nutrition.

“Going Green” menus are available on the website, which allow stakeholders to subscribe to the email list and receive menus in their inbox five days before the start of the month.

A new feature of the website is an interactive section that details which menu items should be avoided based on allergens.

“The new menus give parents all of the nutritional information they need,” said Edwards. “If a child has a certain allergy, parents can go in ahead of time and look at the meals and let them know what they can eat.”

The website also provides access to the K12 Payment Center, which allows parents to view their child’s history of meal purchases to and add money to their account in the cafeteria.

The website offers free and reduced meal information and helpful tips for completing the applications.

Teachers, parents, and students also have access to nutrition education, games, tools, and recipes to try at home.

PHOTO: West View Elementary teaching assistant Wendy Ryan (left) helps student Anthony Forté (right) make his lunch choices in the cafeteria.