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What does your cafeteria offer to drink?

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What fluids are your students offered in the cafeteria at lunch? I mean within the hot lunch line? Just milk and juice? Do any of your lines offer water as an option without an additional cost?

Eleven011

Specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse. Has 20+ years experience.

White or Chocolate milk is included with lunch. There are cups by the water fountain for water.

OyWithThePoodles, RN

Specializes in Med-surg, school nursing.. Has 10 years experience.

White/Chocolate and sometimes Strawberry Milk. The wonderful lunch ladies also fill up a bunch of water cups for those wanting water (but our tap water tastes gross IMO).

Breakfast gets the options of juices, but not at lunch.

Ours offers water, chocolate milk, 1% and skim milk, and sometimes strawberry milk. 100% fruit juice is offered in place of a fruit choice. We also have a water dispenser as well.

KKEGS, MSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

white and chocolate milks, fruit juice and water

Regular milk or chocolate milk are provided with a hot lunch. Those allergic to milk can have bottled water or juice at no extra charge. All others who wish to drink water can buy the bottled water or get a cup and get free water from a 5gal jug sitting outside the food line.

Our cafe only has a bubbler (no cups), and the school water tastes funk, and bottled water for sale on top of the cost of lunch. According to the school RN who is in charge of wellness, the federal guidelines are why water is not an option on the hot lunch menu. I have two kids who can only drink water (medical condition) and I had to get a dr's order for them to be given water with their meals and snacks. I have-I can't-I just- I may never be able to go to my kids' peds' office again. I was mortified to have to ask for a Dr's order for WATER.

Our cafe only has a bubbler (no cups), and the school water tastes funk, and bottled water for sale on top of the cost of lunch. According to the school RN who is in charge of wellness, the federal guidelines are why water is not an option on the hot lunch menu. I have two kids who can only drink water (medical condition) and I had to get a dr's order for them to be given water with their meals and snacks. I have-I can't-I just- I may never be able to go to my kids' peds' office again. I was mortified to have to ask for a Dr's order for WATER.

Our district requires the same - we have a special form the doctor must complete stating the allergy/intolerance - once that is complete then the student can have bottled water at no charge instead of the milk.

Milk and juice. Bottled water and iced tea at an up charge. They are allowed to bring reusable water bottles from home, though and many do. Our tap water tastes fine.

moreoreo

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 3 years experience.

Not everyone tolerates milk well, and I don't think any nurse truly believes that juice is nutritious. Never would I give a child feeling unwell anything other than water. I don't believe we have bottled water or cups for water in our cafeteria either and it's no wonder the children go right to my water cooler when they're with me :bluecry1:

djh123

Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 5 years experience.

After last night's shift, I'd say 'nothing strong enough' :^) ... although tonight was better...