Meals & Nutrition

Food and Nutrition at Citizens of the World

We have adopted the revised free and reduced price policy for school children unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

Physical and nutritional health is not only important in its own right, but a critical component of a child’s healthy cognitive, social and emotional growth and development. Our Wellness Policy is one way we will reach that goal and you can read more on the policy by clicking this link. We focus on ensuring that children are well-fed with nutritious and balanced meals and snacks throughout the day.

Menus

Please note menus are subject to change.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Families may purchase breakfast or lunch for their child, or students are welcome to bring a breakfast or lunch from home. All children whose family qualifies (based on their income) will receive a free or reduced-price meal through the National School Lunch Program. Our healthy breakfast and lunch is prepared by American Dining Creations. Food is delivered to the school and served to children on a plate. Monthly menus will be posted on our CWCKC website. Prices below are for the current school year and are subject to change.

  • Breakfast costs $2.55/meal.
  • Lunch costs $3.80/meal.
  • Milk is included in the price of a meal OR can be purchased separately for $0.50/carton. (We will offer milk purchases on a daily basis. We will sell milk to students who have not ordered lunch until we run out, so please do your best to inform us in advance if you plan to purchase milk regularly.)
  • Dinner is provided free of charge to all students who are in attendance for ACE at 4:15pm each day.

Snacks

Snacks should be a small, healthy serving of one item and some water to drink. Please do not pack a full meal for snack time; there is not adequate time or space to eat. We are a healthy school and as such, ask that children bring healthy foods if they bring lunch or snack. A list of nutritious, tasty, and easy to manage food ideas is listed in the Family Handbook – but we know there are many more! We discourage foods that contain high levels of sugar, salt, MSG, food coloring, and other additives. If a food is considered “dessert” please save it at home for after school or dinner. Candy, cookies, cake, pudding, and chocolate covered bars get eaten instead of the healthy foods you pack that are needed to nourish the mind and body for learning and playing! Only water should be sent for a snack drink. Do not send juice or carbonated beverages. In addition, snack is eaten in the classroom and spills sometimes happen.

For health reasons, such as allergic conditions, PLEASE AVOID ITEMS CONTAINING PEANUTS. In addition, we teach the children that food items may never be shared. This lesson is an issue of kindness and consideration for others’ health and well being.

National School Lunch Program

Our hot lunch and breakfast options are available to all families. If you believe that your family qualifies for a free lunch through the National School Lunch Program, please complete the form below and submit it for verification. If you qualify, you will automatically be signed up for the meal(s) you request every day of the school year. Please download an application here and submit it to the school for a determination on eligibility. You may drop it off at the front desk or call (816) 979-3581 with any questions.

Click on the buttons at right to view this month’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.

Meal Prices

Prices below are for the current school year and are subject to change.

  • Lunch costs $3.80/meal.
  • Breakfast costs $2.55/meal.
  • Milk is included in the price of a meal OR can be purchased separately for $0.50/carton.
  • Dinner is provided free of charge to all students who are in attendance at ACE at 4:15pm each day.