Ms. Maria BaranFood Services Directormbaran@nburlington.comext 2037


Dear Parents/Guardians:

Nutri-Serve Food Management, Inc. will once again be managing the food service program at Northern Burlington County Regional School District. We are looking forward to serving your children nutritious, tasty, and appetizing meals. In partnership with you, we would like to assist in teaching children about good nutrition and help develop good eating habits.

Here are some highlights of our program.

Ordering: Students will have their choice of six hot daily lunches. Also offered on a daily basis are “Grab and Go” sandwiches and salads, Deli made to order sandwiches/wraps, and Salad made to order meals. Fresh and chilled fruits, vegetables, bread, and milk are also included with lunch. We encourage students to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • Hot Lunches $2.80
  • Grab & Go Sandwiches $3.05
  • Grab & Go Salads $3.05
  • Deli Made to Order $3.05
  • Salad Made to Order $3.05

Service: The “Offer vs. Serve” program is in place in the district. Students have the option to choose all five of the following lunch components or to take a minimum of three lunch components. In this program children are not required to take all items. The five components offered each day are:

1. Meat or Meat Alternative

2. Enriched Bread, Rice or Pasta

3. Fresh or Chilled Fruit or Juice

4. Cold or Hot Vegetable

5. Choice of Milk

**Bonus foods are offered occasionally.

Selection: The key to having well-balanced nutrition is variety and moderation. Ala Carte items are available on a daily basis. In an attempt to help students make “sensible ala carte choices” Nutri-Serve offers single serve (one portion) items that are baked, low fat or sugar free. Items offered vary from day to day. Some examples of ala carte items that we offer are:

Fresh Fruit - $0.55, Pure Fruit Juice (4 oz) $0.50, Soft Pretzels - $1.00, Pudding Cups made with 1% Milk - $0.40,

French Fries - $1.25, Mashed Potatoes - $1.25, Baked Chips - $1.00, Fresh Baked Cookies $0.75, and all flavors of 1% Milk (Skim Milk is also available), Snapple - $1.75, Snapple juices - $1.75, Sparkling Ice $2.25 and Bai $2.50

Flexibility in Payment: The school lunch prices are $2.80 for hot lunches and $3.05 for all other lunches. The cost of any lunch for students eligible for a reduced priced lunch is $0.40.

In September, only those students who were approved for reduced priced or free lunch program at Northern Burlington County Regional during the previous school year will have a temporary extension of the free or reduced lunch program until September 30th of the current school year. All parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the lunch application and return it to the school as soon as possible. Each school year the income requirements change, so those who were previously denied may qualify.

You have the option to pay for your child’s lunch on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. To ensure that the money you send in is used to purchase lunch, it is suggested that you remit a check payable to Northern Burlington County Regional Cafeteria Account. Please place the check/cash into an envelope and include the student’s full name, school ID number, and the amount enclosed. Your child should hand the envelope to the cashier during their lunch period.

In addition, we are pleased to announce our Cafeteria Data Management System named Lunch Time. Lunch Time will not only provide you with important information about your child’s lunch purchases but will now allow you to make on-line deposits into your child’s Lunch Time account. The Lunch Time Parent Portal is available via NBCSRD website (www.nburlington.com).

To access the Lunch Time Parent Portal, click the link to the left. 

We hope you find this software useful.

Useful Resources:

Link to Translated Applications https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/translated-applications 
Wellness Evaluation Form
Local Wellness Policy: https://go.boarddocs.com/nj/nbcrsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AQNR7Q6B21A7
Outstanding Food Service Charges: Policy 8550
Summer Feeding Hotline http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
USDA National Hunger Hotline | hungerfreeamerica.org
For over two years, Hunger Free America TM has been operating the USDA National Hunger Hotline. The hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services.

As adults we understand that the more you know about good nutrition, the healthier you will be. Northern Burlington County Regional has a Nutritional Program in place. Nutri-Serve meets with the Physical Education Department, Food Service Director, Students and Teachers to find ways to improve and provide information to students. Please visit us at www.nburlington.com, food services for more details. Kids learn best by example, explain to them what is good for them and why. Encourage them to make healthy choices for themselves and to exercise regularly.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance. If you should have any questions, please call me at (609) 298-3900, extension 2037 or via email at mbaran@nburlington.com.


Maria Baran

Food Service Director