The Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District contracted with the Pomptonian Food Service company to provide nutritious food to our students and staff. All the cooking is done on premise in the school cafeteria.
Nutritionally Sound Menus
Pomptonian is focused on offering a high quality and nutritious lunch service to the communities we serve. We continuously seek new services and menu items to keep the program fresh and innovative.
Serving Safe Meals
Our menus are designed so students with peanut/tree nut allergies can participate without pre-ordering. To do so, we are providing you with the letter that explains the strategy and provides some basic instruction on how to pre-order meals for a child with documented food allergies other than peanut/tree nut. The “Why Pre-Order?” document provides background on why this practice is an effective way to manage meal preparation for students with allergies. The individual meal preparation is handled by a trained staff member who checks labels and is performed away from other meal preparation to avoid the risk of cross contact. We look forward to working in conjunction with the district to manage food allergies. The safety of the students we serve is always our highest priority. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Balanced Nutritious Meals
The menus are designed to provide lunches that are consistent with the recommendations of the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans including; eat a variety of foods; choose a diet with plenty of whole grain products, vegetables and fruits; choose a diet moderate in sugars and salt; and choose a diet with 10% of calories or less from saturated fat.
All meals are prepared in your district and served by our dedicated staff. Each complete meal includes protein, bread/grains, garden fresh vegetables, farm fresh fruit, and a hormone-free, low-fat milk selection.
The cafeterias feature a wide variety of hot menu selections each day. This variety includes popular favorites available every day. The cafeteria also presents changing daily specials and an emphasis on healthy entrées in an attractive and appealing style.
Farm Fresh Salads
A “Farm Stand” is available each day. The Farm Stand features a variety of fruits and fresh garden vegetables including, dark green and orange vegetables. Locally grown, Jersey Fresh produce is featured, in season. Salad meals includes all the items that are part of a balanced meal.
Deli Selections are offered each day on a variety of whole grain breads, rolls, and pitas. Students may select from a wide array of freshly sliced cold cuts, natural cheeses, and freshly made salads.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Each day a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are offered as an accompaniment to the entrée selection. Students enjoy taking a “Trip to The Farm Stand” to complete their meal with their selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. Students enjoy dipping crudité in low-fat dressing. A variety of fresh whole fruit selections are always available.
Naturally Delicious Milk
Each meal includes an 8 oz. low-fat, hormone-free milk selection. The flavored milk does not contain high fructose corn syrup.
Healthier Snack Options
All snacks offered are in compliance with the District’s Wellness Policy and limit total fat to 8 grams or less and 2 grams or lower of saturated fat. Water, pure fruit juice and low-fat, hormone-free milk is always available. Students choose from a selection of baked snacks, 100% pure fruit juice slushies, yogurt, veggie sticks with dip, fresh fruit, and more.
Pomptonian’s trained staff arrives each morning to freshly prepare the day’s meals. The production of the meals and service is overseen by ServSafe certified management to ensure that foods are prepared and served at the optimum serving temperatures to produce a fresh, hot, and delicious meal.