Timothy partners with the Country House restaurant to give our students a quality dining experience every day. The Country House, located in Alsip, IL began school food service programs in 2001 and has been in business for over 30 years. Head Chef Paul Boundas cooks all of the food from scratch. With the help of Timothy kitchen staff, all foods served to students are the highest quality with an emphasis on nutrition.
High School Information
The price of the meal deal this year for high school students will be $4.50. A la carte menu options are also available at various prices. Hot Lunch monthly menus are always available on our website. Click here to visit our cafeteria page and see menus.
The Timothy Christian cafeteria uses a computerized system called MealTime. High school students may purchase lunch items using their MealTime account or with cash. If you have used this system in the past, there is nothing you need to do except add funds to your student’s account. This may be done online or you may send in a check to school payable to Country House and the amount will be added to the account. Your login and password are the same as last year. If you are new to TC or you have not set up an account in the past, please do so. ALL students need to register on MealTime. If you are new to Timothy, the appropriate student information to set up an account (including your student ID number) is included in the “new student” email that will be sent in the next few days.
New users can click here to register online with MealTime. Please contact the cafeteria directly if you have any questions about or need assistance with your MealTime account. Cafeteria staff can be reached at 630-833-7575, ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timothy’s cafeteria uses Mealtime — an online hot lunch purchasing system where you can add funds to your student’s account cafeteria account. (Students may also take a check to school and purchase lunch tickets payable to: Country House Restaurants.) If you plan to use cafeteria services you will need to set-up an account for your student (unless you have one from last year) even if you do not use the Mealtime online service. Mealtime will send you an email when your child has a low amount in their account and you can monitor what your child is eating. We are asking that each child is registered on Mealtime (ALL KIDS) and there is money on your student’s MS & HS accounts.
Allergy Management & Diet Restrictions
If your student has food allergies (or if you would like to make the staff aware of any allergies) please complete the IL Allergy Action Plan Form. If your student has dietary restrictions or if you have general questions and concerns, please contact John Bakalis of Country House at email@example.com or 312-497-4036.
À LA CARTE MENU
Daily Special (larger portions) 4.05
Grade Schol Special 3.95
Bistro Meal 4.95
Bottled Water 1.25
Bottled Juice 2.00
Homemade Muffin 1.00
Fresh baked cookie .75
Bagel w/cream cheese 1.75
Fresh Fruit .75
Fresh Fruit Cup 1.75
Italian Sub Sandwich 3.25
Specialty Salad 3.50
Hot Dog 2.00
French Fries 2.00
Chicken Strips 3.50
Deluxe Salad 3.25
HEALTHFUL FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPTIONS FOR SCHOOL FUNCTIONS
At any school function during school hours of 8a.m. to 3p.m. (parties, celebrations, meetings, etc.) healthful food options should be made available to promote student wellness. Examples of nutritious foods and beverages that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are listed below. (All food preparation needs to be commercially prepared and packaged. i.e. – Carrot sticks may not be prepared at home, but purchased as a veggie platter, etc.)
- Raw vegetable sticks/slices (commercially prepared)
- Fresh fruit or fruit salad (either whole pieces or commercially sliced/prewashed)
- Frozen 100% juice fruit pops • Dried fruits with no added sugar – raisins, apricots, cranberries, etc.
- Single serving applesauce or canned fruit in juice
- Lean meats and reduced fat cheese sandwiches
- Rold Gold Pretzels or crackers (Ritz, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Honey Maid Graham crackers, Teddy Grahams are allergy conscious brands as well as trans fat free)
- Tortilla chips with salsa
- Yogurt with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners
- Milk or milk products (string cheese, cheese cubes, cottage cheese) made with real cheese
*Low-fat products should only be ones that are not produced with added sugars, artificial sweeteners, or added chemicals.
This list is not all inclusive and is meant only to provide parents and school staff with guidance for healthier food and beverage choices. Not all food and beverage items on this list will necessarily meet district nutrient standards listed as products vary in sugar, fat and calorie content from brand to brand. However, all of the items in the list are believed to be consistent with the intent of the wellness policy to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity.
*Manufacturers can change ingredients and practices at any time, without notice. AT ALL TIMES, LABELS MUST BE READ to check both ingredients and statements regarding cross-contamination (i.e., “may contain” statements) before a student with food allergies consumes a product. Following these “Guidelines for Distribution of Food during School Hours”, the teacher must communicate to all parents in the classroom in advance when any food is to be distributed to students. This communication must include the specific food and manufacturer and the date that the food will be distributed so that parents can make an informed decision about whether the food is safe for their student or provide a safe alternative.