Wellness & Nutrition

HFCS is committed to promoting health and fitness to our students. We provide a nutritious hot lunch program and offer fitness activities in the form of physical education classes, sports activities, and recess.

HFCS is part of the National School Lunch Program. Hot lunch is available five days a week. Student lunches are $3.75 and non-student guest lunches are $5.00. Students are also welcome to bring a nutritious lunch from home and purchase milk separately for $0.55.

We ask parents to encourage healthy eating by selecting nutritious foods for snacks and sack lunches. We also ask families to consider healthy options for birthday celebrations and classroom parties – and always to be mindful of students with allergies.

Click the buttons below to read about smart snacks from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and non-food classroom rewards, to promote a healthier school environment.

Wellness Policy

HFCS is committed to promoting good nutrition and physical activity for all of its students per the guidelines established in the Diocese of Boise Catholic Schools’ Wellness Policy. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Our wellness policy outlines our approach to the physical and nutritional well being of our students throughout the year. 

Free & Reduced Lunch

Applications for free or reduced-priced school meals are available and can be filled out at any time throughout the school year. Children can receive free or reduced-price school meals if the total household income is within the limits shown in the letter that is with the application for Educational Benefits. Children in households receiving SNAP, MFIP, and FDPIR benefits and foster children can receive free meals regardless of income.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442
  3. Email[email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nutrition Health Forms

Diet Restriction Plan

This form needs to be completed by your child’s physician. It gives Holy Family Catholic School’s cafeteria staff direction on appropriate meal substitutions for a child’s special diet (e.g. food allergies that result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions).

Special Dietary Needs

This document provides Idaho Schools with a nutrition reference guide. If your child will be eating school meals and/or taking a beverage and will be needing substitutions due to a food intolerance or allergy, please contact Holy Family Catholic School’s front office.

Healthy Lunch Options

We offer three lunch options daily: hot lunch, chef salad, or bag lunch. Our Monday and Wednesday through Friday bag lunch features a deli sandwich; our Tuesday bag lunch features a fruit smoothie. All lunches include a vegetable, fruit, and milk. Hot lunch is available five days a week. Student lunches are $3.75 and non-student guest lunches are $5.00. Students are also welcome to bring a nutritious lunch from home and purchase milk separately for $0.55.