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Bellwood School District 88
Cook County, Illinois

Food Services

We recognize that nutrition impacts classroom performance, so we have designed our menus and food preparation to provide excellent nutrition and teach health wellness. We prepare our lunch menus to provide both appeal and proper nutrition to our students. The variety of our menus ensures that our students get all of the necessary nutrients and other substances associated with good health, clear thinking, and a balanced diet. We teach the importance of nutritious meals while encouraging good eating habits. We also encourage parents to help their children to eat healthy, nutritious foods both at school and at home.

Nutritional Excellence

All of our school campuses participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low cost or free meals to qualifying students. Because of our demographics, Bellwood also qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision, which allows us to offer all meals to Bellwood #88 students free of charge.


Did you know that breakfast increases your child’s brain power? Our bodies convert breakfast food into energy for use by our brain. When children skip breakfast, they must rely on the energy from their last meal to fuel their brain. Without breakfast, kids typically have a gap of twelve hours or more between dinner and lunch. Our school breakfast ensures your child starts the school day well-nourished and ready to learn. Please send your child to school in time to eat breakfast. It costs you nothing and will help fuel your child’s brain for optimal learning.

Food Services Staff

Carmella Parker
Site Manager
(708) 410.3950