Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks

Breakfast and Lunch at the Cafeteria

Breakfast (includes milk) - breakfast begins at 8:10 AM - 8:25 AM
Lunch (includes milk) - see daily schedule for when your student has lunch

For the Breakfast Menu visit BREAKFAST MENU or see below.
TPES 23-24 Breakfast

For the Lunch Menu visit LUNCH MENU or see below.

TPES Lunch Menu

Lunches from home can include any food that is able to stay fresh at room temperature or with an ice pack included in the lunch box. You should include something to drink (NOT soda).  There are no vending machines available for drinks, should the student need a milk from the cafeteria it will be $0.50.  Please do not send anything that needs to be heated up. This is not an option for any student.

UTK & Kindergarten students will be walked up to the cafeteria by their teacher or noon-duty assistant and eat lunch in the cafeteria.  Those who BRING their lunch will find a seat to eat. Those children who are having a school lunch will line up to pick up their lunch and will then find a seat  with their class and eat. 

*Special note about lunch boxes! We have very clever squirrels that have figured out how to get into backpacks and eat student lunches. PLEASE send food in a canvas/zipper style, metal style, or other completely close-able style lunch box. Do not send paper bags or lunch boxes that only use Velcro to close.

Students will have 15 minutes to eat a snack during their afternoon break. Many kids use this time to play and do not eat. This will depend on your child. The snack should be a healthy, high-protein snack that allows your student to energize. High-sugar or high-fat snacks (cookies, chips, etc.) cause a peak in blood sugar levels that bottom out soon after, leaving your child restless and hungry. High-protein snacks provide a longer lasting energy source that helps your child pay attention and focus.

Healthy Snacks
In an effort to maintain healthy lifestyles, Torrey Pines Elementary is focusing on healthy, nutritious snacks. Below is a suggested list of healthy snacks that students can bring to school to eat during the first five minutes of recess: Fruits & Vegetables - Nutrition Bars - Cheese & Crackers - Nuts - Unsweetened cereal/muffins - Yogurt - Trail Mix - Hard Boiled Egg - Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up - String Cheese - Peanut Butter Crackers. Please see a list of approved healthy snacks here.

Carbonated sodas are not permitted on campus. Nor are glass containers of any kind.

Please do not send your child to school with food that needs to be heated. We do not microwave!

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