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The Catholic times. [volume] (Columbus, Ohio) 1951-current, October 09, 1953, School Lunch Supplement, Image 11

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Diocesan
Catholic Times
School Lunch
Supplement
To the Reverend Clergy,
To the Members of the Religious Communities,
And to the Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus.
I am happy to express my appreciation to the Pastors, Sis
ters and Parents of our school children for their continued par
ticipation in the Diocesan School Lunch Program. The Third
Annual School Lunch Workshop to be held October 12, 1953 at
St. Agatha School, affords me the opportunity of expressing a
word of encouragement to those who have so zealously pro
moted this program. I realize that many parents sacrifice time
and effort to make the school lunch program a success. Care
ful planning and much time are necessary to enable children
to h/ve the benefits of a well-balanced and nourishing meal.
Our devoted teachers give continued important support to
the program not only in stressing the nutritional value of
meals, but also in their supervision of the dining hall. The
school is a place for living as well as learning. To make this
living a beneficial experience in the life of a child, it is neces
sary to have the cooperation and participation of ail the agen
cies responsible to the school working in close harmony. Such
harmony will bring about the development of the true Christ
ian citizen. The responsibility the child has in preserving his
health is well taught in this harmonious atmosphere. The
Friday, Oct. 9, 1953
The Federal School Lunch
Program serves as a special
program in serving, preserving
and conserving the health of
our school children. The em
phasis is placed upon the word
“Serve.” In the beginning the
program was initiated to care
for a need the need to pro-
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home, the school and the state unite to give us a program that
produces a worthy citizen and an alert child of God.
I wish to commend all those who have given so generously
of their time and effort to the School Lunch Program in the
Diocese. I congratulate them on a work done well. It is my
fervent desire that this program continue to flourish and to
expand. I trust further that all schools that can, will become a
part of this school activity.
v Devotedly in Christ,
a. m, Registration at St.
Agatha’s Cafeteria
10 a.m Welcome Father George
Kennedy
Greetings Father Bennett Ap
plegate
Mr. Victor Warken, State
Supervisor, State of Ohio,
Department of Commodity
Distribution.
Mr. O. F. Beyer, Area Field
Supervisor, Food Distribu
tion Branch, United States
Department of Agriculture.
“Utilizing Donated Foods”—
Miss e a n e tte Hampton,
United States Department of
li.. *»... i ».* I Effstriuu
Lunch Program Serves,
Preserves, Conserves
vide a more nutritional lunch
for our growing boys and girls.
In our school systems here in
America, provision is made to
give an opportunity for an edu
cation but an education that
needed a further impetus in
helping the pupil to make the
Michael J. Ready, D.D.
Bishop of Columbus
Program for the School
Luncheon
Workshop
Agriculture.
12 noon Lunch—Type A School
Lunch.
1 p.m.—“The Use of Basic Kitchen
Equipment”—Mr. Harold Bo
hn, United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.
“How to Prepare Total
Amounts of Foods” Miss
Jeanette Hampton.
Discussion Period.
“Preparing the School
Lunch”—colored film.
Introduction of Diocesan
Home Economist
most of the opportunity afford
ed. Working on the funda
mental principle that the body
governs the mind, the wisdom of
keeping the body in good working
order was seen. The learning ex
perience of a school lunch hour,
the preserving of the health and
a conserving of energy made those
responsible for our school children
to endorse the Federal School
Lunch Program.
Parents and teachers recognized
that our children are growing up
and, that the health and personal
development of the child is essen
tial to scholastic achievement. The
School Lunch program is a new
kind of health program—one that
recognizes the inter-relationship of
physical, mental and social well
being. There is a consistent inte
gration of physical health with
mental and social well-being. A
well-balanced meal is a real tool
in helping the teacher and the boys
and girls in the classroom find
ways of handling the many prob
lems that growing up brings. The
stage is set for the boys and girls
to have a related experience that
affords not only the nutritional
need, but a mental and social need
as well. The program truly serves
the school in a three fold way.
Thirty Six Schools in Program
During the past year there were
31 schools in the Diocese which
held the National School Lunch
contracts. The thirty-one schools
served Type “A” lunches. The Type
“A” pattern is designed to provide
one-third of all the daily nutrition
al requirements.
The number of participating
schools according to location in
our diocese are as follows.
Columbus 19
Outside Columbus ..... 17
TOTAL 38
FOOD REIMBURSEMENT
As usual the funds appropriated
for the National School Lunch Pro
gram were inadequate, due of
course to the tremendous increase
in participation This situation of
necessity cut the funds made avail
able to each individual program.
Therefore each school program was
reviewed separately by the Chi
cago Regional Office and our Di
ocesan Office, before the 1952 53
applications for School Lhnch were
approved by the Government
Then, of necessity, a variable rate
for Type A was set at .07, .06,
.05. .04 per meal, depending on
specific needs of localities, and par
ticularly upon the price charged
to children The charge made to
children for the Type program
was set at .01 and .02 The total
amount of cash reimbursement
from the Treasurer of the United
States paid to all schools in the
Diocese for the year 1952 53
amounted to $38,058.17.
FAMILY RATES
Most of our schools have a fam
ily rate when there are more than
two children of the same family in
school. Some schools offer reduc
ed rates if the childr en pay by the
week. All needy children in the
diocese were served free a hot
Type A lunch each day.
DIRECT SURPLUS COMMODITY
DISTRIBUTION
The amounts and kinds of sur
plus commodities that were distrib
uted to our schools this past year
helped immeasurably to balance
the individual program’s budget,
and above all, helped to keep the
cost of the meal within the price
range of the majority of the chil
dren The diocesan office acts as
the direct distribution center for
the Columbus area. The total val
ue of the surplus commodities re
ceived during the school year
1952 53 was $72,015,28.
DONATED LABOR
The great interest and time and
energy given by the mothers and
members of Pl A and parish
groups are among the reasons that
we are able to keep our labor costs
at a minimum, thereby enabling
the schools to serve a Type A
lunch within the price range of
the majority of all school children.
Besides donating one or two days
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