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Heating instructions for school meals

Families who are receiving meal boxes for students from Elyria Schools and Aramark during the closure may receive food items that are frozen and will need to be thawed or placed in the freezer upon receipt. Please see the letter below from Aramark Foodservice with instructions for each process.

 

Thank you!

 

Dear Parents, 

 

Today you received breakfast, lunch meals, and dinner meals. Please place all items in a refrigerator prior to heating and serving. Frozen items that are not going to be eaten right away should be placed back in the freezer.

 

Products may contain 1 or all of the top 8 Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Peanuts, Treenuts, Wheat, Soy.

 

Any food remaining after 5 days should be thrown out.

 

Prepping Instructions

 
Wash your hands for 20 seconds prior to prepping.


Some items require you to put them together (ex. Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich Kit, buns for burger, hot dog, or chicken sandwich, etc.).


Other items provided are already made or are ready to eat items as packaged.


Some items should be heated prior to serving.


Please see the heating instructions included with your meals below. 

 

Heating Instructions for all items received frozen


Microwave Instructions- Times may vary

Place frozen item on microwave safe plate.

Microwave on high until warm; about 40 to 90 seconds or until internal temperature reads 165 degrees.

Do not microwave Frozen Potatoes.


If you do not have an accurate meat thermometer, ensure item is cooked through and hot to the touch.


Let item safely cool before serving.


Oven Instructions- Times may vary


Preheat oven to 350 F.


Place frozen item on sheet pan.


Bake for 12 to 20 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165 F.


Times may be shorter or longer if items are thawed or frozen.


If you do not have an accurate meat thermometer, ensure item is cooked through and hot to the touch. Let item safely cool down before serving.

 

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