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LUNCH PROGRAM

With the start of classes in the fall of 2016, Prep and FLIK Independent School Dining began offering a totally inclusive, customized, complete and balanced lunch program inside a remodeled Commons area that includes multiple points of service as well as a greatly enhanced kitchen to accommodate fresh, scratch food preparation by a professional FLIK culinary staff.

Today, Prep students choose from a wide variety of fresh, healthy foods and different portion sizes, and they can return for seconds or more if they like. The professional FLIK staff is also able to work with students and families to accommodate and serve students with food allergies and dietary restrictions.

All Prep students receive the benefits of FLIK’s professional, all-inclusive lunch service. Breakfast and after-school snacks will also be available at a point-of-sale cost. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why did Creighton Prep move to a professional lunch program?

Creighton Prep is committed to the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person," and to a developing health and wellness program whose goal is to form a healthy student ready for college.

The need for a professional lunch program with plenty of fresh, healthy foods was identified through strategic planning as a key priority.

How did Prep choose FLIK as its lunch program provider?

FLIK is a leading provider of professional dining services to private and independent schools across the United States including Rockhurst High School, the Jesuit high school for young men in Kansas City where the program has been quite successful. Marquette University High School in Milwaukee also uses this program.

In addition, FLIK's emphases on fresh, healthy foods, caring for those with food allergies and educating students about nutrition in a service environment that reduces impact on the planet fit well with the criteria for choosing a lunch program provider for Prep. 

Is this an addition to current food service or a replacement?

The professional lunch program is a replacement for the previous food service that depended largely on restaurant vendors and parent volunteers for success.

Are families required to participate in the lunch program?

Yes. This is a milestone change in the number and quality of fresh, healthy food options being offered to students, and a program of this nature needs subsidization by our Prep families in order to be successful.

My son has special dietary needs. How can those be addressed?

A FLIK representative can work with you to make sure your son's dietary needs are taken into account.

What does it cost?

An annual student lunch fee of $406, which equates to $2.50 per lunch, could be less than what your family may currently be paying for your son's lunch and a drink, and financial assistance is available for those whose need is demonstrated through Prep’s financial aid process.

How will I be billed?

The cost will appear as a fee on your tuition bill and be paid according to the payment plan you choose for the 2016-2017 school year. Financial assistance is available for those whose need is demonstrated through Prep’s financial aid process.

What happens to the funds for lunch in MySchoolAccount?

Funds remaining in your MySchoolAccount at the end of May 2016 were transferred as a credit on your 2016-17 tuition statement. FLIK will assume responsibility for MySchoolAccount for breakfast and snack purchases as the sole means of paying for these items. You may refund your account at your discretion.

When did the new lunch program start?

The new lunch program started with the first day of school in August 2016.

What needed to be done to meet that service start date?

The Commons (including the dining and kitchen areas) underwent a major remodeling in the summer of 2016.

Where can I see a menu?

You may view the daily menu and other information by visiting www.MySchoolDining.com/CP. A smartphone application is also planned.

Does the new service include a focus on sustainability?

Yes. To respond to Pope Francis' call to live our vocation to protect "our common home," we have incorporated the use of washable plates, utensils and cups and plan to pulp food waste for compost use.

How can I learn more about FLIK?

To learn more about FLIK Independent School Dining, click HERE to see a welcome letter from FLIK ISD President Raymond Mulligan to Creighton Prep families, HERE to access the company's Facebook page or HERE to see their Twitter feed.

If I have additional questions, who do I contact

If you have additional questions, please contact Dean of Students Joe Ryberg at jrybe@prep.creighton.edu or 402.393.1190.

What are the other features of Prep's health and wellness program?

Recent additions include substance abuse testing for all students. The testing and the new lunch program complement the athletics, PED and concussion testing, and Fitness for Life course offerings that, together, help students take a more informed and active role in their decisions about health and wellness for life.

To learn more about the Prep health and wellness program, visit www.creightonprep.org/wellness.

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