Healthy Hot Lunch Program

Healthy Hot Lunch Program

In keeping with Immanuel’s philosophy of nurturing our students in mind, body and spirit it also includes our hot lunch program.

Immanuel has instituted a hot lunch program that is based on healthy food choices that enhances our students school day and life style.

A team of moms received their certifications from the McHenry County Health Department and the process has evolved into the current program.  They attended cooking forums and developed outstanding recipes such as Mac n’ cheese, sloppy Joe, marinara/meat pasta sauce and even an Alfredo sauce that are all made from scratch. The program is constantly reviewed for new and even better healthy options for our students.

All of the meals are made fresh each day. The fresh meats and chicken are picked up daily from Kalck’s Butcher Shop in Crystal Lake. No MSG or high fructose corn syrup products are used, and the program utilizes a new Get Fresh program that helps local farmers. We strive for all organic produce and have it delivered fresh each week.

All lunch meats, vegetables, fresh breads and fresh fruits are counted and weighed in order that the healthy suggested servings are met per meal.  Our lunch meat comes fresh from Joseph’s and is supplied weekly. The meats used are selected from the best brand of products such as Dietz & Watson, Krakus and Bari Beef.

Not only is the food selected for the most healthy meals, but also the trays that the children use for their meals in the lunch line are BPA free and have no toxins.

Want to know more about this program, please contact Nikki Rutzen at