Welcome to the School Nutrition Program
Everyday our dedicated school nutrition teams provide a variety of healthy choices for our learners in each of our three schools. On this page you will find information on our individual school menus, as well as pricing information and helpful links to material on healthy eating.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT ELLA P. BURR & MATTANAWCOOK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Community Eligibility Provision
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Community Eligibility Provision?
CEP is a federal provision that provides learners in participating low income area schools the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch for FREE regardless of household income.
How come Mattanawcook Academy will not be free?
CEP is based on the State’s percentage of low income families in our area. MA falls below the required percentage to participate. MA will operate as they have, requiring payment for meals. For those who wish to apply, applications for free or reduced price meals will still be sent home the first week of school.
Is everything free?
No. Meals must meet the requirement of a reimbursable meal. Learners will receive one reimbursable breakfast and one reimbursable lunch at no charge. If a learner chooses to eat a second meal, they will be charged the current meal rate. If meals do not meet the minimum component requirement, items will be charged at the individual a la carte price. If a learner chooses to take only milk, this does not meet the minimum component requirement; therefore, current milk prices will apply.
Breakfast components: Grains, fruit, milk, meat/meat alternative. Breakfast must have a minimum of three items.
Lunch components: Grains, fruit, vegetable, milk, meat/meat alternative. Lunch must have three out of five components.
A La Carte items: milk with a meal from home, bottled water or bags of snacks that are not included in meals.
How long will meals be free?
This is based entirely on participation in the meal program. The more learners that eat, the more likely the district can financially support the program by receiving federal funding.
PB and MJHS will pilot the program from August 2016 to December 2016. In December, financial data will be evaluated. If the program is going well, we will continue the CEP for the remainder of the school year. If there is not enough learners participating, then we will resume the previous method of requiring payment for meals.
Please help keep this program and decrease childhood hunger in our area by encouraging learners to eat school breakfast and lunch!
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Please contact us!
School Nutrition Director
794-6500 ext. 4
Ella P. Burr Head Cook
Mattanawcook Junior High School Head Cook
Mattanawcook Academy Head Cook