Food Services

School lunches have a new look again this year with healthy choices for your child every day! The federal government has continued the new nutrition standards for meals served to America’s schoolchildren, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For more information on the Dietary Guidelines, see http://wTw.ChooseMyPlate.gov.

The changes will again be seen in our cafeteria this year. The requirements include strict limits on the calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium in school meals. We are meeting these nutrition standards by offering students a selection of low-fat and fat-free milk, larger portions of colorful fruits and vegetables, and a variety of whole grains and lean protein choices. All lunches include five meal components:

·         a meat or meat alternate such as yogurt, lean beef, chicken or low-fat cheese;

·         a grain such as whole-wheat bread or brown rice;

·         a fresh or canned fruit selection;

·         raw or cooked vegetables in a variety of colors; and

·         low-fat or fat-free milk selections.

Each child must select at least three of these five components on their tray to make a meal, including a fruit or vegetable. Children must select a fruit or a vegetable with their lunch every day. Without a vegetable or fruit, students will be charged the a la carte price instead of the meal price.

Our school district will again be encouraging students to try the new foods being offered.

We are also asking for your help. Please explain the program to your child before they arrive at school. Every student needs to be prepared to select at least one fruit or vegetable with their lunch every day. We are planning our menus to include selections we know students like, as well as many different foods they may not have tried before. Please encourage your child to try these new foods. They just might find a new favorite!

 


Daily Offerings:

Breakfast: Fruit, Orange Juice and Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

 

Lunch: Cold Vegetable Choices:  Cucumbers, Carrots, or Tomatoes

Fresh Fruit Choices:  Apples, Oranges

Hummus or Black Beans

 


Milk is 1% Low Fat, Skim, Fat Free Chocolate or Fat Free Strawberry. 

All cereals are reduced sugar and whole grain.


Hall Memorial School Daily Alternate Breakfast Choices: 

  • Whole Grain Cereal

Hall Memorial School Daily Alternate Lunch Choices:

  • A Second Hot Choice Meal
  • Chef Salad
  • PB & J or PB & Fluff Sandwiches
  • Sandwiches or Wraps
  • Bagel or Cereal Lunch

 


Center School Daily Alternate Breakfast Choice:

  • Whole Grain Cereal

Center School Lunch Options- children choose A, B, C, or D lunch each day.

A:  Hot Lunch of the day.

B:  Yogurt Tray-comes with Yogurt, corn muffin, cheese stick, vegetable, fruit & milk.

C:  Cereal Lunch or Variety Sandwich Lunch - Cereal Lunch comes with Cereal, 1/2 Peanut Butter Sandwich, cheese stick, vegetable, fruit & milk. 

      Variety Sandwich Lunch comes with the sandwich of the day, vegetable, fruit & milk. 

      Bagel lunch comes with peanut butter, fruit, vegetable & milk.

D:  Peanut Butter & Jelly - comes with vegetable, fruit & milk.


We appreciate your support of the Willington School Meals Program and look forward to serving your child. Breakfast is being offered this school year and the cost will be $1.55 for Center Elementary School and $1.55 for Hall Memorial School.  (If a student is approved for free or reduced lunch they are automatically eligible for free or reduced breakfast.)

The price for a student lunch at Center Elementary School is $2.30 (which includes milk) and milk is $0.50 cents sold separately. The price for a student lunch at Hall Memorial School is $2.45 (which includes milk) and milk is $0.50 cents sold separately.

Please review our policies for purchasing meals:

Meal Account

Students in all Willington schools are assigned a meal account. Parents are encouraged to put money on these accounts so students do not have to remember to bring cash daily.

How do I put money on my child's meal account?

Parents currently have two options to pay for their child’s meal account:

·         Check – Write a check to Willington School Food Service and send or bring the check to the school kitchen.

·         Cash – Cash may be brought to the kitchen for deposit on the student’s account, or students may pay cash on a daily basis.

 How To Buy School Meals
 

Center Elementary School: Students may pre-pay for meals daily if they do not have money on their account. All transactions should be made in person by either the student or their parent/guardian. All meals are pre-paid and recorded on a computerized point-of-sale system which is a debit based accounting system. Students and their family should plan to pre-pay for meals they intend to purchase.

Hall Memorial School: Students can pre-pay anytime. The pre-payment method is a point-of-sale debit system that allows students to pre-pay for any number of meals. A la cart option is available at an additional cost. Students are also welcome to use cash to pay for their meal as they go through the line.

Questions about account use and balances should be directed to the Food Service Director at HMS and the Food Service Manager at CES:

Center School: Mrs. Linda Nichols: 860-429-9367 ext. 217   

Hall School: Mrs. Wendy Knight: 860-429-9391 ext. 318 or e-mail wknight@willingtonct.org  


Meal Credit Policy:  If a student does not have money on his/her account nor cash for his/her meal, the district will permit an emergency charge of meal for a maximum of 3 (three) days. It is expected that the student and his/her family will be able to reconcile their account in this time. After three school days, the student will not be allowed to charge any more meals and the student’s family will be contacted. The student will only be eligible for an alternate lunch until the account balance is cleared. An alternate lunch is a cheese sandwich and skim milk for which the account will be charged $1.50.

How do I know when my child’s account is running low on money? Parents can monitor the account balance in PowerSchool and have a low balance alert emailed to them.  Parents are also welcome to contact the kitchen manager to inquire about their child’s account balance.

Account Balance: If a student account has a positive balance at the close of the school year, it will automatically be credited to their meal account for the next school year at any Willington School. If a child has a negative account balance, the child will not be allowed to purchase meals until the balance is cleared. Please see above Meal Credit Policy.


Breakfast Program

Prices:

Breakfast costs $1.55 

Students approved for Free lunch are automatically eligible for Free breakfast.  

Students approved for Reduced lunch are automatically eligible for the reduced price of $.20

 

Menus:

All choices come with Fruit, Orange Juice and Milk

Whole Grain Cereal will be available every day

 


PLEASE NOTE

HMS : 

On 90 Minute Delayed Opening Days - No breakfast will be served.

On Mimimum Days - No breakfast or lunch will be served.

On Emergency Closing Days - No lunch will be served.

 

CES:  

On 90 Minute Delayed Opening Days - No Breakfast will be served.


 

 

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