FULL REMOTE MEAL PICK UP
Due to the recent change to full remote learning, the Watertown School Lunch Program will be offering free take-home meals for pick-up for all children 18 and under or 18-21 years old with special needs.
Meal Pick-ups will occur every Monday and Wednesday from 11:00AM- 1:00PM in the Watertown High School Bus Loop at 324 French St. Note that these hours are different from the distance learning pick-up when there was in-person learning taking place. We will have tables set up in the front of the school where parents can pick up meals accordingly. We ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing while awaiting meal pick up.
Next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, pickup will be only on Monday the 23rd for 3 days of meals, there will be no pickup on Wednesday the 25th.
Now Offering Free Meals
Due to waivers from the USDA and the CSDE, Watertown Schools will be able to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to students. Free meals are available for all children 18 and under, and for those students 18-21 with Special Needs. Each student is allowed one breakfast and one lunch at no charge per day. Students who take second meals will be charged the usual meal price. This program will continue throughout the 2020-2021 School year. Menus are available under Food Service Documents on the left side of this page.
Why your children should participate in the Free Meal Program:
- Helps our school nutrition program receive more funding
- Saves you time on prepping meals
- Can extend your food budget
- Helps support the food supply chain
- Helps keep Watertown’s School Nutrition team employed
We need your help to keep our School Nutrition Program strong!
The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department is a participant in the National School Lunch Program. Meals are prepared to meet the strict state and federal guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State Department of Education. Meals meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and 1/3 of the recommended dietary allowances for school-aged children. Our goal is to provide nutritious, delicious and affordable meals to our students and staff supporting the educational process. Studies have shown that well fed students have fewer absences and perform better academically.
The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department certifies to comply with the Connecticut Nutrition Standards which focus on limiting fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugars. The nutrition standards also moderate portion sizes and promote increased intake of nutrient-dense foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low-fat and nonfat dairy products, lean meats and legumes. The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available daily to students.
CT Summer Meals Programs
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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement for Child Nutrition Programs
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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