Emily Doering, RD, MS
Director of Food Services
Food Services Secretary
2022-2023 Meal Prices
*Please note, starting March 1, 2023 all students are entitled to 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch per day due to additional State funding.
Elementary Breakfast: $1.75
Elementary Lunch: $3.00
Secondary Breakfast: $2.25
Secondary Lunch: $3.50
Adult Breakfast: $2.25
Adult Lunch: $4.50
FREE & REDUCED APPLICATION
Paper Application... click here.
NEW Online Application... click here.
Remember: Only 1 application per family is needed. Families may choose to fill out a paper application or online application.
For those looking for further grocery assistance we encourage you to contact the Watertown Food Bank and apply for Federal SNAP Benefits
Did you SNAP Benefits change in February 2023? Read about the change here!
The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department is a participant in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Meals are prepared to meet the strict State and Federal Guidelines set by the USDA and the State Department of Education. Our goal is to provide nutritious, delicious and affordable meals to our students. Studies have show that well fed students have fewer absences and perform better academically.
The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department certified 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 a whole grains, fruits & vegetables, low fat dairy products, lean meats and legumes. The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables (called a Rainbow Tray) available daily to students.
READ ABOUT SOME OF OUR CURRENT FOOD SERVICE INITIATIVES HERE!
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement for Child Nutrition Programs
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.