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Food & Nutrition Services
The Food & Nutrition Services Department strives to keep the children of the district healthy and focused. Beginning in the 2012/2013 school year, the school menus were designed to meet strict guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture. The guidelines are based on the latest nutrition research from leading associations and a panel of experts in health and nutrition. The school breakfast and lunch menus are prepared and analyzed to meet these nutrition guidelines. The Vernon menus now include the following:
- Whole Grains
- Fruit options available at breakfast and lunch
- Wide variety of vegetables served at lunch
- <10% of calories from saturated fat
- Lower sodium
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Fat-free or 1% milk offered only
School Breakfast Program
Breakfast is available at all schools every morning.
Food & Nutrition Services recognizes the importance of nourishing children in order to optimize learning, and therefore every student is encouraged to eat breakfast every day. Studies show that students that eat breakfast at school:
- perform better on standardized tests,
- have improved concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory, and learning,
- have better attendance,
- have fewer disciplinary office referrals,
- are less likely to be overweight,
- have improved nutrition
- eat more fruits,
- drink more milk, and
- consume a wider variety of food
All VPS schools serve breakfast every day. Please check with your child's school to determine when breakfast starts.
All students eat breakfast and lunch for free at Skinner Road School, Northeast School, and Maple Street School thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision. If your child attends Rockville High School, Vernon Center Middle School, Center Road School, or Lake Street School and you are wondering if your child qualifies for free or reduce priced meals, please fill out a meal application below and return it to the address listed.
To add money to your student's account, please visit My School Bucks.
School Breakfast & Lunch Pricing
Elementary School - B: $1.50, L: $2.65
Middle School - B: $1.75, L: $2.90
High School - B: $1.95, L: $3.15
Reduced-Price Meals - B: $0.30, L: $0.40
Elizabeth Fisher, MS, RD, Food & Nutrition Services Director (860)896-4682
Regina Dickinson, Administrative Support (860)896-4682
Free & Reduced Meal Documents & Forms
Free/Reduced Price Meal Application - English
Free/Reduced-Price Meal Application - Spanish
Other Benefit Programs for Families
Healthcare for Uninsured Kids & Youth - English
Healthcare for Uninsured Kids & Youth - Spanish
Additional District Information
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442;
- email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.