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Food & Nutrition Services

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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.



    School Meal Prices

    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

    School Breakfast & Lunch Menus

    Contact Us!

    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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Sharing Information with Other Programs

    Other Benefit Programs for Families

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    Healthcare for Uninsured Kids & Youth - English

    Healthcare for Uninsured Kids & Youth - Spanish


    Additional Information

    Meal Charge Policy

    My School Bucks

    School Wellness Policy 6142.101

    CT Child Nutrition Programs


    Nondiscrimination Statement

    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:

    1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    2. fax: (202) 690-7442;
    3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.