Students who have a regular diet of nutritious food are healthier, have more energy...and do better in school. After all, it's hard to concentrate if you're hungry, and it's hard to learn if you're not feeling your best.
That's why City Schools is increasing its healthy food options — for example, by providing salad bars and more schools and offering fresh fruit at meals every day. Find out what's being served this month.
Free breakfast is served every school day (except when opening is delayed because of inclement weather.) Some schools serve a traditional hot breakfast in the cafeteria prior to the beginning of classes, while others offer breakfast in the classroom, "grab and go" breakfast packets for a quicker meal or "second-chance breakfast" later in the morning. The cafeteria manager at your school can tell you what's available.
Lunch options conform to updated, healthier guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture . Plus, more than 100 schools now offer salad bars every day, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program brings fresh produce right into classrooms at more than 90 elementary schools.
And as of June 1st, all students are eligible for no-cost lunch every day.
The Snack and Supper Program provides food service to students who take part in supervised after-school activities. Please ask at your school about whether this program is available.
For information about meal service at City Schools, contact your school's cafeteria manager or call City Schools at 443-984-2000.