Child Nutrition & Menus
Free or Reduced Meals
Middle and high school families - you may now qualify for free or reduced meals
Parents/Guardians - We realize many households have experienced a significant loss of income due to COVID-19 business closures. At this time, if you believe your household would now qualify for free/reduced price meals - we invite you to complete an application using School Café. If your student already received free/reduced price meals during the school year - prior to the COVID-19 closures, you do not need to complete another application at this time. This instruction is only for households that believe they would now qualify for free/reduced meals.
We want to encourage you to complete an application even though schools are doing remote learning - because federal benefit programs that are becoming available due to COVID-19 may be tied to your child's free/reduced price meal status. If at any time your situation changes, you may contact the board office or update your meal pricing application in School Café.
About Child Nutrition
The link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning is well documented. Healthy eating and activity patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well-being. Healthy eating and physical activity, essential for a healthy weight, are also linked to reduced risk for many chronic diseases. Schools have a responsibility to help students learn, establish, and maintain healthy eating and activity patterns.
Well-planned and effectively implemented school nutrition and fitness programs have been shown to enhance students' overall health, as well as their behavior and academic achievement in school. Staff wellness is an integral part of a healthy school environment since school staff can be daily role models for healthy behaviors. All educators should be advocates for promoting healthy lifestyle choices that are proven to have a positive influence on student achievement and preparation for becoming a productive citizen of the 21st Century.
Declaration of Non-Discrimination
"USDA is an equal opportunity provider."
Special Dietary Needs Information - Updated for 2018 to 2019
View Children with Disabilities and Special Dietary Needs (PDF) updated for 2018 to 2019. This document includes parent release form and medical needs form for physician.
Hampshire County Child Nutrition & Wellness Policies
- 8500 - Food Services
- 8510 - Wellness
- 8510.01 - Child Nutrition Standards
- 8531 - Free and Reduced-Price Meals
- 8540 - Vending Machines