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Lunch Program

September 1, 2017

Dear Parents:

Did you know that students learn better when they eat a nutritious breakfast each day? Studies have shown that test scores go up and behavior problems go down when students eat a good breakfast. Winslow Township School District and Sodexo School Services have worked together to develop a breakfast program that gets students off to a good start each morning.

Beginning Thursday, September 7, 2017, breakfast will be offered in each school. The price of a student breakfast will be $1.40. Students who are approved for reduced-price breakfast will pay $.30. Students who are currently eligible for free lunches are also qualified for free breakfasts.

·  Students will be offered at least four food items each day and are required to take at least three food items.

 ·  The required food groups for the breakfast program include fruit and/or vegetables, milk and grain. Meat or meat alternatives (egg, cheese, peanut butter) are optional.

 ·  Children must be offered at least two different milk options, however flavored milks must be fat free and white milk may not exceed 1% milk fat.

 ·  Students are required to take fruits and/or vegetables as part of their meal, we encourage students to select a balanced meal and they are required to take three food items. All students will need to take at least ½ cup fruit and/or vegetables.

 ·  Juice may be offered and is considered a serving of fruit.

BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST ACADEMIC BOOSTS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD!

If you have questions regarding the breakfast program, please contact Colleen Lillich, Director of Food Service, 856-767-2850 x7613.

Sincerely,

Colleen Lillich, Director

Food Service