CONTACT INFORMATION

Eliza Calkins, Food Service Director
(413) 565-4230 Ext 4047
hoberte@whitsons.com
ehobert@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

MEAL PRICING

 

Elementary Lunch $2.75
Middle School Lunch $3.00
High School Lunch $3.25
Reduced Price Lunch $0.40
Milk $0.50
100% Juice $0.50


Please send any school lunch suggestions to the following emails:


Elementary School - suggestlunchboxles@gmail.com

Middle School - suggestlunchboxlms@gmail.com

High School - suggestlunchboxlhs@gmail.com

pdfPayment Options

pdfParent Information Flyer

pdfMeal Charging Policy

pdfWellness Reminders for Parents

pdfFree/Reduced Lunch Application
pdfCivil Rights Statement
pdfOffer vs Serve Policy








 

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Welcome Back for the 2016-2017 School Year.  Over the course of the year, there will be files linked off this page that will help to communicate new items and current policies. 
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 Guest Chef Visits 
Chef Ryan visited Longmeadow High School On October 27th. He prepared Herb Crusted Pork Loin, Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, Butternut Squash, and Apple Cobbler. It was amazing!
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Chef Ryan visited Glenbrook Middle School March 30, 2017! He prepared Chipotle BBQ Chicken, mango infused rice, roasted spring vegetables, and pineapple mousse.  
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Chef Ryan visited Longmeadow High School March 31, 2017! He prepared Sushi; California Roll, Shrimp Spicy Roll, Philadelphia Roll, Veggie Roll, Miso Soup, and a green salad with white miso dressing.
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Dine With Us

School meals are a healthy option, a great value and a huge convenience for busy families! We are committed to providing wholesome, high quality menus, prepared fresh daily from locally sourced ingredients whenever available and in season. We offer a variety of meal choices and Smart Snack options that meet NSLP (National School Lunch Program), HHFKA (Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act) and state nutrition guidelines and are analyzed and approved by a Registered Dietitian. We also collaborate with parents, students and school nurses to accommodate the dietary requirements of students with food allergies and other special diets. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We are here to help!

Nourishing Growing Minds

Our program is focused on high quality food, progressive nutrition education programs and excellent service. Key program features:

  • We emphasize wholesome, natural ingredients, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy snacks.
  • We offer a variety of allergen-free foods to accommodate students with allergies.
  • Our menus comply with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and state and local wellness guidelines.
  • We educate children about making healthy choices, using our award-winning Nutrition Safari® and Smart ChoicesTM nutrition education materials.
  • Menus are changed monthly to introduce new seasonal specials, incorporating community feedback and the latest menu trends.
  • We support our menu offerings with comprehensive, age-appropriate marketing materials that encourage students to make healthy meal choices.

Wholesome Foods with Natural Ingredients

Our menus include locally sourced items whenever available and in season, featuring wholesome, natural ingredients and minimally processed foods. Highlights include:

  • Products sourced by Whitsons have Zero Trans Fats unless naturally occurring.
  • Our milk is rBGH free, fat-free or 1% and contains no high fructose corn syrup.
  • We source chickens that are raised without the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics.
  • We source products without artificial ingredients or High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) wherever possible. Examples include breads, dressings, condiments, chocolate milk, etc.
  • We offer fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
  • We prepare our meals with low fat cheeses and lean meats.
  • We feature whole grain pastas, rice, breads, pizza crust, pancakes, waffles and other grain products.
  • We balance potato products and other starchy vegetable offerings with a primary focus on complex carbohydrates and non-starchy vegetables.
  • We bake instead of fry.

Understanding the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA)

The purpose of the HHFKA is to ensure that meals are healthy and well balanced and provide students with all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. The good news is that much of the components of the HHFKA final ruling have already been in place in our school programs for some time, such as:

  • Whole grain offerings
  • Variety of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Focus on lean protein choices
  • Smart Snack options
  • Fat-free and low-fat milk
  • Reduced sodium content

HHFKA mandates that school lunches have:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits
  • Increased vegetable protein offerings, such as beans
  • Smaller servings of proteins and carbohydrates

For additional details on the HHFKA, click here to visit the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service website at:
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/CNR_2010.htm