CONTACT INFORMATION

Eliza Hobert, Food Service Director
(413) 565-4230 Ext 4047
hoberte@whitsons.com

MEAL PRICING

 

Elementary Lunch $2.50
Middle School Lunch $2.75
High School Lunch $3.00
Reduced Price Lunch $0.40
Milk $0.50
100% Juice $0.50

 

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pdfLongmeadow Schools Meal Charging Policy

pdfLongmeadow Wellness Reminders for Parents

pdfLongmeadow Free/Reduced Meal Application

 

 

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National School Breakfast Week (March 6th-10th)

This week is National School Breakfast Week, a national campaign that serves as a reminder to all of the importance of a healthy breakfast for students. National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP), which is a federally funded program.  In 2016, the SBP provided almost 2.5 billion breakfasts to students nationwide. 

Breakfast is crucial to academic success, as all growing minds need proper nutrition to function optimally.  The best breakfasts for student success contain whole grains, fruits, and lean proteins.  All school breakfasts offer those components plus milk and more.   

Whole grains such as oatmeal and whole wheat toast will make a student feel fuller for longer because they are higher in fiber than enriched (white) products.  Whole fruits are also higher in fiber than their processed counter parts- juice. 

Whole fruits are perfect for those who are on the go, and they make great snacks too.  Choose a banana, orange, or apple to have between meals instead of going to the vending machines.  As for the protein source, try peanut butter on toast, a hard-boiled egg with your oatmeal, or turkey bacon to replace pork-based meat on a breakfast sandwich.  Protein takes a longer time to digest than a carbohydrate, so you will keep those distracting hunger pangs away long enough to make it to lunch time.

This year’s National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme is “School Breakfast Challenge”. Students will be encouraged to “Take the Challenge” from March 6-10 with special menus, decorations, cafeteria events, and more.  Celebrate National School Breakfast Week by trying your school’s breakfast options.  Experiment with different component options to see what works best for you to make it through the morning and succeed in school! 

Contributor: Laura Binder-Hines, R.D.

About Laura Binder-Hines:
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, along with Courtney Yablonsky and Katherine Barfuss, assist our team members in the field pass their state administrative reviews by offering support with menu development and recipe creation. Laura is also a certified yoga instructor and essential oils enthusiast, and loves to contribute to Whitsons’ social media outlets to discuss nutrition and stress management-related topics.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author and should not be construed as the opinions of Whitsons Culinary Group or any of its affiliates.  All content and material contained in this blog is provided for informational purposes only, and no representation is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual.  It is not medical advice and should not be treated as such.  You should not rely on the information in this blog as a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.