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Karla Grimaldi

(914) 488-8208

grimaldik@whitsons.com

pdf2014-2014 Free and Reduced Lunch

Elementary Lunch $3.50
Secondary Breakfast $1.75
Secondary Lunch $3.50

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Whitsons Enhances Farm-to-School Initiatives

Local Food Sourcing and Nutrition Education Engage Children in Healthy Eating...  Read More

Whitsons School Meals

Take a look at the Whitsons School Meals video featuring Registered Dietitian and...  Read More

Lilly and Her Lunch: A Whitsons Fan

Whitsons has fans! A talented graduating senior at Lexington High School was such...  Read More

Whitsons Gets Rave Reviews from Students on School Lunch and Smoothies

Whitsons gets rave reviews from the students at John M. Marshall Elementary School...  Read More

Inside School Food on Heritage Radio Highlights Whitsons School Lunches

Activist and Blogger Dayle Hayes of School Meals That Rock, a multi-platform...  Read More

Foods for Eye Health

Eating healthy to maintain your normal body functions is always at the top of the...  Read More

April, 11th, 2017

Registered Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

The difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist often come up in...  Read More

March, 20th, 2017

Blueberry and Oatmeal Muffins

Need an idea for a healthy breakfast or even a snack? This Blueberry Oatmeal...  Read More

March, 16th, 2017

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

This week is National School Breakfast Week, a national campaign that serves as a...  Read More

March, 6th, 2017

Putting Your Best Fork Forward

Happy National Nutrition Month! Here at Whitsons we are excited to celebrate the...  Read More

March, 2nd, 2017

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Local Purchasing

Ingredient Sourcing Emphasizing Local Product Providers

Local purchasing is an important part of our overall purchasing strategy and we therefore partner with local farms and vendors whenever possible. We believe it is important to provide local produce, dairy and other main meal components for increased quality and freshness, and to support our local economies.

We require all our vendors to adhere to the same strict quality guidelines as our regional and national suppliers. One requirement is that farms follow Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), including approved testing of their water quality and irrigation process. We also have safety and packaging expectations that must be in place to ensure that quality and integrity of all products are maintained, as well as HACCP plans, lot traceability, full ingredient and allergen disclosure and satisfactory third party audit results.

Our policy is to source locally whenever available and in season. We currently source an average of 52% of our product mix locally, either through our distributors or by developing partnerships directly with local vendors. Some of the core items sourced locally include produce, dairy, fresh bakery items, juices, water, coffee, pizza dough, beef and poultry, seafood, dressings, pastas and snacks.

Local New York Farms

We currently source local produce from the following New York farms when product is available and in season:

  • Deer Run Farms, Brookhaven, NY
  • Densieski Farms, East Quogue, NY
  • Ed Zilnicki Farms, Riverhead, NY
  • Flora Nursery, Cutchogue, NY
  • Fox Hollow Farms, Calverton, NY
  • Harbes Farm, Mattituck, NY
  • Latham Farms, Orient, NY
  • McBride Farms, Cutchogue, NY
  • McKay Farms, Aquebogue, NY
  • Philip A. Schmitt & Sons Farm, Riverhead, NY
  • Satur Farms, Cutchogue, NY
  • Wells Homestead Acres, Riverhead, NY
  • Windy Acres Farm, Calverton, NY
  • Lenny Bruno Farms, Manorville, NY
  • Anderson Farms, Riverhead, NY
  • Rottkamp Brothers Farms, Riverhead, NY
  • Polak Farms, Old Brookville, NY
  • Meyers Farms, Calverton, NY
  • MKZ farms, Jamesport, NY
  • Condzella Farms, Wading River, NY
  • Catapano Dairy, Mattituck, NY
  • Sang Lee Farms, Southhold, NY
  • W&K Farms, NY

Whitsons Clean Initiative

Whitsons School Nutrition program has built a strong reputation for providing high quality food, progressive nutrition education programs and excellent service. Whitsons is committed to using locally sourced ingredients whenever available and in season. We are focused on providing students with wholesome, natural ingredients, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, allergen-free menu options and healthy snacks.

Whitsons Clean Initiative reaffirms our commitment to providing nutritionally balanced meals that are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible. We will continue our search for organic, non gmo and manufactured products, so our food is the cleanest, and most healthy food available anywhere!

Starting this year, we will have selected several new organic products that will be available in schools.  We believe Real Food has a Real Story and we welcome and encourage you to learn more about our vendors:

Stonyfield 

La Flor

Nardones 

Bongards  

Endico

Furmanos   

Tyson Foods Inc.