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Andrew Weisman

(914) 737-0201 Ext. 322

weismana@whitsons.com 

MEAL PRICING

Elementary Breakfast $1.10
Elementary Lunch $1.85
Secondary Breakfast $1.10
Secondary Lunch $2.00
Reduced Price Lunch $0.25
Milk $0.35
100% Juice 4 oz $0.35

Every student will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. Any additional meals will be charged the above.

 

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2016-2017 Breakfast and Lunch Programs / Hunger Free Kids Act (2010)

Peekskill City School District has been awarded a federally funded breakfast and lunch provision for all district students Pre-K-Grade 12. Due to the large number of students attending Peekskill City School District who met previous guidelines for free or reduced meals, the district was able to apply for the Community Eligibility Option of the 2010 Hunger Free Kids Act.

Effective immediately, every child Pre-K through grade 12 attending a Peekskill City School District site will receive a free breakfast and free lunch. The only time a child will need to pay for food will be if they wish to purchase a snack item or a second meal.

This is a wonderful program for our students and their families. The subsidy runs from 2016 through June 2020. The value of the reimbursements is estimated to be approximately $400,000 per year for our families.

Attached is a YouTube link entitled – “Community Eligibility-Making Schools Hunger Free” please use the video to share the good news with the community.

 

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