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Welcome to Food Services!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Our Goals

Wareham Food Service will provide healthy, nutritious and appetizing meals that contribute to the well-being and learning ability of students.  We will do this with a welcoming, friendly attitude and in a clean and safe dining environment. The Food Service Department is also run in a financially responsible manner which avoids any impact on the District’s general operating budget.    

What we do

We serve between 45, 000 and 60,000 meals a month during the school year.  At least two thirds of our students receive a breakfast or lunch from us every day.

 

We provide nutritious snacks for students in organized after-school education or enrichment.  During vacations and the summer months our students have the benefit of receiving meals also prepared by our food service department.   

 
Nutrition Standards

As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Act to improve the nutrition of children new nutrition standards are implemented each year to improve the breakfasts and lunches that we serve.  These standards emphasize whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and fat-free and low-fat milk options.

 

School Meals are planned according to these guidelines and other state and federal guidelines which require foods from specific food groups in specific quantities to be offered to students.     Meals must follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to:

  1. Include a variety of foods
  2. Include adequate foods from the grain, vegetable and fruit groups
  3. Include foods low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
  4. Limit foods high in sugar content
  5. Limit foods high in sodium

 

All food provided by the United States Department of Agriculture to school nutrition programs is grown and farmed from companies in the USA.  All of our milk is provided from local massachusetts farmers.

 

Please see this document that provides indicative nutritional information on the food we serve. We will be updating and improving this information in the months that follow.  

Please also see the links below for other items we serve:

 

Cereal

Breakfast Roll

Yogurt

 



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