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Welcome to Norwich Public Schools Food Services!

For the entire 2020-2021 school year - Norwich Public School is providing free meal for all children 18 years and younger.  These meals are open to the children in the community regardless if they attend Norwich Public Schools.  These meals (breakfast and lunch) are provided daily at the following locations and times.  Children do not need to be present to pick them up, parents/guardians can pick them up.  Link below lists location and times.

Meal Pick-Up Location & Times

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Food Services Department sees to the nutritional needs of the school children of Norwich, Connecticut.  Breakfast, Lunch and Supper are normally served at ALL of our schools, but due to COVID-19 and operating under a hybrid model, supper is not available.  Once we have after school programming, we will revisit having suppers.

Our mission is to provide "quality, nutritious food choices and nutrition education to all children in Connecticut." (As stated by the School Nutrition Association of Connecticut)
       
In addition to providing breakfast, lunch and supper during the school year, Food Services oversees the management of all the school kitchens and runs a summer lunch program at several sites around the city as well as Sprague.

 

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.

 

Norwich Public Schools Food Service is very excited to announce that for the 2020-2021 school year - ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING NORWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL CONTINUE TO EAT FOR FREE for Breakfast and Lunch.  There is no longer a need for households to fill out Free/Reduced Forms.  

CEP - Community Eligibility Provision

Community Eligibility

CEP letter to parents English

CEP letter to parents Spanish

CEP letter to parents Haitian Creole

CEP letter to parents Chinese

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a program that operates in six (6) of our elementary schools.  It allows us to provide every child in the enrolled school, a fresh fruit or vegetable snack daily.  The link below details the program.

Fruits & Vegetables

 

Once we operate full in-person, five (5) days a week, we will serve suppers. We serve suppers in all of our schools that have after school care.  These meals are provided at no cost.  The daily menu is listed under our menus. 

Suppers

Suppers Facts

Suppers Pamphlet

 

Read about what we are doing in the Farm to School Program!

Norwich Farm to School

 

Did you know that we the cover story for Connecticut Grown magazine for 2018?

Article in Connecticut Grown 2018

Connecticut Grown 2018

 

Norwich Public Schools Food Service is a proud member of:

Lighthouse Food Co-Op Purchasing Information