District Food Service Meal Policies
Central Montcalm Public School Food Service Department
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve your family school meals. We strive to serve delicious, well balanced meals in a safe, cheerful and caring environment.
Understanding the coming school year is going to be different in ways we have never experienced before, our goal is to make mealtime as easy as possible. No matter where meals are served, we are still going to serve foods kids love to eat and do everything we can to keep mealtime as a time for students to recharge and enjoy. Despite an evolving situation one thing that won’t change is our commitment to keeping mealtime a safe, happy, and healthy experience for all our students.
All children K-12 will have meals served in the classroom. We will continue to make that an easy process.
Safety remains our top priority. Students, staff and parents can have peace of mind knowing that our plans are rooted in the most stringent health and safety practice aligned with federal and state regulations, along with local health department recommendations.
Be assured that your kitchen staff will undergo health screenings before each workday and follow strict guidelines for gloves, masks an d physical distancing protocols. These enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures help assure the safest environments possible.
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION (CEP)
We are pleased to inform you that Central Montcalm Public Schools will be participating in an option available to schools as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-2021 school year. This means breakfast and lunch will be free to all students!
Take advantage of this option to ensure your child eats a nutritious breakfast and lunch. A nutritious meal helps students be more alert so they can actively participate in class.
All families MUST fill out the confidential Household Information Report that is located on our website in FinalForms.
WHAT DOES MY STUDENT’S MEAL LOOK LIKE?
What can my child expect at mealtime? Breakfast will contain a white milk, a fruit or 100% juice and an entrée. Lunch will contain a protein item, a whole grain item, 100% juice, fresh or canned fruit, fresh vegetable and milk. Eating foods from each of the food groups is the only way to ensure students are receiving all essential nutrients.
Start your day off right with breakfast and complete it with a great lunch!