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The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is governed by
federal and state guidelines set by the US. Dept. of Agriculture and the
State Department of Education. Meals are planned to meet the Dietary Guidelines
for Americans and one-third of the Recommended Dietary allowances for
school-age children. The following key nutrients are the focus of our
meals: calories (< 30% calories from fat, < 10% calories from saturated
fat), protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A , C.
School meals are planned to encourage children to choose a variety of
foods (an established dietary guideline) by making food choices on a daily
basis. Our entree, side dishes and milk choices are offered to help students
best meet their recommended nutrient levels especially for vitamins A,
C and calcium.
Today's school cafeterias provide much more variety and nutrition than
lunchrooms of old. Today's kids are much more sophisticated than we were
at their age, even in term of the food they like. And with school lunch,
if they don't like what they see, they won't eat it.
But don't think for a minute that school nutrition programs have sacrificed
nutrition for taste just to keep kids interested! Schools participating
in the National School Lunch Program are required to plan menus that meet
at least one-third of a child's Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). Plus,
school nutrition managers across the country are:
Implementing the principles in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Revamping children's old favorite recipes with ingredients lower
in salt, sugar, fat and cholesterol and higher in fiber.
Introducing more fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains to
As you know, getting children to eat foods that are good
for them is often a difficult task. But school nutrition managers educate
students about good nutrition through special promotional and marketing
campaigns to encourage lunch choices. The program offers elementary through
high school students healthily, well-balanced meals with menu choices
ranging from favorites such as pizza and nacho's, to sandwiches, salads
and pasta. All meals are consistently low in cost and offer a variety
of foods from each of the Five Food Groups. There is a smorgasbord of
menu choices from several main dishes and a variety of vegetables, fruit
and salads, to drink options such as flavored milks, waters and juices.
And serving styles vary from the self serve line, to salads and buffets.
It's no wonder students are eating in the cafeteria more often today than
ever before. The goal of the food service program is to provide students
with nutritious foods that will enhance learning. We're really feeding
their bodies and minds. By providing good-tasting, nutritious meals in
pleasant surroundings and helping to teach students the value of good
nutrition, our child's school nutrition program is an essential part of
the education system. A menu of popular food items, healthy variety of
food choices, an enticing atmosphere - it just may be the best deal in
the country, and it's all at your local school cafeteria.
Free and Reduced Lunch
The Trumbull Public Schools participate in the National School Lunch Program where families who qualify can receive free meals or reduced price meals (for breakfast $.30 at (Trumbull High School Only) and for lunch $.40per day). Family Applications will be distributed on the first day of school to every child in the Trumbull Public Schools. The application is also available here with the directions for filling it out. Only one application per family is required.
Note that parents need to fill out a new application every year. 2012 - 2013 application - Please note this will only be good for the 2012-2013 school year!
Persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency needing assistance with applications or other food service related information should call the Food Services office at 203-452-4500 for assistance.
If you have any question please call the Food Services Office, 203-452-4500
The Trumbull Schools use a computerized Point-of-Sale Program where
all students have an account ready to be used for the purchase of lunches
and snacks. All students are issued Bar Coded Personal Identification
Number (PIN) that each child memorizes and enters at the serving line.
With less cash to handle, the serving lines move much faster with the
computerized point-of-sale allowing students more time to eat.
School Nutrition Accountability Program (SNAP) is a debit account (not a credit account). Any amount of money is deposited into the account.
At mealtime, the student will punch in their (PIN) and the computer accesses
his/her account. If there is money in the account, the purchases are deducted.
If you wish your total amount to be for lunches only, you must note "
for lunch only" on your deposit slip. If you wish purchases to be for
both lunch and ala carte, you must note "lunch/ALA carte on your deposit
You may, as in the past, send in cash for lunch and ALA carte purchases.
If a student is eligible for free meals, the computer acts as if the student
has meal credits in the account. If the student is reduced lunch, your
prepayment will be deducted from the account. If there is no money in
the account, you pay reduced price with cash. If there is no money in
the account and the student is full priced, the computer will ask for
the price of the purchases (you pay with cash).You may make a deposit
(prepayment) at any time. Please use the deposit slip and write all information on the slip. Deposit slips are available on
the menu and in your school cafeteria or from downloading below:
Deposit Forms (pdf format)
Elementary Deposit Slip | Middle and High School Deposit
Our lunch credit policy for students who do not have cash or money on
their account is to allow 2 lunches to be purchased on credit. When the
2-lunch credit has been reached, the student will receive a modified lunch
that includes milk and fruit so that they will not go hungry, all credited
meals must be repaid. Our policy does not permit charging an ALA carte
items on the account including snacks or ice cream.
Parent suggestion: Parents can keep track of how many lunches/ALA
carte items have been prepaid in order to know when to send in more lunch
We make every effort to communicate with parents by sending negative balance
letters home. As always, parents may contact the kitchen manager to get
their child's lunch balance. The best time to call is between 9:30 am
and 10:45 am or between 1:00 pm and 1:30 PM In addition, the kitchen manager
can process a report that will detail what the child has purchased over
a period of time.
SCHOOL LUNCH DEBIT and MyLunchMoney YEAR END POLICY
All lunch accounts will be transferred to
the next school year.
High school seniors and students leaving the Trumbull School system ONLY. Can request a refund of monies left in their account. You must have a written request for a refund from a parent or guardian and inform the Manager of Food Services at your school by Friday June 7, 2013. All refunds will be mailed to your home.
Graduating seniors can have their balance transferred to a sibling if requested in writing from a parent
Smart Pay - Parents must stop MLM Smart Pay and remove their child from MyLunchMoney Program if a refund is due from the MLM account.
Refunds will not be returned from a child's account until confirmation from the MyLunchMoney Program that the child has been removed from the MyLunchMoney program Any questions please call the Trumbull Food Services Office at 203-452-4500
Refunds will be mailed to your home
Request for refunds will NOT be accepted after the June 7, 2013 deadline.
MyLunchMoney will be inactive (closed for the summer) June 21, 2013
MyLunchMoney will be active (open for the school year) August 24, 2013.
We are available from 7:30am - 3:30pm, Monday thru Friday.
If you are not able to call during those hours, you may leave a message for us and we will be happy to return your call.
If you need to send a fax to us, our fax number is 203-452-4367
Our mailing address is:
Trumbull Public Schools
Food Services Department
6254 Main Street
Trumbull CT 06611