School Nutrition

Students need healthy meals to learn. All schools within Windham Southeast Supervisory Union offer healthy meals every school day. In School Year 2023-2024, all students will receive free breakfast and lunch at school.

We are pleased to inform you that Windham Southeast Supervisory Union will be implementing a new program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified below? Great news! All enrolled students of Academy School, Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Dummerston Elementary School, Green Street School, Guilford Central School, Oak Grove School, Putney Central School and Vernon Elementary School are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the school year. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. *

* The district will still be requesting Household Income Forms from households with a student participating in the CEP; however, receipt of free breakfast and lunch meals does not depend on returning it. Completing the application is still necessary to determine eligibility for additional programs that students, schools may qualify for Early College waivers, eligibility to operate school-wide Title 1 program, and e-rate eligibility and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for any additional benefits.

If you have any questions about this letter, please contact Susan Grabowski, Food Program Coordinator, at sgrabowski@wsedvt.org

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
  1. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  1. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Fresh Picks Cafe is the food service manangement company servind all schools with the exception of Putney Central School, and menus can be found here.

 

Current Food Service Providers in WSESU

For all schools in WSESU except Putney Central School, food service is currently provided by Manchester, NH based  Fresh Picks Cafe.

Link to Menus

Putney operates its own in-house food service program.

Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks are provided on a daily basis.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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