Food Services

Positive nutrition habits have a direct impact on both student learning and student health. It is our mission to support and promote proper dietary habits contributing to student's health status and academic performance. It is our goal to address nutrition and physical activity issues and to develop, implement and evaluate guidelines that support a healthy school environment The Healthy Hunger Free Kids act of 2010 required the US Department of Agriculture to update federal nutrition standards for schools.
King Philip Regional School District Food Services will continue to serve student meals at NO COST through June 2022!

Announcements

Supply Shortage Letter: October 5, 2021

Dear Families,

The King Philip Regional School District Food Service Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow.

All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menu(s) based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.

Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you!

Warmly,
Mary Ann Reynolds
KPRSD Food Service Director

Free & Reduced Forms

Nutrition Guidelines

Student Lunch: All school meals meet the federal requirements for reimbursable school lunch.

Fruits & Vegetables: Schools must offer fruits and vegetables with every lunch. Students must take a 1/2 cup serving daily. Vegetable choices include offerings such as legumes, dark green, red & orange and other groups.

Whole Grains: All grains offered with school meals must be whole grain rich. (51%)

Sodium Limits: Schools much gradually reduce sodium levels in school meals

Dairy: Low fat or fat free milk or fat free flavored milk are offered with every meal. Lactaid available for students with lactose intolerance.

Other Beverages: Plain water (carbonated or uncarbonated) no limit to quantity or size. Juice – 100% fruit juice, no larger than 4 oz.

Ala Carte: All ala carte items offered in vending machines and in the Cafeteria follow the USDA School Food Service guidelines for calories, sodium, saturate fat and whole grain limits.

Lunch Menus

Calorie Limits

Schools must meet Calorie limits according to age/grade.

Grades 7-8: 600-700 calories
Grades 9-12: 750-850 calories

Snacks Guidelines:

  • 200 or less calories
  • 30% or less calories from fat
  • 10% or less calories from saturated fat
  • 35% or less total weight from sugar
  • trans fat free
  • 200 mg or less sodium

Point of Sale & Prepay Account Information

Charging meals will not be allowed as all students will receive their first meal at no cost.  Second meals would need to be paid for, along with snacks and charging either will not be allowed.

If you have any questions call Mary Ann Reynolds, Director of Food Services.

Civil Rights Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender, identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable , political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington , D.C. 20250-9420, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf , hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

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