Food menus by school can be found using fdmealplanner. To access the menus, click on the website link and then search "Newton" in the search bar. You will be taken to a page where you can select either elementary/NECP, middle, or high school. The website provides a customizable and interactive menu with nutritional and allergy information included.
The menu is subject to change based upon availability of planned items.
The USDA requires that all meals include a meat/meat alternative, grain, fresh fruit, and vegetable choices, as well as beverage options, including non-fat or low-fat milk as part of the federal meal pattern requirements.
At the middle and high school levels, a la carte items such as snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Food allergies in children can affect about 8% of students. In the Newton Public Schools, families, staff, and the school nurse work together to minimize the risk of exposure to food allergens and are prepared to act if an allergic reaction occurs. The Newton School Committee has set age-appropriate guidelines for student and schools. For more information on allergy management in schools, please visit the School Health webpage on the City of Newton website.
NPS Wellness Policy and Guidelines
The Newton School Committee has a Wellness Policy that endorses the multiple policies that inform the district’s wellness program. The policy as it relates to Food Services states that “All foods available in the Newton Public Schools will comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Newton Life Threatening Food Allergy Policy and Guidelines.”