Notice of Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Application
The Newton Public Schools will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, all Newton schools will offer healthy meals every school day.
The Massachusetts legislature has provided funding to make meals available at no cost to all students during school year 2023-2024, regardless of household income. However, families should still complete a Meal Benefit Application as this provides data for key funding for academic resources and may also connect families to additional benefits. This data will also support the additional funds provided by the Commonwealth for this pilot.
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The Newton Public Schools is committed to providing students with healthy, balanced, and good-tasting meals. As a district that participates in the USDA National School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program, students are offered a variety of healthy options, including locally grown and sourced fruits and vegetables following the USDA guidelines of the program. Newton works to ensure that students have access to healthy meals so they are ready to learn and are more engaged.
The USDA Meal Pattern Chart describes the meal components, quantities by component, nutritional,and calorie requirements for all meals served under the program.
For more in-depth information about the USDA meal programs that Newton operates, please review the Meal Requirements Under the National School Lunch Program Metro Center and School Breakfast Program: Questions and Answers for Program Operators Updated to Support the Transitional Standards 1320 for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Effective July 1, 2022.
Please be sure to visit our Updates Webpage for important news from the Food Service program.
Food Service Provider-Whitsons Culinary Group
The Newton Public Schools partners with Whitsons to procure, prepare and serve breakfast and lunch service in the Newton Public Schools. Whitsons offers nutritious meals and demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainable food and environmental practices. Meals include a variety of menu options.
Language Assistance Services
ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-617-559-6043.
ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-617-559-6043.
CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-617-559-6043
ATENÇÃO: Se fala português, encontram-se disponíveis serviços linguísticos, grátis. Ligue para 1-617-559-6043.
ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода.Звоните 1-617-559-6043.
ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-617-559-6043.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g.,Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.