Welcome to the Middle Country Food Service Program: We understand the critical role that wholesome eating plays in the educational process and the health of growing bodies at every stage of development. Our cooks use wholesome ingredients to freshly prepare our food, paying particular attention to the use of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and healthy snacks. Nutritional breakfasts and lunches are available daily in all schools and are consistent with the dietary guidelines.
Earlier this school year, the USDA announced that all students, regardless of their household income, are entitled to FREE BREAKFAST and FREE LUNCH through June 30, 2022. Although meals are free for all students, households are still required to complete Free and Reduced Meal Applications.
Please note: Renewal in the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program is not automatic for everyone. If you do not receive a letter by mid-September indicating approval for Free or Reduced Priced Meals for the 21/22 school year, and you feel your family may be eligible, please fill out an application or call 631-285-8193 for information. A new application must be filled out as soon as possible before mid-October 2021 to be processed for (and avoid interruption to) 21/22 full-year eligibility. FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PRICE PROGRAM (see "Related Files" below for 2021-2022 Free & Reduced Meal Price Applications)
Please visit the "Food Service Eboard" for program-related information such as the "Breakfast and Lunch menus," nutritional analysis, food allergens, and much more. Created by Whitsons Culinary Group, the FD Meal Planner incorporates an exciting new platform to build a meal that calculates the calories and nutrients based on the selected items.
FOOD ALLERGY/ STUDENT SAFETY INFORMATION: If you have a student with a severe food allergy eating from the cafeteria, please contact your building nurse and the food service department for assistance to discuss the "food allergy procedure" and safety of our children. Communication is vital, and we must work closely to meet the needs of our students with food allergies.
To access allergen information, click fdmealplanner.com and type in the student's school name. An additional optional feature, you may set up an account to track dietary and nutritional information for your child. The government requires manufacturers to list the top eight allergens on the label in the food. It is not mandated for food plants to put information on the label regarding a potential risk for cross-contamination if multiple allergens such as soy and wheat are utilized on the production lines. As a courtesy, some companies do list this information.
My School Bucks On-Line Payment: Funding your student's lunch account: Parents are encouraged to create an account at MySchoolBucks.com. This convenient online payment service is where you can directly deposit money into your student's meal account and alleviate the concerns regarding lost or forgotten money, and provide funds for ala carte foods, beverages, and additional purchases. Available funds remaining in your My School Bucks account as of June 2021 will be carried over to the 2021-2022 school year. All negative balances should be paid promptly.
The Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, P.L. 103-448, has amended Section 9(b)(2)(c) of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to allow limited disclosure of information about the free and reduced-price meal or free milk eligibility without parent/guardian consent. Participant’s name, eligibility status, and other information provided on the application or obtained through direct certification or verification may be disclosed to certain other federal, state, or local agencies as authorized by the NSLA.
Please contact the food service office if you require assistance @ 631-285-8193 or 285-8190.