Welcome to the Middle Country Food Service Program
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEAL PROGRAM (see "Related Files" below for of 2020-2021 Free & Reduced Meal Price Applications)
Students can receive free or reduced-price school meals. Contact the Food Services Department for more information at 285-8193. 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 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 you are approved for Free or Reduced Priced Meals for the 20/21 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 prior to mid-October 2020 in order to be processed for (and avoid interuption to), 20/21 full year eligibility.
Please visit the "Food Service Eboard" for program-related information such as the "Breakfast and Lunch menus", nutritional analysis, food allergens, and much more... launched at the MCCSD for the 2019-2020 school year is the newly developed interactice FD MealPlanner created by Whitson's. This is a state-of- the-art device also incorporates an exciting new platform to build a meal which calculates the calories and nutrients based on the selected items.
MySchool Bucks On-Line Payment : Funding your student's lunch account: Parents are encouraged to create an account at MySchoolBucks.com . Available funds remaining in your My School Bucks account as of June 2020 will be carried over to the 2020-2021 school year. All negative balances remaining as of June 2020 should be paid promptly.
This convenient online payment service is where you can directly deposit money into your child's meal account and alleviate the concerns regarding lost or forgotten money.
SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE
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.
Our monthly menus not only feature nutritional messages but also highlight a special fruit or vegetable of the month to encourage students to try new healthy choices.
FOOD ALLERGY/ STUDENT SAFETY INFORMATION
If you have a student with a serious food allergy that is 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 key and its crucial that we work closely to meet the needs of our students with food allergies.
To access allergen information, click fdmealplanner.com and type in student school name. An additional feature, which is optional- you may set up an account to track dietary and nutrtional information for your child. The government requires manufactures to list the top eight allergens on the label if it is 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.
Please contact the food service office if you require assistance @ 631-285-8193, or 285-8190.