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September 2014

Dear Greenwich School District Students, Parents, and School Community,

As we begin the 2014‐15 school year, Greenwich Food Services would like to welcome you and our students back to school and update you on our menu planning strategies for the school year.

Greenwich Food services remains committed to serving nutritious breakfast (where available) and lunch meals to students in the 2014‐15 school year.  The following menu planning strategies will continue across all Greenwich schools:

  • An abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables will be made available daily.
  • Low‐fat white, skim white and skim chocolate milk will be offered daily.
  • Flavorful entrees utilizing lean beef, chicken, turkey, low‐fat cheese, or beans will be served on a regular basis.
  • All grains offered in the K-8 school cafeterias will be whole grain.

 The Greenwich Board of Education has decided to remove the high school from the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for the 2014‐15 school year. This change will give us more flexibility in food portioning and offerings for our students and reduce food waste. This change will not affect any of the wellness and nutrition initiatives we have embarked upon and it will not affect the free and reduced mealtime program for eligible students.

Nutrition Education

Greenwich is pleased to continue “Wellness is a Way of Life”.  A monthly 2-page informational flyer that is intended to encourage students to Eat Better; Play Harder; Live Healthier; and Learn Easier.  Focusing on food, exercise, healthy choices and learning tips the flyer is a colorful, fun resource to help encourage students to live a healthy life-style.  Look for monthly highlights on our menus and download the 2 page flyer on our website. Should you have additional questions, please visit our district website at www.greenwichschols.org



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