Food Service Program
The Lexington Public Schools Food Service Program is an important component to the overall educational experience designed to support students, staff, and the overall community by promoting lifelong healthy eating habits, encouraging a positive learning experience for students, and by providing nutritious and satisfying food in a safe and positive environment. All menu items meet National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Health Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA), and state nutrition guidelines and are analyzed and approved by a Registered Dietician (RD). In addition to the previously described areas, Lexington's Food Service program is compliant with the School Committee's Wellness Policy.
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Free & Reduced Lunch Information:
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications are emailed in August to all registered student households. In order to receive Free or Reduced Lunch meals, a Free and Reduced Lunch Application must be completed and returned to the Operations Office. Eligibility Information and applications for Lexington's Free & Reduced Lunch program can be found at the link below:
- Free & Reduced Lunch Application (English) (Chinese) (Hindi) (Korean) (Japanese) (Hindi) (Portuguese) (Russian) (Spanish)(Vietnamese)
- Free & Reduced ON-LINE Application
Lexington Public Schools offers mySchoolBucks.com, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your child’s school meals using your credit/debit card or electronic check.
- Lexington's Local Wellness Policy (LWP):
- 2017-18 School Wellness Advisory Committee Information
- 2017-18 Lexington Public Schools Wellness Policy Assessment
- School Nutrition Association
- Massachusetts Department of Education: School Nutrition
- Healthy Students, Healthy Schools: Revised Guidance for Implementing the Massachusetts School Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages
School Committee Policies:
- Meal Charge Policy
- Financial Assistance
- Free & Reduced Lunch
- Wellness Policy
- Life Threatening Allergies
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture |Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights | 1400 Independence Avenue, SW | Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”