SUPPER at SCHOOL
Starting September 3, 2013, twenty one Broward County Schools will participate in the Child Care Food Program (CCFP), a federally funded program which provides healthy meals and snacks in the child care setting. Students enrolled in the aftercare program at designated schools will enjoy a nutritious early dinner before going home as well as a snack if they are picked up later. An age-appropriate meal including a milk, fruit, vegetable, grain, and meat or meat alternate will be offered in the school's cafeteria to students enrolled in the aftercare program. Supper are available at no charge. The supper meals will meet USDA meal pattern requirements.
The Department of Education has finalized the list of Broward County Schools selected for Universal Free Breakfast. I am happy to report that your school remains on the list for the 2016 - 2017 school year. This can be confusing for parents and staff who are unfamiliar with this program. I suggest you review the following points with all staff and consider putting this information in a newsletter to parents and/or including this information in any scheduled Open Houses prior to the start of school.
- All students in schools selected as a "Universal Free Breakfast" site are eligible for free breakfast daily. There are 77 schools in the district that were selected by DOE.
- Payment for lunch meals is required for any students with a reduced and paid eligibility.
- Ala carte sales such as ice cream, bottled water, etc. require payment from all students at all meals.
- All families need to complete a new Meal Benefit application for the current school year. Online submissions are suggested to expedite the process and minimize hardship.
- Students enrolled in Broward County Schools may eat on last year's eligibility for the first few weeks of school only. Any student who has not completed a new application for the this school year revert to paid status after October 4, 2016.
- Students who are new to Broward County Schools from out of county or country automatically become a "paid eligibility". These families must be encouraged to complete the Meal Benefit application as soon as possible to determine if they are eligible free or reduced priced meals. (e.g. It does not matter if a student received free or reduced meals in Miami Dade County or in Michigan last year and now attends school here.)
Food and Nutrition Services offer variety and well-balanced nutritious meals at a low cost. School lunches provide an assortment of foods including daily meal salads and fresh fruit. School meals are healthy, meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. By choosing lunch at school, students learn to make healthy choices, reinforcing nutrition education taught in the classroom. Delicious breakfasts are served daily in all Broward County Public schools.
Ala Carte Items available to sell: