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Children with special dietary needs policy

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services professionals take pride in preparing breakfast and lunch for about 1,000 students daily. We prepare food on site in both buildings.

The Nutrition Services program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the Nutrition Services programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

Nutrition Integrity

  • Nutritional values of meals are evaluated over a period of a week rather than judged on a single meal or food item.

  • Student meals contain adequate calories and a variety of foods to support growth, development, and a healthy weight.

  • Purchasing practices ensure the use of high quality ingredients and prepared items to maximize student acceptance. Nutrition Services professionals continue to work with industry to develop these foods.

  • Foods are prepared in ways that ensure a balance between optimal nutrition quality and student acceptance.

  • Foods offered to students in addition to the school breakfast and lunch will be of optimal nutrition quality.

  • The school cafeteria serves as an educational venue to promote good nutrition practices.

We continually strive to improve the nutritional integrity of our breakfast and lunch programs.

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:, 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) E-mail:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nutrition Services

Unpaid Meal Charge Policy

Summer Meals Outreach and Locator

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:



To find a meal site near you during the summer months:

Call 211

Call 1.866.3.Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre

Text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877

Download to your phone NOTE: Sites are added and removed throughout the summer.  Please check back often for updated information. 

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