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Welcome to the Food Services Department

All our 2021-2022 menus can be viewed at: https://lynnschools.nutrislice.com/

Food is a big part of everyone’s well-being, and students need a place to eat where they can connect with others, recharge, and enjoy a sense of happiness in their school. That’s why we serve food kids love to eat and create programs that encourage fun and discovery. Most importantly, we believe that happy cafeterias start with our people. So, we empower them to go above and beyond to bring their personal “extra” for even more creativity and joy at mealtime. Our goal every day is to make sure that students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in.

Locally in Lynn we serve meals to over 16,000 students in 26 cafeterias. We do more than feed hungry students at Lynn Public Schools. We improve how students eat by preparing fresh, delicious and nutritious meals they love! We engage students and all their senses through the creation of new and fresh dining experiences that improve their school day. Our wide variety of menu items, programs and initiatives nourish student’s bodies, minds and spirits.


Our Elementary School Partner -Revolution Foods 

Chartwells is happy to once again announce its partnership with Revolution Foods who will be supplying the meals for all the Lynn Public elementary schools. More information can be found below about the company and the fresh, delicious, and nutritious meals they offer.

Revolution Foods is proud to be the meal provider for your child this school year. The company was founded in 2006 with a mission to build lifelong healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted food accessible to all. Today their New England culinary center, located in the heart of Boston at Newmarket Square, produces and delivers 250,000 school and community meals per week.

General Information-Revolution Foods (PDF)

Look Inside Your Lunch (PDF)

 

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Important Announcement for the 2021-2022 School Year

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Lynn Public Schools will continue with the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for School Year 2021-22.

What does this mean for you and your children who attend any Lynn Public School?
Great news! All enrolled students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge to your household each day of the 2021-22 school year. Your child (ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

This means each student is eligible for ONE complete breakfast meal and ONE complete lunch meal at NO CHARGE.

If your child wants to purchase a second entrée, a juice, milk or other ala carte items they will need to have money on their account or pay with cash. There will be no charging on accounts allowed for these items going forward.

If you have any further questions, please contact the food service office at (781) 477-7220

Sincerely,
Food Service Department

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Civil Rights Statement (English and Spanish)

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: How to File a Complaint, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario.

Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
(1) Correo: 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; o

(3) Correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

 

Food Service Department Information

Food Service Department Information
Phone (781) 477-7220
Office Location Room 119
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
 
Food Service Personnel
 
Kevin Richardson Senior Director of Dining Services
(781) 477-7220 extension 3227
   
Laurie Bogart Cafeteria Supervisor
(781) 477-7220 extension 3583
   
Yvelis Flores Assistant Director of Dining Services
(781) 477-7220 extension 2775
   
Casey Trainor Assistant Director of Dining Services
  (781) 477-7220 extension 6895
   
Kelsey Massis Resident Dietitian
(781) 477-7220 extension 3236

Meals and Distribution

All our 2021-2022 menus can be viewed at:
https://lynnschools.nutrislice.com/

LPS September 2021 Onsite Menu
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR SEPTEMBER MENU

Menus and Nutrition Facts at Your Fingertips with the Nutrislice App
Menus can be found on the Lynn Public School website under Food Service Department or the Nutrislice app. Through Nutrislice, an innovative app, students, parents and faculty have access to school menus, including nutrition information, allergens and photos, available on desktop and mobile devices.

Everyone is encouraged to download the free Nutrislice App from the App store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and search for your menus or find them on the web at https://lynnschools.nutrislice.com/ A picture containing diagram  Description automatically generated
Feeding our students high quality meals that are nutritious and delicious is our top priority. Chartwells' menus are built to support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and use recipes that taste great and are lower in fat, saturated fat, trans fats, cholesterol and sodium. Our menus also provide whole grains, fruits, vegetables and appropriate portion sizes for all age groups. We analyze our recipes for nutrient content and food values using a food-base menu planning and analysis program that complies with child nutrition guidelines for the National School Breakfast & Lunch programs.

You will see some changes with our school menus and as your student dines in their school cafeteria, they will experience the new USDA requirements. There are five food groups to select foods from: fruits, vegetables, protein, bread grains, and milk. To make a complete meal, one vital change is the requirement for a student to select at least ½ cup of fruit or vegetable. Student meals must contain at least a selection of 3 of the 5 food groups with one being the fruit and/or vegetable selection. If no fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay the individual item prices for foods instead of the complete meal price.

Looking for Extra Income for 2 Hours a Day?

The Lynn Public Schools Food Service Department is looking for candidates to apply to be Lunch Aide Substitutes in our Elementary Schools. Some daily duties will include helping students with their lunches, taking meal counts, monitoring children at lunchtime/recess and cleaning.

If you have a child(ren) in certain Elementary Schools, you can request to sub just for that school if you would like. Availability for all Elementary Schools is encouraged. Once approved, your name will be added to a call list and if an Aide is out, you will receive a call to see if you can fill in for that day.

All interested applicants must apply at the Lynn Schools Personnel Office located in the Administration Building at 100 Bennett St.
 
Snow Days or School Closings
Please note, if school is canceled the canceled lunch will typically be served the next school day.

This institution is an equal opportunity employer.


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Nutrition Information - Elementary, Middle and High Schools

School Wellness, Menu and Nutrition Philosophy

Chartwells K12 and Lynn Public Schools’ Food Service Department has a unique opportunity to support our district’s wellness policies and goals by providing continuity of learning in the cafeteria.  We support students in learning the importance of healthy meals through educational, food-based marketing and hands-on culinary and nutrition demonstrations available through our Discovery Kitchen and Sports Nutrition programs.  We also seek out grant-funded opportunities to build school meal participation or to promote nutrition or physical activity in our schools. 

We demonstrate our commitment to school wellness by planning menus and providing meals and ingredients that meet or exceed USDA standards and by empowering students, parents and school staff with open access to our nutrition and allergen information. We proactively set purchasing standards that support our foodservice directors and school partners in addressing school wellness and sustainability concerns. 

For example, we ensure that our ingredients are free of peanuts and tree nuts and that our milk comes from cows certified to be free of artificial growth hormones rBGH/rBST.  Finally, dietitian support and comprehensive training programs enable our directors to competently plan balanced menus, address food allergies and medical conditions, and provide insight into the nutritional content of our meals made possible through our proprietary menu management software, Webtrition, and our digital menu solution, Nutrislice. 

Discovery Kitchen at Home
Every month, Chartwells K12 and Lynn Public Schools incorporates monthly Discovery Kitchen lessons, events and culinary demonstrations that feature a different monthly them.  This program is designed to bring a fun and inspiring sense of food discovery to our students and school community.

We don’t want the fun to stop at school!  Learning experiences that spark curiosity, discovery and a sense of adventure are the cornerstone of our innovative approach to nutrition education.  Through our Discovery Kitchen at Home, students can participate in fun activities that introduces them to new foods, flavors and nutrition outside of the classroom. Click here for more information about the Discovery Kitchen!

Additional Resources
  Parent Resources about School Meals
  About the National School Lunch Program
  My Plate
  USDA Team Nutrition Spanish Resources
  USDA Team Nutrition Parent Resource
  Kids Eat Right
   
Lynn Public Schools Wellness Policy
  Download Our Wellness Policy

Meal Prices and Meal Applications - Elementary, Middle and High Schools

2021 - 2022 School Year - Meal Prices

The Lynn Public Schools has implemented the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). With this provision, each student enrolled in a Lynn District school is eligible for ONE complete breakfast and lunch daily at NO COST.

Anything above and beyond a complete meal (second meal, second milk etc) will need to be paid for with cash or money on account. There will be ZERO charging allowed. Please keep in mind that a milk by itself is not allowed in the CEP provision and will also need to be paid for.

First Meal: No Cost Second Meal: $1.55 Milk: $0.45 Adult: $3.50

Meal Payment Options

Students have the opportunity to pre-pay for the second meals and ala carte items they purchase from our cafeterias.

The "MyPaymentsPlus" program is linked directly to our school’s student information system for real-time balances and invoices, and eliminating the need to call or visit your school in search of information.

Simply create a free MyPaymentsPlus account to get started today.

SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM

Our 2022 summer meals information will be available next summer!

 

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