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Welcome to Amherst-Pelham Public School Nutrition Services

 

Check out this article about our program!

https://www.amherstindy.org/2020/10/23/families-urged-to-take-free-meals-for-kids/

 

Below is the upcoming weekly delivery menu. To view the menu for the entire month, broken down by day for in-person, please follow the menu links on our website.

 

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LATEST UPDATE (10/12/20) on Free Meals for Children: The USDA has agreed to fund the Universal Free Meals for Children Program for the entire school year! That means that ALL children, ages 18 and under, will receive free meals, either in person or remotely, until the end of the school year in June.

Please reach out with any questions regarding the program. Note that there is no application, qualification requirements, or sign ups required to participate in this program.

Keep checking back here and on social media for changes and updates as the year progresses.

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Thank you for your continued support of our program. By receiving these meals, you are helping us secure necessary funding needed to continue feeding our children.

 

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2020-2021 Meal Applications are now available:

English: https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/schools/1539968347373/mealapps/English_Meal_Application_2020-21.pdf

Spanish: https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/schools/1539968347373/mealapps/Solicitud_de_Comida_Espa%C3%B1ola_2020-21.pdf

 

 

GOVERNOR BAKER SIGNS BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL LEGISLATION INTO LAW!

Breakfast After the Bell | The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

https://riseandshinema.org/2020/08/04/governor-baker-signs-breakfast-after-the-bell-legislation-into-law/

" Expanding breakfast from before the bell to after the bell is a proven, simple, and effective strategy to boost breakfast participation, ensuring all students are fed and ready to learn every day. "

" Breakfast After the Bell will break down barriers to accessing food, which perpetuates the achievement gap, and help us move to a more equitable public education system, one in which all students get the nutrition they need to succeed. "

 

Check out our Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date, discover new recipes, and get in touch!

https://www.facebook.com/AmherstFood/

https://www.instagram.com/arpsschoolnutrition/

 

We know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.


The School Nutrition department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. 

Our Promise

We promise to provide every student in our schools with access to healthy, local and flavorful meals to fuel their potential for achievement, growth, and overall well-being.

 

What's Cooking

 

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Some photos from our Emergency Meals Program:

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Visit the Elementary School Gardens Website:

https://sites.google.com/arps.org/amherst-elementary-school-gard/home?authuser=0&fbclid=IwAR2AesvWznWM43zOW7FuqcxAR658MoK4MnzQVHVVzZTUfqpDpFELLqcuSfk

 

Harvest of the Month

The Harvest of the Month in November is Kale! Kale is loaded with fiber and antioxidants, and one cup of raw kale provides more than 100% of the daily value of vitamins A, C and K. Nutrient dense, low calorie foods like kale help fight diseases linked to heart health like diabetes and obesity. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef and more calcium than milk!

 

Fun Facts about Kale:

After a frost, kale becomes sweeter.


Kale has been cultivated for over 6,000 years.


The US plants more kale in acres than brussels sprouts.

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Check out Mass Farm to school page for more info.

https://www.massfarmtoschool.org/

 

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