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Welcome to Amherst-Pelham Public School Nutrition Services

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

 

Check Out This Great Article on School Food From The New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/opinion/universal-free-school-lunch.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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Welcome UMass Amherst Nutrition Graduate Student, Jessica Holley, as our Spring 2020 ARPS School Nutrition Intern. Jess, in partnership with the ARPS Farm to School Program, will be traveling between schools conducting taste tests of fresh fruits and vegetables. These taste tests will promote fresh, whole foods and work with kids to discover what veggies and fruits they like, as well as experiment with various ways to consume them. The first round of samples includes a variety of raw veggies and dips such as carrots, celery, cucumbers, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and green beans paired with our "school-made" hummus and various dressings for dipping.

 

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Harvest of the Month

February's Harvest of the Month is Butternut Squash! Butternut Squash is a resilient and hearty fall/ winter vegetable that tends to hold well through the winter months. This month, you will see some new recipes featuring Butternut Squash, such as Butternut Squash Bisque, Chicken & Butternut Squash Chili, and even Butternut Squash Muffins at breakfast! Look for our "Harvest of the Month" logo on our online menus to see which days feature this month's harvest!

Check out Mass Farm to school page for more info.

https://www.massfarmtoschool.org/

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