The purpose of the Weston Public Schools Foodservice Department is to support the community, encourage a positive learning experience for students, and promote lifelong healthy eating habits by providing nutritious and satisfying food in a safe and welcoming environment.

Meals:

All meals are planned by our Nutritionist and comply with all State and Federal requirements. Meals focus on incorporating the following 5 healthy food components: protein, grain, milk, fruit and vegetable. At our Elementary Schools the meals include all 5 food components. Students at the Middle and High school are offered all 5 food components and encouraged to take at least 3 components with one of the components being either a fruit or a vegetable.

2017-2018 Prices:

Lunch
Elementary Schools: $2.50
Middle School: $3.10
High School: $3.10

Breakfast
Middle School: $1.50
High School: $1.50

Online payments may be made through MySchoolBucks. More instructions may be found here.

Your children may qualify for Free or Reduced priced meals. Please visit here for more information on Free and Reduced lunches.

Food Services Lunch

Students with Food Allergies:

In recent years, there have been an increasing number of students with Life Threatening Allergies (LTAs) who participate in the breakfast and/or lunch program.

Ingredient lists are posted daily in each cafeteria and the Food Service Department will provide labels to parents, guardians, or students on request. Please retain those copies; updates will be sent to the requester when updated versions are available. Parents or guardians of students with LTAs are required to:

  1. Submit all required medical documentation to the school nurse indicating the student’s allergies.
  2. Establish an alternative or back-up lunch option with the School Nurse, Kitchen Manager, and Nutrition Analyst/Farm to School Coordinator.
  3. Submit monthly menu selections to the Nutrition Analyst/Farm to School Coordinator for ingredient lists. Please allow a minimum of 3 business days for ingredient lists to be mailed.

Please be advised that Food Service is unable to provide a definitive and comprehensive list of ingredients for the following reasons:
Due to our district’s cooperative buying agreement, the first few months of school are a time to test and establish products.

  • Occasionally our distributors make “comparable” substitutions for products.
  • We purchase fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms as available which may be after a menu is completed.
  • Rare situations beyond our control, such as power outages, that require Food Service to modify the meals offered at the last-minute.
    • It is for these reasons that we cannot provide a list of ingredient and why it is important to have an alternative lunch plan established.

All Food Service Staff are Serve Safe Certified and have allergy awareness training as required by the state of Massachusetts. We take every precaution to serve healthy, safe, and nutritious meals. We will make accommodations when possible to serve our diverse student body.

If your student has an allergy and you would like to know what the taste test of the month will be in advance, please contact your school nurse, Kelly Shaw (781-786-5292 or shawk@weston.org) or Tess Sousa (781-786-5295 or sousat@weston.org).

Taste Test Days

One day a month elementary school students sample the fruit or vegetable of the month. When possible we try to source the produce from local farms including Lands’ Sake.

The children have so much fun with Taste Test Days and we are always looking for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Kelly Shaw at shawk@weston.org

Check out what the students are sampling each month here.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination 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.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.