Welcome to the New Bedford Academy Food Services page.
We would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at New Bedford Academy. One of our goals this year is to communicate better with parents/ guardians, to ensure you can make informed choices for your child.
One of the benefits of attending New Bedford Academy is the school nutrition program provided to our students. New Bedford Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program.
Please see the menus below. They are updated monthly. Any last minute changes will also be posted below. The same documents are posted in the main office and at the point of service. Daily offerings are posted at the point of service as well.
New Bedford Academy partners with Papa Eli's, who provides meals in accordance with USDA guidelines.
Research shows that children learn better when they have a nutritious meal. Please see the main office to see if your student qualifies for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program. Since schools are not allowed to make a profit on their meals programs, New Bedford Academy strives to keep costs affordable. We encourage parents to have your child participate daily.
Meals Program News
This year we are working on becoming a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) School. If we are successful, it will mean ALL STUDENTS will eat for free. This would be a fantastic service for all our parents and students. This initiative is very important to us and we will keep you updated as we work through the process.
New Bedford Academy Wellness Policy (Currently under review)
Summer Food Service Sponsored Locations: (info will be updated before each summer break)
Site Name: Luna Pier Library
Address: 4349 Oak St
Luna Pier, MI 48157
Service Days: Mon-Sat
Lunch: 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Site License #58SFS4606
Lunch Menus 2019-2020
Lunch September 2019 (click to view)
Lunch October 2019 (click to view)
Lunch November 2019 (click to view)
Lunch December 2019 (click to view)
Lunch January 2020 (click to view)
Lunch February 2020 (click to view)
USDA- Healthier, Hunger-Free Act 2010 Updates
New Bedford Academy is providing healthy meals and offerings that meet the USDA Healthier, Hunger-Free Act 2010. These offerings will enhance a child's academic and physical performance and address childhood obesity issues.
This school year brings more USDA guidelines for even healthier meals and offerings for your children. The Smart Snacks in School, USDA's "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards was effective July 1, 2014. This new guideline impacts all food sold on school property from midnight until 30 minutes after the school day has ended.
The USDA School Meals Nutrition Standards require that a variety of low fat unflavored milk or fat free flavored milk be offered, all grains must be at least 51% whole grain-rich, and students must take at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable with breakfast and lunch. Meals also must meet calorie, fat, sodium and sugar guidelines.
Below are links to the School Meal Nutrition Standards, Smart Snacks in Schools and regulations ad the food calculator we use to make sure food and beverage items meet the Nutrition Guidelines.
Click here for Free Food Resources in Lambertville, Michigan
Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer , or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632- 9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
Special Dietary Needs
If your student has Special Dietary Needs, you must have a form filled out by a Physician.
This form will have to be filled out for each school year or if there are any changes.
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