|Mr. Eric Volle
Director of Food Services
The Windham Food Service Department is committed to providing a variety of appealing and nutritious meals. All meals are consistent with the USDA Dietary guidelines for Americans and are made and served in a sanitary environment that is essential for each student's needs. Windham Public Schools encourages parents/guardians of students with food allergies to notify the school nurse of the allergies as they may be life-threatening. In partnership with families, the community, and our town, our food service program strives to provide fuel to learn, assisting students in achieving their maximum potential. After all, healthy children are the best learners! View the Windham Board of Education's Wellness Policy 6142.101 for more information on healthy learning environments.
Windham Summer Food Service Program:
For many kids, summertime means food, friends and fun. For families who count on school meals , however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further. Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at summer meals sites across Windham, CT. See the schedule for the Free 2017 Summer Meal Program. To learn more about Summer Meals in the Windham community, please click the link below available in Spanish and English.
We have recently created a NEW Health and Wellness Monthly Newsletter. Click the link below to discover fascinating information on healthy lifestyle choices. http://www.schoolmenus.org/Wellness_Newsletters_2017_Windham.html
The Windham Public School district participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, which provides FREE breakfast and lunches for the school year 2016-2017. Yes, these meals are absolutely FREE to all students. Each meal provided to students is comprised of meal components that mirror USDA's My Plate model. In addition, we provide FREE after school snacks to any student participating in a school based after school activity.
Read the full Community Eligibility Provision Release.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
The FFVP is a grant opportunity for schools to provide children with fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day, at no cost to the children. FFVP is available in elementary schools only. The goal of the program is to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables among school-aged children, educate students about the benefits of fruits and vegetables, and expose them to new varieties. Teaching children healthful eating habits may help promote a healthy school environment, improve student health and help combat the childhood obesity epidemic.
How Does the FFVP Funding Work?
Each year, eligible schools can apply for the FFVP grant funds. Each school is allotted $50-$75 per student to fund the program. The money is used for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables to serve during the school day, separate from breakfast and lunch meals. Schools can also use grant funds to cover the cost of food preparation, equipment, and administration of the program.
Click the link below for more information on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
Windham Public Schools implements Healthy Food Certification in all Windham Schools. As such, there are federal and state laws that apply to all fundraising activities conducted on school premises by school-related organizations and outside organizations not affiliated with the school.Please read our Fundraising Guideline FAQ before starting your event!
For more information contact the Department of Food Services at 860-465-2608 or dial 211.