|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 Served 22,264 meals in Summer 2018!
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, were available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at summer meals sites across Windham, CT. We hope our community found this service helpful.
Health and Wellness Monthly Newsletter
We have recently created a NEW Health and Wellness Monthly Newsletter. Click the link below to discover fascinating information on healthy lifestyle choices.
Community Eligibility Provision
The Windham Public School district participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, which provides FREE breakfast and lunches for the school year 2018/2019. 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.
For monthly school breakfast and lunch menus please view our Lunch Menu page.
After School Snacks
Each After School Program Coordinator at all schools have access to after school snacks. After school programs that serve meals and snacks draw children and teenagers into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning. The food gives them the nutrition they need to learn and grow. All after school meals and snacks are served in group settings, at no cost to the child or to the child’s parents or guardians. Learn more at the Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Food Care Program.
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.
For more information on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, visit the CT State Department of Education's FFVP page.
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!
More nutrition information can be found on our Resources page.
For more information contact the Department of Food Services at 860-465-2608 or dial 211.