Free Breakfast & Lunch
The Windham Public School district participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, which provides FREE breakfast and lunches for the school year 2022/2023. 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 2022-2023 Community Eligibility Provision letter sent home to the right.
Fresh Fruit and Veggies
The FFVP (Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program) 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.