Welcome To School Year 2023/24
All students are eligible for free breakfasts this school year!! All reduced status students are eligible for free lunches!!
Please Click the links below to see DECEMBERS Menus
ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OFFER A BENTO BOX CHOICE AS WELL AS A HOT LUNCH CHOICE DAILY.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO PRINT AND BRING TO YOUR SCHOOL
AMOUNT DUE MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO PARTY DATE
PLEASE ORDER AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR
Celebrate your child's special day by reserving a classroom celebration platter from the Food Service Department for the entire class.
Please contact your child's school kitchen directly to order.
Thames River- Ssineiro@groton.k12.ct.us
Northeast Academy- Ckorteweg@groton.k12.ct.us
Catherine Kolnaski- Eabbott@groton.k12.ct.us
Charles Barnum- Dclark@groton.k12.ct.us
Follow us on Facebook @groton.student.nutrition for additional updates and up-to-the-minute messages
Free & Reduced-Price Meals Online Application Open for 2023/24 School Year
Comidas Gratuitas y a Precio Reducido 2023/24
If you need assistance filling out this form please contact Food Services directly at 860-449-7208.
MyPaymentsPlus View account balances or make lunch payments online.
Staff can set up meals accounts, too! Click here to learn how!
If your children qualify for free school meals, you might also qualify for SNAP benefits. SNAP helps people buy food for themselves and their families.
Our Wellness Committee will meet throughout the 2023-2024 school year. If you are a parent, staff, student or community member interested in joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LSWP Triennial Assessment Summary
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in public schools, requires a triennial assessment of our Local School Wellness Policy. The Groton Public Schools’ (GPS) wellness policy (P 6142.101 / Wellness Score Card / Wellness Summary Assessment) can be found on our Policy Website and was developed to support student and staff health and well-being.
Our Wellness Committee, composed of stakeholders in the Groton community, has performed an assessment of our policy, using the WellSAT, which is a quantitative assessment tool developed by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The goal of the assessment is to compare Groton’s policy to a model policy, identifying our strengths, our areas for growth and our plans to improve our wellness policy.
The evaluation examines these components of our policy:
Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals
Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages
Physical Education and Physical Activity
Wellness Promotion and Marketing
Implementation, Evaluation and Communication