DOES SARANAC CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDE FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH TO ALL STUDENTS?
We do not. The USDA's Food and Nutrition Services provides a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows the nation's highest poverty schools and Districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students. A district or school is able to enroll in CEP if the percentage of identified students is above 40%. An identified student lives in a household that receives benefits such as SNAP/Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF Cash Assistance or FDPIR.
WHAT IS SARANAC'S PERCENTAGE OF IDENTIFIED STUDENTS?
Saranac's identified student percentage is approximately 31% for the 2016-2017 school year. To qualify for the program, the number of identified students in the District would need to increase by about 130.
Link to "Community Eligibility 2016"
Welcome to our School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children
We're reinforcing our commitment to good nutrition for your kids.
Beginning in the 2012/13 school year, we have put in place some new USDA guidelines for even healthier meals for your kids!!!
Saranac CSD offers our students the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs each school day, which play key roles in supporting the nutrition and health of our school children by providing nutritionally sound meals.
Good Nutrition is vital to academic success and very specific nutrient standards are met to ensure student needs.
If we can be of any assistance to you, please call or email:
Kathy Garrant CDN SNS CDM CFPP Serv Safe Certified
Saranac CSD School Food Service Director