Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 in our school system, the Food and Nutrition Services has developed a specific plan to execute safe, healthy meal service to our students.  This plan was developed with our students and staff safety first and foremost.

Based on the current opening model released by the district, this Food Service Plan includes free breakfast and lunch to all CTECS students at all of our schools.  All meals will be served in enclosed, wrapped or prepackaged containers to minimize the risk that COVID poses to food safety.  Breakfast and lunch will be served in this style, with hot and cold meal options available for lunch, and for the moment only cold meal options available for breakfast.

Each school has their own specific plan for how meal service will take place in the building, however all schools will have policies that limit touch points and mitigate opportunities to spread the virus. Wherever possible, no contact food service will take place.  Students will either scan IDS to take their meals, or other no contact strategies will be utilized.  We will also be providing “Curb side” pickup meals for students who are remote learning.

If you have any questions regarding the meal service in your particular school, please reach out to your schools administration or the School Nutrition Office.

CTECS School Meals Program prides itself on serving nutritious breakfasts and lunches to students in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Our School Meals team is eager to prepare and offer a varied selection of breakfast and lunch meals that are both healthy and well-balanced, providing students with the nutrition they need to succeed in the classroom.

All meals are planned in compliance with the standards established by the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Menus support, promote and reinforce the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, encouraging increased consumption of nutrient dense foods and beverages such as fresh fruits, colorful vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy products, while limiting levels of saturated and trans fats, sodium and added sugars.

New in the 2020-21 school year, breakfasts and lunches are available to all CTECS students for free, regardless of the school they attend. CTECS schools participate in the Community Eligibility Provision program, which provides all meals to all students at no charge. As such, families no longer need to fill out an application.

If you have any questions or concerns about the School Meals Program in the CTECS schools, please contact the Office of Nutrition and School Meals at 860-807-2017.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Information

Access Health Connecticut (HUSKY) Information

To learn more about what is required to be offered with school breakfast and school lunch visit:

State Department of Education – Breakfast

State Department of Education – Lunch

We look forward to meeting you and serving you breakfast and lunch!

If you have any questions or concerns about the School Meals Program in the CTECS schools, please contact the Office of Nutrition and School Meals at 860-807-2017.

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