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Food Service Information
Bloomfield Central School believes that one of the most important ways in which we can help our children perform better in their classrooms is to provide them with the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of their minds and bodies. Therefore, we provide a nutritious lunch at a great value to our school everyday. As part of the new National School Lunch Program, a nutrient analysis of all menus offered in our lunch program will be done. The purpose of this is to make sure that the students purchasing a lunch will receive the proper amount of calories, with 30 percent or less calories from fat and 10 percent or less from saturated fat.

If your child has a food allergy, we need a notice from his/her doctor. We are not allowed to make substitutions without notice from your child's doctor.

Charging is not allowed in the Middle-High School or the Elementary School building.

We encourage prepayment of lunches. The lunches may be prepaid by the week, month, or longer. Checks should be made out to the "School Lunch Fund" and given to the cashier.

Lunch prices: Elementary School (K-5), $2.75, and Middle-High School (6-12), $2.75. Adult price will be $3.50. The State of New York and the USDA mandate the National School Breakfast Program. Why? In a nutshell--hungry children can't learn.Many national surveys show that well-nourished children's cognitive abilities are heightened, visits to the nurse's office are minimized, and overall behavior is improved. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet it is also the most skipped meal. Sometimes students who are not ready to eat when they first get up, are ready for a meal upon arrival at school. Breakfast will be available to all students starting the first day of school for $1.75 (25 cents reduced price). Those qualified for free or reduced-price lunch are automatically eligible for free or reduced-price breakfasts.

Bloomfield Central School Charge Policy 
Good nutrition is essential to learning and the Bloomfield Central School District does not want any child to go hungry in school. Our goal is to serve nutritionally balanced meals to our students at breakfast and lunch. We encourage all families that qualify to participate in the National School Lunch Free and Reduced Price Meal Program to insure that their child is adequately fed at school. For those who do not qualify for the program, it is their responsibility to see that their children have a lunch prepared at home or money to purchase a lunch at school.

The Food Service Program is a self-supporting entity within the school district and cannot incur unpaid charges. Therefore, we have instituted the following procedure:

1. K-5 students lacking sufficient cash to purchase a school meal will be able to charge 3 meals with the expectation that the charges will be paid immediately. Middle/High School students will be able to charge 1 meal with the expectation that the charge will be paid immediately.

2. An Elementary School student with 3 outstanding charges will be provided a sandwich and milk and will be charged for this lunch until payment has been received.

3. Elementary School parents will be notified when 3 charges have accumulated. It is expected that all incurred charges will be paid immediately either online OR by sending cash, check or money order to the school with the child for payment to the cashier during lunch OR by mailing a check or money order to the above address.

4. If the charge balance has not been paid within a reasonable time from the date of receipt of the charge notification and a pattern of not providing a bag lunch or money for lunch for a child is noted, your child could be denied service.

At every step of the way, we strongly encourage all families that may qualify to apply for free or reduced price meals at any time to help stretch food budgets and insure that their children are adequately fed each day at school.