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 and breakfast at a great value to our school every day. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (NSBP) has strict, age-appropriate guidelines for nutrients contained in each meal. 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 fewer 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.
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. Payment may also be made online at www.myschoolbucks.com .
Lunch prices: Elementary School (K-5), $2.90, and Middle-High School (6-12), $2.90. Reduced lunch eligible students price is 25 cents, Adult price will be $4.00. 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.