Click the image at left to find out what's being served for breakfast and lunch at each school.
Free and Reduced meal application for 2016-17
July 18, 2016
Families can sign up for federal free and reduce breakfasts and lunches at any time during the year. Packets are available in your child's school office or download the 2016-17 application and questions and answers about the program in the parent letter (in PDF - this is the 2015-16 letter; the updated version is not available yet). This letter includes blanks for specific school information. The application is submitted directly to the school. The list of schools and phone numbers is here.
The federal National School Lunch Program benefits children
The federally National School Lunch Program provides free and reduced-price meals to more than 31 million children every school day. A study by current and former Iowa State University researchers confirmed that school lunches improve the health outcomes of children who reside in low-income households. [MORE]
Breakfast and lunch prices increasing slightly in 2016-17
July 14, 2016
Unfortunately, Scotia-Glenville is forced to increase some meal prices in the 2016-17 school year to keep up with rising commodity and regulatory costs.
Elementary lunch prices are up by 5 cents per lunch to $2.10 each and secondary lunch prices are rising by 10 cents per meal to $2.35 per lunch. Some ala-carte charges were also increased in the new school year. Here are the cafeteria prices for 2016-17.
Scotia-Glenville nutrition programs reviewed by state Education Department
June 14, 2016
Representatives from the New York State Education Department (SED) conducted an Administrative Review of the Child Nutrition Programs at Scotia-Glenville CSD. The main purpose of our visit was to ensure compliance of federal and State regulations governing the Child Nutrition Programs. [download the report - pdf]
Consultant reviews Chartwell's food service program
June 13, 2016
Jim and Heather Bigley of HMB Consultants reviewed Chartwell's food servie program at Scotia-Glenville for the Board of Education. Check out their presentation: Chartwell’s Annual Food Service Program – Review of 2015-2016 Program and Overview of Changes for 2016-2017. (PDF)
Free summer lunch program to be held June 27-Sept. 2 at Collins Park in Scotia
Once again this summer, free lunches will be served at Collins Park in Scotia every weekday (except July 4) for anyone under age 18. Lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The lunches are sponsored by the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM). Download the flyer by clicking on the image above.
Here's a link to other similar programs:http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
july 14, 2016
Scotia-Glenville School District, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now our school community can access menus anywhere, anytime!
Click the image above or the link below to access breakfast and lunch menus.
Here's the link to Nutrislice menus - http://scotiaglenvilleschools.nutrislice.com/.
What is the Scotia-Glenville Wellness Committee?
Scotia-Glenville is now using www.mySchoolBucks.com to pay for your student's cafeteria charges in advance. MyNutriKids is no longer being used. Use the same userID and password in mySchoolBucks.
The program allows parents to pre-pay for their child's breakfast or lunch at Scotia-Glenville.
Current MyNutriKids users should have received an email from the company about the change. No action should be required on the part of current users.
Here are the most recent menus for school breakfast and lunch.
files above are
in the Adobe
Reader PDF format.
If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free here.
Food choices will change beginning in this year under the requirements of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, as described below.
Chartwells' new Food and Nutrition Guidelines make it easier for students to make healthy food and beverage choices at school.
▪ Provide more deeply colored, nutrient dense, and fiber rich fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, broccoli, and beans
▪ Provide more whole grain foods, such as brown rice and whole wheat
▪ Encourage lean proteins including vegetarian and plant based
▪ Reduce unhealthy fats, sodium, and sugar
Continue Chartwells’ dedication to earth and community friendly
practices by serving hormone free milk, poultry products without
the routine use of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, cage free
shell eggs, and locally grown produce
To learn more about Chartwells go to www.EatLearnLive.com
Two graphics designed by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service provide a quick overview of the changes in the school lunch program. Here are the graphics. Click on the graphic to download it or read it in PDF format.
January 13, 2012
Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
As part of the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, school lunches must meet strict federal guidelines beginning in September. The new rules will require school food programs to:
▪ Serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables.
▪ Offer dark green and deep orange vegetables and legumes every week.
▪ Use whole grains in half of the grains served.
▪ Reduce salt by 10 percent.
▪ Only sell 1 percent or fat-free milk and fat-free flavored milk.
▪ Offer five food components at every lunch including a grain, meat, fruit, vegetable and milk.
Additionally, students must take three of those components – and one must be a fruit or vegetable – in order for school districts to receive federal reimbursement for a lunch.
Read a summary of the legislation in this Times Union newspaper story [MORE]
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
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Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of
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