We are pleased to announce that meals are FREE for all students for this school year!
Massachusetts becomes the 8th state in the nation to invest in permanent school meals for all students!
The mission of the Hamilton-Wenham Food Services Department is to prepare nutritious and appealing meals for the school community and to provide the students with nutrition education for lifelong healthy eating habits.
The menus are planned to meet the required state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Menus are created monthly and reflect the students' tastes by offering the choices most popular to students.
A qualifying lunch meal must have 3 out of the 5 following components: grain, meat/meat alternate, a variety of fruits, vegetables and milk.
Please note that even though meals will be free for all students, it is still important that families fill out the Meal Application for free and reduced price meals for the 2023-2024 school year. Completing this form may bring added benefits to those who qualify and helps our district receive more federal funding.
A variety of snacks are offered at schools for purchasing. All of our snacks meet the Massachusetts Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages in Public Schools and the USDA's Smart Snacks nutritional standards.