Quincy School Nutrition Department Elementary School Taste Testings!
On Friday February 3rd Zoe Antonopoulos from the Farm 2 School Committee and Quincy School Nutrition Department intern Tracey Munson gave the Francis W. Parker Elementary School an exciting and nutritious treat – Apple Maple Cinnamon Dippers. Students were invited to take the recipe home with them and enjoy a tasty, yet healthy way to eat fruit!
On Friday January 27th, Our interns were on the move again and hosting a taste testing at Lincoln-Hancock Community School. The students sampled a healthy alternative to potato chips at lunch. Each student had the opportunity to sample KALE CHIPS! That’s right!! Some even came up for a second helping.
Here’s the recipe and some interesting health benefits to kale: Kale Chips Recipe & Health Benefits
On Friday, January 20th, Zoe Antonopoulos from the Farm 2 School Committee and Quincy School Nutrition Department interns Jennifer Turpel and Tracey Munson provided the Clifford Marshall Elementary School students with Brussel’s Sprouts & Cranberry Salad. The taste testing is meant to provide students with exposure to new fruits and vegetables and give them an opportunity to help us with our menus. The event was a big success and the students had a great time.
School Breakfast is available at all schools fifteen minutes before the start of the school day.
School Lunch is served at all schools each day (exception: no lunch is served at Elementary Schools on early release Tuesday and at all schools the Wednesday before Thanksgiving).
After School Snacks are served at no charge throughout the year at after school enrichment programs conducted by the Quincy Public Schools at “at risk” qualified schools.
Summer Food Service Program for Children: Good nutrition doesn’t end when the school year is over! The Quincy Public Schools, Food Service Department provides delicious, balanced meals to Quincy Public School children during the summer months. Free lunches are available to all kids (age 18 or younger) Monday through Friday, from 11:00 to 1:00 during July and August (closed July 4) at sites throughout the city.
School Meal Prices are set each year according to federal rules and are subject to School Committee approval. Students who are unable to pay the cost of school meals are encouraged to complete and submit a Free and Reduced Price School Meal Application. Current meal prices are listed on the Free/Reduced Meal Application and on each month’s menu. Students from households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Transitional Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may be certified directly by the Department of Transitional Assistance and will receive a notification letter from QPS indicating that they do not need to file and application.