Director of Food Service Program
The mission of the School Nutrition Program is to make a significant contribution to the general well-being and learning ability of each student. This will be achieved by providing students with healthy, nutritious, appetizing and affordable meals served courteously, in a clean and pleasant dining environment.
Nutrition influences a child’s development, health status, well being and potential for learning. Each school day, the Food Service Department is charged with providing nutritious, breakfasts and lunches as well as snacks for students in organized after-school education or enrichment programs. During the summer school break period, meals are provided in designated need areas under the guidelines for the federal Summer Food Service Program for Children.
The School Nutrition program operates in accordance with the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 as amended and regulations set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as well as state and local laws, regulations and policies.
School Nutrition Programs are an integral part of the school environment. Food Service staff work cooperatively with administrators, school nurses, guidance, teachers, parents and students to facilitate and encourage the participation of all students in the School Nutrition Programs.
School Meals are planned using the USDA Food Based Menu Option which requires foods from specific food groups in specific quantities to be offered to students. Meals must follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to:
- Include a variety of foods
- Include adequate foods from the grain, vegetable and fruit groups
- Include foods low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
- Limit foods high in sugar content
- Limit foods high in sodium
The Quincy Public Schools Wellness Policy requires that all schools refrain from serving any foods with minimal nutritional value to students at any time during the school day. These foods include carbonated beverages, fruit drinks and aides, candies and chewing gum.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education monitor compliance with program requirements. Program operating funds are derived from federal and state reimbursement for meals served to students, competitive grants and student/staff payments. The United States Department of Agriculture provides foodproducts acquired under farm support programs to supplement food purchases made at the local level.
Food Service Programs:
Summer Lunch: Good nutrition doesn’t end when the school year is over! At Quincy Public Schools Food Service program, we are committed to providing 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 the following locations:
- Snug Harbor School – 333 Palmer Street, Germantown (outdoor shelter area)
- Lincoln Hancock Elementary School – 300 Granite Street, Quincy Center, (school cafeteria)
- Parker Elementary School – 148 Billings Road North Quincy (school cafeteria, enter door by playground)
- Montclair Elementary School (gym)
- Ward II Community CTR. (Fore River Clubhouse) – 16 Nevada Road, Quincy Point
Free/Reduced Meals: Students from households that earn less than 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals and those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of poverty level qualify for reduced price meals. The cost for a reduced price lunch is 40 cents and a reduced price breakfast is 25 cents.
We are committed to providing meals to every student regardless of family income. In Quincy, approximately 40 percent of the enrolled students qualify for free and reduced price school meals.
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications: 2013-2014 Forms will be available after 08/03/2013
- Language Translations for the Free and Reduced School Meal Application are available by clicking on this link: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Application/familyfriendlyapps.html
Food Service Staff:
|Food Service Department||Food Service Director||Joanne Morrissey|
|Elementary Satellite Program||Supervisor||Paul Anderson|
|North Quincy High||Manager||Christine Pudder|
|Quincy High||Manager||Christina Mendez|
|Broad Meadows||Manager||Barbara Standrick|
|Point Webster||Manager||Debra Russo|
|Atherton Hough||Cafeteria Manager||Susan Mullen|
|Beechwood Knoll||Cafeteria Manager||Joseph O’Neill|
|Bernazzani||Cafeteria Manager||Mary McCann|
|Della Chiesa||Cafeteria Helper||Lisa Rucker|
|Lincoln Hancock||Cafeteria Manager||Magaret Collins|
|Marshall||Cafeteria Manager||Diane Bowes-Deagle|
|Merrymount||Cafeteria Manager||Deborah Powers|
|Montclair||Cafeteria Manager||Cynthia Green|
|Parker||Cafeteria Manager||Frances Malames|
|Snug Harbor||Cafeteria Manager||Catherine McGahan|
|Squantum||Cafeteria Manager||Susan Gillispie|
|Wollaston||Cafeteria Manager||Catherine Barry|