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Please note that the USDA Child Nutrition Waivers, which allowed our school district to offer breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to students, has expired. As a result, effective the first day of school, the cost for all meals will be based on your lunch status (Free, Reduced or Paid).

  • Reduced status meals this year are being provided at no cost.
  • Paid status meals are $2.00 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.
 
The School Nutrition Association has created an explanation video that you can view here: English or Spanish

 

Log into MySchoolBucks to add money to your student's lunch account.

 

Breakfast and Lunch - Serving Information

Howell Township Public Schools is committed to the nutritional well-being of our students, which includes providing nutritious and appetizing breakfast and lunch options for all students in compliance with all federal and state regulations and policies. All allergy or dietary restrictions in a student’s file are addressed accordingly.

 

Breakfast will be served daily in the cafeteria during your school’s designated breakfast time. 
 
Lunch will consist of a choice of one hot entrée or one cold entrée in the K-5 schools and two hot entrées and one cold entrée at the middle schools. Please see the links below for the breakfast and lunch ingredients and nutritional information, along with the monthly menus for the K-5 grades. For more Nutritional Information about our array of menu items and menu offerings, please click here.  

 

For questions, please contact [email protected].

 

Monthly Menus & Nutritional Information

 

Grades K-5:

Grades 6-8:

 

*Please note, the planned menu is subject to change or substitution due to availability of items.

 

For more nutritional information about our array or menu items and offerings, please click here.

 

 

2022-2023 Free & Reduced Price School Meals Program (F&R)

 

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, reduced-cost or free breakfast and lunch to children each school day.

 

In the 2022-2023 school year, the federal government is no loner providing waives for free school meals for students who do not participate in the Free & Reduced (F&R) Priced School Meals program; however, they are providing no cost meals to those qualifying for Reduced priced meal benefits, in addition to those who qualify for Free. Additionally, we are encouraging all households to complete an application, even if you believe you may not qualify, as the information obtained may be used for other statistical evaluations and grant opportunities that may benefit the school district.

 

If you participated in the F&R program last school year (and attended our district), then that benefit carries over into the current school year, temporarily, allowing you time to complete a new application, as a new application must be completed every school year. If you do not submit a new application and qualify prior to October 24, 2022, then your temporary status will expire and you will revert to full pay status.

 

The full price for lunch is $3.00 and breakfast is $2.00. If you, for any reason, feel your child may need meal assistance, please complete a lunch application below to see if you qualify for the F&R program benefits.

 

Online Application:

 

You may also download and print a paper copy of the application or call your school's front office to request a paper copy be sent home.

 

Download a Paper Application:

 

Free and Reduced Meals Eligibility Criteria

Children may qualify for free or reduced price school meals based on household income and size.

 

Children may be determined "categorically eligible" for free meals through participation in certain Federal Assistance Programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or based on their status as a homeless, migrant, runaway or foster child. Children enrolled in a federally-funded Head Start program, or a comparable state-funded pre-kindergarten program, are also categorically eligible for free meals.

 

 

2021-2022/Summer 2022 P-EBT Reimbursement for Free & Reduced Eligible Students


The deadline for qualifying for this program was 5:00pm on Monday, September 5, 2022

 

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a program to help you purchase food for your child(ren) who were eligible for free or reduced price school meals and meet the following criteria:

 

  • Students who were participating in the Free & Reduced (F&R) Priced School Meals program at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Students who qualify for the F&R program between July 1, 2022 and September 5, 2022 (by 5:00pm) will also qualify for the P-EBT reimbursement.

Note: Children age 6 and under who receive SNAP benefits will automatically receive their benefits from the Department of Human Services.

 

Those students who are eligible for P-EBT will receive a one-time benefit of $391 via a P-EBT debit card issued through the Department of Human Services, which they will mail directly to your home.


For more information about the P-EBT program and when/how you can expect to receive your P-EBT debit card, please see this P-EBT informational flyer.

 

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Digital Nutrition Resources for Kids:  Learn in fun ways how to pick the right breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods to eat so you can grow up healthy and smart! You can access these fun resources here.