The Hooksett School Lunch Program serves the Fred C. Underhill School, the Hooksett Memorial School and the David R. Cawley Middle School. Our program offers both breakfast and lunch for all students on a daily basis.
The mission of our program is to give all of the students in the Hooksett school district access to healthy, nutritious and appealing meals in a welcoming environment. Whenever possible, we prepare our meals from scratch, and use as few processed and pre-packaged food products as we can. We attempt to introduce new foods to students and serve recognizable foods in innovative ways. Every day we encourage students to try new things. Our hope is that with our help, this generation of children will establish great eating habits that will last a lifetime.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the driving force behind our school breakfast/lunch programs. All of our meals meet the USDA requirements and dietary guidelines as set forth in the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. The face of school lunch has changed dramatically as a result of this legislation. The requirements are quite rigid and are linked with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Bureau of Nutrition Services, within the NH Department of Education, is the state agency that oversees and monitors all public school lunch programs in our state and we are reviewed on a regular basis.
The newest addition to our lunch program is the introduction of “Garden Bars” at both Memorial and Cawley schools. These self-service bars offer students a great variety of fruits and vegetables. A trip through the Garden Bar is included, at no extra cost, with every purchased meal. The students are loving them!
Please follow any of the links on the nutrition links tab for more detailed information regarding several important topics.
If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to contact me at either 518-5047, ext. 5023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Nutrition Services
Free and reduced price meal applications may be processed at any time during the school year. Please be sure to fill out the application completely and return it to Nutrition Services at your child’s school.
October 14, 2015
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. 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 discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.