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Nutrition Services


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 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296, establishes requirements for conducting outreach to households on the availability of Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) meals. The purpose is to provide guidance to the families on the SFSP Open Sites that are available in NH and requires schools to conduct this outreach of the SFSP before the end of the school year. A list of available outreach sites is available here.

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 (603) 518-5047, ext. 5023 or

Cindy Nusbaum

Director of Nutrition Services

Free & Reduced Meals

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.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application Cover Page

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Free & Reduced Lunch Application Instructions

FAQs about Free & Reduced Lunch


Please click the links below to view the breakfast and lunch menus for all three schools.

Daily offerings will include one or more of the following: Munchable Plates, Yogurt Plates, Assorted Sandwiches. A complete meal includes an Entrée, Fruit, Veggie, and Choice of Milk. This menu meets the nutritional guidelines for the National School Lunch Program as established by the USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Esta institucion es un proveeder que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Menu subject to change.

Breakfast Menus for all three schools

Hooksett Schools May Lunch Menu

Hooksett Schools June Lunch Menu


Breakfast: $1.50

Lunch: Underhill and Memorial: $2.90; Cawley: $3.00

Nutrition Links

Information regarding online lunch account payments

MySchoolBucks is an online service that allows families to make payments online. Set up a MySchoolBucks account here. For any issues or questions related to your MySchoolBucks account, email or call 1-855-832-5226.

MySchoolBucks Mobile App

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Links to information about National School Lunch Program (NSLP) requirements & updates

National School Lunch Program Updates



Hooksett School District Wellness Policy

Charging of School Lunch Policy

New Hampshire Farm to School Program

USDA Nondiscrimination

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement; October 14, 2015

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: 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 – Spanish Translation

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación: De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027). Este formulario también está disponible en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: 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) correo electrónico:
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.