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Minuteman High takes part in federal food programs

Minuteman High School is reminding families of its students that it takes part in the national school lunch and breakfast programs – and that free or reduced priced meals are available to students whose families are eligible.Minuteman High School logo

“At Minuteman, we believe that a healthy breakfast and lunch should be available to all students. That’s why we make available free and reduced priced meals every school day,” said Heather Shastany, RD, Minuteman’s director of food services.

Minuteman High School utilizes the district website ( to inform Minuteman families of the availability of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, she said.

Eligibility criteria for free and reduced priced meals are set by the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. The complete chart for eligibility criteria can be found by visiting the following site >>

The Free and Reduced Meals Application packet is mailed to all families yearly and as necessary. Application packets are also provided to all new students.

Families receiving assistance from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), homeless, migrant, runaway and enrolled in an eligible Head Start or enrolled in an eligible prekindergarten class will be notified of free eligibility.

If a family member is receiving these benefits and is not notified, they should contact the Food Services Department at Minuteman High School to have free meal benefits extended to them. If the household chooses to decline the free meal benefits, they must contact the Minuteman Food Services Department.

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.
Minuteman is an equal opportunity provider.

This announcement was published Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

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