School Food Services

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICES

The Middletown School Department participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). These programs are administered by the RI Department of Education with oversight provided by USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture).

For the FY2020-21 school year, the district will utilize a waiver provided by USDA to operate under the Summer Food Service Program from September until December 31st or until USDA funds for the program are depleted, whichever occurs first. This means that all students enrolled in Middletown Schools will receive FREE meals regarding of eligibility status. Please view more information about this program by clicking the link below.

More Information on Free Meals

Middletown Public Schools has partnered with Chartwells to map out a comprehensive approach to the health and well-being of the students we serve called Balanced Choices®. Balanced Choices® was designed by Chartwells to aid schools in not only meeting their wellness goals, but far exceeding them. It exactly mirrors our Eat.Learn.Live philosophy and represents the three fundamental characteristics that guide everything we do.

  • EAT reflects our nutrition standards, defining the quality of our food with customized meals and menus for each school district.

  • LEARN focuses on providing students the nutrition and physical activity education they need to make wise food choices now, which will establish the foundation for them to enjoy a long and healthy life.

  • LIVE through physical activity and the promotion of a healthy school environment, our programs assist teachers, parents and students to bring our lessons to life in the classroom and at home.

Food Kids Love to Eat

​Serving Up Happy & Healthy

Great food begins with the best ingredients. Our culinary and nutrition teams are devoted to using the freshest, nutritious, minimally processed and locally sourced ingredients available. Healthy choices are happy choices, and our menus offer both.

Whether a student is looking for on-trend dishes with exciting flavor profiles, the perfect pregame snack or a wholesome breakfast to tackle the day, they'll find it in our cafeteria, expertly crafted by a team of culinarians committed to serving up happy and healthy to every student, every day.

Fueling Student Success

Education is paramount. We believe food should be a discovery, an adventure, and that kids learn more when they are experiencing something versus simply taking in information. Our education programs are built on this belief and designed to provide engaging and impactful food discovery experiences. Our Discovery Kitchen curriculum and events will bring interactive learning experiences to our schools as an extension of the traditional classroom.

Please visit Chartwells East Bay Districts' Information online:

Free and Reduced Meal Applications:

Parents: did you know you can apply for free or reduced meals at any time during the school year? Applying is fast, easy and confidential. If circumstances have changed, we’re here to help. Sign up for reduced or free lunches by downloading, completing and submitting the application below.

School Meal Benefit Applications and Information - Click Below

Household Letter
House to Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch
Meal Benefit Application

Household Letter - Espanol
How to Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch - Espanol
Meal Benefit Application - Espanol

GRAB and GO Program - Please note: New meal pick-up times begin Wednesday, 1/27/2021.

For students who are on distance learning throughout the year, the district will provide a Grab and Go Program.  Both breakfast and lunch packages will be available for pick-up between 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday at Door P on the Turner Road Side of Gaudet Middle School.   Effective 1/27/2021, meals can be picked up at the same location between 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  There is no cost charged currently for this program.    Parents picking up meals without children should bring the child’s 5 digit ID# with them.

USDA Non-Discrimination 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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
400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 (2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.