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School Board Raises Lunch Prices for 2012-13 School Year

Prices will see a slight raise in the upcoming school year, part of an effort to implement a new nutrition program throughout the district.

The following is a press release from the Southington Board of Education and .

The Southington Board of Education recently approved the following school lunch prices for the 2012-13 school year.

            Elementary School Lunch: $2.50
            Middle School Lunch: $2.75
            High School Lunch: $3.00

Reduced price lunches will remain at $0.40.

The last school lunch price increase was in the school year 2008-09.

Our Food Service Program will be following the implementation guidelines for the nutrition standards in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. See the attached comparison chart for the new requirements (included in the attached PDF above.)

The school district will be encouraging students to try the new foods being offered this year. Parents are asked to explain these changes to their children before they arrive for the first day of school. Each student should come prepared to select at least one fruit or vegetable with his or her lunch every day. The district is planning its menus to include selections that students are known to like, as well as many foods they may not have tried before. Please encourage your child to try these new foods. They might find a new favorite!

While there are slight increases in lunch pricing, there will be no change in the breakfast pricing. Prices are as follows:

            Elementary/Middle School Lunch: $1.75
            High School Lunch: $2.00
            Reduced: $0.30

Reminder: All students are eligible to purchase breakfast each day before the start of school.

Contact Sherri DiNello, director of business and finance for Southington schools, at (860) 628-320, ext. 212 with any questions.

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