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The mission of the Seem Educational Collaborative Food Service Program is to serve nutritious foods that support academic success and encourage lifelong healthy eating patterns. The Food Service Program currently serves breakfast and lunch at all schools. We strive to meet the needs of all students, both nutritionally and socially, by serving meals in a welcoming, pleasant atmosphere.

The School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. 

Our school lunch program complies with the United States Department of Agriculture’s food based menu-planning system and nutrient standards, providing meals that meet 1/3 of the RDA (recommended dietary allowance) for calories, as well as required levels of other key nutrients, including fat, saturated fat, protein, vitamin A & C, iron, and calcium. Hot lunches are served daily in all the schools. Students may choose from a variety of lunch options, including alternate meals at all grade levels.

Free and Reduced Lunches

Free and reduced lunches are available for eligible students: both generally require completion of a school meals application. If you think your household may qualify, please contact the Food Service Office at 781-224-3780 x1419 and  speak with Cheryl Baranow, manager, for more information and application forms.

Menus

Our menus are developed monthly to reflect the students’ tastes and preferences. Monthly menus are posted on our website, and paper copies are available at your child’s school, in the office area.

2016-17 Student Meal Prices*

Breakfast $1.50
Adult Breakfast $2.00
Lunch $2.75
Adult lunch $4.00
Milk/Juice $0.60

*Lunch includes: main dish or alternative choice, vegetable, fruit/juice and milk.

Charging Policy

Parents can send in money daily with students or a check made out to SEEM food Service and kept on account for students.  Letters will be sent home if a child’s account is negative, students are expected to have money daily for lunch and breakfast. If a student lunch account becomes greater than -$10.00, they may be offered a peanut butter or cheese sandwich, milk, fruit and vegetables, instead of the menued lunch.  Their lunch account will be charged for this lunch.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for the employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination complaint form, found on line at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html ,or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send you completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjunction, 1400 Independence Ave., S. W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9420, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay service at (800)877-8339; or (800) 845-6136(Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Wellness Policy

Click here for the SEEM Collaborative Wellness Policy

The last Wellness Committee meeting was November 9, 2016 at 8:00 am.  See meeting minutes.

The next Wellness Committee meeting is January 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm.  See agenda

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, 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: 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider