Westbury UFSD Nutrition
The beginning of the school year is approaching and we would like to extend a warm welcome to let you know that Whitsons School Nutrition has exciting plans for the school meal program. Our goal is to serve nutritious, well-balanced meals that appeal to students and the school community. The Westbury UFSD is pleased to partner with Whitsons to provide a comprehensive school dining program that meets the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program requirements and engages students in developing a positive “Fooditude”.
Whitsons has gone back to a time when good food was simple. As part of our Simply Rooted® Food Philosophy they are focused on using ingredients that are locally sourced, all-natural, organic or non-GMO, and minimally processed, whenever possible. Some new items that may appear on menus include: waffles, organic veggie burgers, whole grain pasta with organic tomato sauce, organic applesauce and pineapple spears, and a variety of fresh fruit side dishes, just to name a few.
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals, relying instead on information from other means-tested programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Westbury has been accepted into this program and starting this fall, applications are no longer required. ALL Westbury students will receive Breakfast and Lunch at no cost.
School Nutrition Services Office