Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
The Chelmsford Public Schools proudly serve lunch (and breakfast at Chelmsford High School and Harrington Elementary only) as part of the National School Lunch Program. Your children may qualify for either free or reduced lunch. The eligibility criteria and instructions for applying may be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2015-04788.pdf . Parents may apply at www.lunchapp.com or by sending a printed application found in the lower right side of this page at anytime during the year. Each year parents must submit a new application and applications from the prior year will expire 30 days after the start of school. In order to meet the criteria for a meal that qualifies as free or reduced the student must select three components at lunch including a fruit or vegetable.
Breakfast (High School and Harrington Elementary only): $1.50
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.
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;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.