Changes for Reduced Price School Lunches
Students who are reduced-price eligible will receive both breakfast and lunch at no charge this school year due to a bill passed in the legislature. Effective with the new school year, families will no longer pay the 40¢ lunches. To learn more, check out our fact sheet.

Child Nutrition

School Nutrition Programs

There are two programs available to support meals and snacks in public as well as private non-profit schools:

Additional Resources

Policy & Adminstration

(e.g., program application & renewal, food safety, food service contracts, wellness policies)

New School Cuisine - Nutritional and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks

Here is our latest resource to help schools meet the new USDA meals pattern and use fresh and local products in school meals. A collaborative effort between Vermont Agency of Education, Vermont FEED, School Nutrition Association of Vermont, New England Culinary Institute, many local schools, and with the support of Team Nutrition Grant funds, this group created, tested and standardized over 75 recipes that are presented in this book. Give the recipes a try, offer taste tests to your students, and introduce these beautiful and delicious foods to your menus! Bon Appetite. Cookbooks will be distributed to each school along with the Serving up a School Culture of Health, Wellness & Nutrition guide that helps schools programs incorporate nutrition education physical activity in their schools and classrooms.

Serving up a School Culture of Health, Wellness and Nutrition

Promising Practices - Serving up a School Culture of Health, Wellness and Nutrition provides lessons learned and recommendations for how to create a school culture that values the important role healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity play in education. Schools play an important role in promoting student health and combatting the rising rates of obesity and diet-related illness among children. This effort begins in the cafeteria - the largest classroom in the school – by serving healthy meals and continues by addressing nutrition, health and fitness as part of the overall education of students. This approach requires collaboration among food service staff, teachers, school nurses, physical education teachers, and administrators to bolster food, nutrition, and physical activity choices and educational opportunities that can have lasting impacts on students' health and ability to learn. This booklet outlines the Nutrition Education Institute model as a process that works to support improving the school health and nutrition environment in schools.

School Nutrition Administrative Review List (2014-2015)

School Nutrition Programs Update

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Nancy Lewis at or (802) 479-1207

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014