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Food & Nutrition Department



Meals Service Plan for Bedford School District 

Pre-ordering for Meals: 
Families and staff are required to pre-order meals (lunch ONLY) using the online system. Online ordering will be through www.sendmoneytoschool.com. Meals (breakfast & lunch) are free to all children ages 2-18 until December 31st 2020.
  • Parents login on www.sendmoneytoschool.com

  • Click on “Your Children”

  • Next to each student(s) click “order” button

  • Option to order up to 5 days at a time

  • Select your students meals from the menu items

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Goal:
Our goal for meal service in the Bedford School District Food Service Department is to ensure that all students are fed a safe nutritious breakfast & lunch during the school day.
Menus:
Menus are separated as follows: Breakfast 5-12 menu for onsite students, Lunch K-6 menu for onsite students, Lunch 7-12 menu for onsite students, all distance and remote students will order breakfast & lunch off the breakfast menu & distance/remote lunch menu for a drive through pick up service located at the high school gym entrance. All menus are available below. Contact Emily Murphy at 603-472-3755 or murphye@bedfordnhk12.net for more information. 
Accountability for Meals:
Accurate counting of meals and milks taken is essential so that the Bedford School Nutrition Program can be reimbursed for school meals. It is very important for all students to pre-order breakfast and lunch so the School Nutrition Department can accurately prepare & count meals. 
If you have placed an order for your student & they do not pick it up, their lunch account will be 
charged. It is your responsibility to contact the kitchen, no later than 9 am on the day of service to cancel your pre-order meal. 

Location of Meals: 

For onsite students breakfast 5-8 will be offered at the beginning of the school day in the cafeteria. Lunch K-8 will be served in each school's cafeteria. Breakfast & lunch 9-12 & all distance/remote students will be offered at the high school gymnasium entrance with a grab n go pick up station from 9-12. 
Where meals will be served and eaten:
Meals K-4 will be delivered by Food Service staff to cafeteria tables where all students will be socially distanced at their assigned seats. 
Meals 5-8 will be a grab n go setup when entering the cafeteria, students take their meals to their assigned desks socially distanced in the cafeteria
Meals 9-12, distance & remote learners will take meals home. 
Schedule of Meals: 
Students K-8 will have designated lunch times to eat their meals during the school day specified on the school schedule. Breakfast 5-8 will be served at the start of every school day in the cafeteria. Students 9-12 and all distance & remote learners will have meal service open from 9am-12pm for a grab n go pick-up. 
Distribution of Meals:
If meals are delivered to students, Food Service staff are required to wear masks and gloves. All meals will be delivered in pre-packed containers to cafeteria tables where all students have assigned seats. 
At the grab n go pick-up meal stations all Food Service staff will wear a mask and gloves. Meals will be placed on a table for each student or parent to take their pre-ordered meals.
Delivery of Meals:
If you are unable to pick up meals for students during distance or remote learning please contact Emily Murphy at 603-472-3755 or email murphye@bedfordnhk12.net for at home delivery options.
Payment for Meals:
Meals (breakfast & lunch) are free for any children ages 2-18 until December 31st 2020.
Disinfecting Surfaces:
The Food Service staff will be cleaning and disinfecting each lunch table or desk prior to and following each meal time. Staff will follow a 3-step disinfecting process, 1) Wash surface with soap & water, 2) Spray surface with disinfectant and wait 30 seconds, 3) Rinse surface with hot clean water. The disinfectant the Food Service Department will be using has the ability to kill viruses including COVID. 
Hand Washing, Sanitizing & Gloves Use:
Staff are required to wear gloves at all times when working in the kitchen.
Staff are required to change gloves each time they start a new assignment.
Staff will be required to wash and/or sanitize their hands when changing gloves and leaving a room.
Food Sharing and Trash:
No food sharing is allowed among students. The collection of food waste and other trash from cafe tables is the responsibility of the student. 
Need More information?
Contact Emily Murphy, Director of School Nutrition 603-472-3755 or email murphye@bedfordnhk12.net for any further questions or concerns.

    


















Mission Statement:
We strive to provide a variety of high quality, tasty meals that incorporate healthy, wholesome, clean foods to fuel the minds and bodies of all students.



Goals of the Food Service Department
Employing staff that are positive, team orientated and well trained. 
Preparing “home cooked" meals using our unique and healthy recipes. 
Partnering with local farmers to ensure we use the freshest products available. 
Offering a variety of choices to meet the needs and preferences of our students. 
Working with students to incorporate their feedback on new foods and recipes. 



 

                                      

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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:
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(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.

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Farm to School Program

The Food Service Department has implemented a farm to school program! Introducing students to locally sourced, nutrient dense and organic farm fresh foods. Check out the farms below and see what foods are being sourced locally!

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Located in Hollis, NH
Sourcing : Peaches, apples, cucumbers, green beans, zucchini, summer squash, red & green peppers, tomatoes and apple cider

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Located in Canterbury, NH 
Certified Organic
Sourcing : Grass fed ground beef burgers, kimchi, pickled vegetables, various types of cheeses, & yogurt, butternut squash, delicata squash, radish, carrots and beets

Bens Maple Syrup

Located in Temple, NH
Sourcing : Pure maple syrup and honey

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OASIS SPRINGS FARM
Located in Nashua NH
Sourcing : mixed greens & lettuces 

North Coast Seafoods
Located in Boston, MA
Sourcing from the Coast of Maine: variety of fish filets