School Lunch Program
The Ellington School Lunch Program is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Services.
Our goal is to plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals, so our children are motivated to make healthy food choices at school.
The traditional food-based menu planning system requires specific food group components to be served in specific amounts for each age/grade level. The National School Lunch Program was established in 1946, this plan was designed to provide each child with 1/3 of the recommended dietary allowance per day.
Our mission is to provide students with a healthy lunch that meets 1/3 of their daily nutritional requirements according to the USDA guidelines.