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Menus & Nutrition

February 2, 2024

Updated February 2, 2024


School Meals Public Release Statement 2023-2024

The Worcester Public Schools will be participating in the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for the 23-24 School Year. As part of this program, the Worcester Public Schools offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for school year 23-24. Students will be able to participate in these meals programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.


Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: Program Intake email address

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Meal Modification Information 

Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nondiscrimination regulation (7 CFR 15b), as well as the regulations governing the Child Nutrition Programs pertaining to meal modification (7 CFR 210.10 (m), SP59-20 16, and FNS Instruction 113.-1, as amended, substitutions to the regular meal will be made, at no extra cost, for students who are unable to eat meals served in any Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) because of their disabilities. Any student who needs a meal modification for their school breakfast and/or school lunch must have a documented meal plan with the Food Service Director and School Nurse.


For more information, visit the Food and Nutrition Department web page or contact Director Donna Lombardi.