Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition Services

Welcome to Oyster River Child Nutrition!

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For your convenience we now have an online free & reduced meal application process. Simply go to www.lunchapp.com and apply today. The application is still processed in district by the director, and is not available to any other staff member. This will increase confidentiality as well as speed up the approval process. You can also download and fill out the paper form.

Every child has an account automatically created in our Meal Magic software system wintin one day of when they are registered in our district. This software allows parents to make online payments if they choose. It also allows parents to view their child's balance and purchases at their convenience. To either pay online or view your child's Meal Magic account, simply go to: www.sendmoneytoschool.com using a valid email address to create your parent account. You will get an email with a link to confirming it. Next, all you need to do is add your child's account to yours. You will need his/her student ID to do this. All your children can be added to this one account for making payments or viewing balances and purchases.

Student ID numbers are also listed on the automated low balance emails that you will receive from Meal Magic if your child's account falls below $10.00. If you do not use the account and it is at zero balance, you will not receive emails. Student meal accounts stay with them until graduation, there is no need to worry that money not spent by the end of the year will be lost, it will follow them into the next grade even if they change schools.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with your comments or concerns.
Complaint Procedures

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Doris Demers, DTR, SNS

Child Nutrition Director
603-868-5100 ext 2012


Our breakfasts and lunches meet or exceed the nutrition standards established for all schools participating in the SBP & NSLP (School Breakfast Program & National School Lunch Program).

Students MUST take a fruit or a vegetable in order for the meal to qualify as a Type A reimbursable meal.

The regulations require subcategories for vegetables that include beans/legumes, dark green & orange/red vegetable minimums, and starchy vegetable limits. The amounts vary depending on your child's grade. In addition to meeting or exceeding these requirements, we strive to incorporate a variety of foods into our lunch menus that are low in fat, saturated fat, and salt.

Previous maximums on grains and proteins have now been waived by the USDA. Menus are analyzed to ensure they are meeting the minimum requirements for calories, fat, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. School lunches are to provide 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for healthy children.

It is a well known fact that well-nourished children perform better in school and have higher test scores. At Oyster River, you can be assured that a lot of care has been taken when creating your child's menu at school.

Helpful websites for teachers and parents:
http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/storage/documents/parent-toolkit/rewardsf3a.pdf

http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/storage/documents/parent-toolkit/celebrationsf3b.pdf

http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/1249-healthy-and-active-classroom-parties

 https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/parentengagement/pdf/P4HS_SmartSnacks.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/parentengagement/pdf/P4HS_Fundraisers.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/parentengagement/pdf/P4HS_Rewards.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/parentengagement/pdf/P4HS_Celebrations.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/parentengagement/pdf/P4HS_Water.pdf