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Food that’s in when school is out
REGION -- Ham hoagies, pizza and grab and go lunches are some of the “kid-friendly” items on the lunch menu. Breakfast includes snack waffles, yogurt and French toast as well as other choices.
These items and more are part of the summer food service program in RSU 10.
School Nutrition Director Jeanne LaPointe announced, “The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with your local community to serve free meals. It’s food that’s in, while school is out. There are no income requirements, and any child under age 18 may come to eat.”
Youngsters may receive the free meals Tuesday through Friday beginning on Tuesday. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The meals will be at Rumford Elementary School, T.W. Kelly Middle School in Dixfield and Hartford-Sumner Elementary School in Sumner.
“I’m pleased to be able to extend the nutrition program beyond the school year,” said LaPointe. “Students who have access to healthy food during the school year can continue those good eating habits during the summer.”
If adults bring the children to any of the locations, they may purchase a meal for $3.50.
While the youngsters are at Rumford Elementary School, they may enjoy some additional activities. On Tuesday, Mrs. Broderick will have the library open so students can check out books for summer reading.
Med-Care will be offering heart screenings for youth. Watch for more information on the date they will be there.
Beginning on Wednesday, July 11, and continuing for four weeks a Girl Scout program will be offered. The free program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is open to all girls regardless if they are currently registered with a troop. There are a variety of fun activities for girls in grades K-5.
According to Barb Radmore, Program Director of Western Foothills Kids Association, “We have lots of fun planned during the summer breakfast and lunch times. We encourage all area families to take advantage of these tasty and nutritional meals.”