The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department is a participant in the National School Lunch Program. Meals are prepared to meet the strict state and federal guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State Department of Education. Meals meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and 1/3 of the recommended dietary allowances for school-aged children. Our goal is to provide nutritious, delicious and affordable meals to our students and staff supporting the educational process. Studies have shown that well fed students have fewer absences and perform better academically.
The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department certifies to comply with the Connecticut Nutrition Standards which focus on limiting fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugars. The nutrition standards also moderate portion sizes and promote increased intake of nutrient-dense foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, low-fat and nonfat dairy products, lean meats and legumes. The Watertown Public Schools Food Service Department provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available daily to students.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.