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District Wellness Committee

Wellness Policy Meeting

If anyone is interested in attending, they can contact Austin Jackson at Austin.Jackson@opsk12.org for the virtual meeting invitation. 

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students in the 2023 - 2024 School Year

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students in the 2023 - 2024 School Year

The Michigan School Meals program along with the USDA is funding free school meals for all Pre-K to 12th grade students and students part of the special education program through age 26 throughout the state of Michigan for the 2023-2024 school year! This funding allows for one free breakfast and one free lunch per student. Students must take a fruit or vegetable with the entrée to qualify. Extra items such as drinks, extra entrees, and snacks are not included in this program but will be available for purchase.

Breakfast is available every school day this year (including half days) and will be served before and up to the first bell. Breakfast will include grab and go breakfast items, fresh fruits, and choice of a low-fat milk.

Lunch is available each full day of school. Lunch will include an entrée, unlimited fruits and vegetables, and choice of low-fat milk

Each building level has a unique menu which is available online here.

Why Free Meals?

Michigan public schools will offer free meals to all public school students this year. Advocates say this will help ensure every student is ready to learn and will eliminate the stigma for low-income students. The state is stepping in to pay for school meals for students who otherwise would not qualify for free or reduced price lunch. A handful of other states have adopted a similar policy. The state’s new plan to provide free school meals for all public school students will reduce childhood hunger, help families' finances and eliminate student meal debt. 

Click here for an an article about the new Michigan School Meals program. 
 

About our provider: 

The Oak Park School District has contracted with Chartwells to provide a healthy and delicious dining experience for our students and staff.

Chartwells services more than 2.5 million students daily in over 500 school districts but not just in the cafeterias. They work in the cafeteria to help students make good meal and snack choices by providing healthy and tasty options during daily mealtime. Chartwells reinforces this knowledge in the classroom with lesson plans and educational materials available to teachers. They also work within the community to ensure the meals we serve help fuel and sustain the ideas and dreams of tomorrow. 

USDA NON-DISCRIMINATION

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 which can be obtained online at: 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:

mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email:program.intake@usda.gov

Menus and Nutritional Information:

To check out the latest Breakfast and Lunch Menus, please click on the link below or download the nutrislice app to your smart phone!


Nutritional Information: 

Forms: 

Wellness:

- Oak Park Schools Wellness Policy PDF Document

- Oak Park Schools Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment

Oak Park School District Food Services Office
22180 Parklawn
Oak Park, MI. 48237
Ph: 248-336-7757  Fax: 248-336-7759