Food & Nutrition Services
The mission of the Food Service Department of the Hudson School District is to make children as passionate about eating our food as we are about making it. In our mind turning a previously picky eater into a food enthusiast with a healthy palette is music to our ears.
Our menus run the gamut from healthy kid favorites to culinary creations. Everyday, we offer a menu to delight diverse palates, dietary restrictions, and preferences. We know that good nutrition is essential to the learning process.
We pride ourselves in providing freshly prepared, nutritious lunches at a reasonable cost in a safe and pleasant environment. Our program follows the nutritional requirements of the National School Lunch Program.
Meal prices for 2023 – 2024:
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As always, if you have any question please contact the Food Service Department by calling (603) 886-1245, M-F 8:30am – 2:30pm or email at Karen Atherton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goal is to provide well-balanced, reasonably priced meals in a safe and friendly environment, while meeting all USDA regulations and guidelines.
The Hudson School District uses a computerized ‘point of sale' debit meal payment system. This system allows you to "deposit" money into your child's account, and funds will automatically be deducted from his/her account when cafeteria meals are purchased, using a unique 4-digit personal identification number (PIN) assigned to your child. Since this is a debit system, students will not be allowed to charge, so please plan accordingly.
K12 Now offers an eCheck payment option
Completing the free and reduced price school meal application is highly encouraged for all households! Physical applications can be submitted all year long to your child(ren)'s school and / or the Food Service Office at the SAU building.
US Food & Nutrition Services offers applications in multiple languages: USDA Translated Applications
Free and Reduced Meals - Details
Students requiring meal modifications must have their physician complete a Special Dietary Medical form. Paper copy of this form is available in the nurse's office and the Food Service department. The form must be completed and signed every school year for a student with a disability before the school cafeteria can provide any modifications or substitutions.
The Hudson School District Nutrition Services will make modifications and substitutions to the regular school meals per federal regulations for a student with a disability that restricts their diet.
The completed form must be provided to the Food Services Department and the School Nurse. If you child does not have a disability requiring meals modification, you DO NOT need to complete this form.
- Have the Special Diet Prescription Form completed and signed by a licensed physician if the student has a disability.
- Regulations require that this documentation be on file for each student who receives a special meal. This documentation must be on file in the school cafeteria and nurse’s office.
- The school nurse or other health professional may suggest that the special dietary needs be included in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) or the 504 Plan, as appropriate.
The School District will try to accommodate special dietary needs for students without a disability if possible. However, the school is not required to serve special meals to all children with diet restrictions. Such determinations are made on a case-by-case basis by the district and must be supported by the same Special Dietary Medical form signed by an authorized licensed medical authority.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination 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:
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