Breakfast is Served Free to all Students Each Day
Meals are served in the Classroom the first 10 minutes of each day at:
Tomlinson Middle School
Breakfast is Available in the Cafeteria Daily for Students at:
Robichaud High School
from 7:20 am – 7:35 am
Resources on Student Nutrition
New Resource from the School Nutrition Association and the National Dairy Council
The School Nutrition Association, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, created a set of resources about school meals titled a Pediatrician's Perspective. Pediatrician Robert Murray (MD, FAAP) breaks down the importance of nutrients to brain and child development, and how healthy school meals build healthier students, contributing to improved educational outcomes.
Other resources available include
Chartwells Contact Information
3601 Janet St.
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
Director of Food Service
Community Eligibility Provision
3335 S Beech Daly Rd.
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are pleased to inform you that Westwood Community School District will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2021-2022.
The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.
In place of the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application we still need your household to fill out and sign the Household Information Report. This report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E- Rate, etc.
These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:
- Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
- Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
- Professional Learning for staff
- Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the report submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached report, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at Mrs. Kacey Corbin (313) 565-3484 or at email@example.com.
Director of Operations
Melanie Deprey Learst
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability
District Charging Policy
No Charging – Sales Policy – Food Service
The Westwood Community School District Food Service Department operates on a cash basis only and does not accept purchases charged to individual accounts.
Healthy Schools Program
- Provided the USDA the authority to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold outside of the Federal child nutrition programs in schools.
- The law specifies that the nutrition standards shall apply to all foods sold:
- Outside the school meals programs; on school campus; and at any time during the school day
- a la carte in the cafeteria
- in school stores
- snack bars
- vending machines
- other venues
- What are competitive foods?
- Competitive Food: all food and beverages sold to students on the school campus during the School Day, other than those meals reimbursable under programs authorized by the NSLA and the CNA.
- Where do the standards apply?
- School Campus: all areas of the property under the jurisdiction of the school that are accessible to students during the school day.
- When do the standards apply?
- School Day: is the period from midnight before the start of classes, to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day.
- Be a whole grain-rich product; or
- Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food (meat, beans, poultry, etc,); or
- Be a “combination food” that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable;or
- Contain 10% of the Daily Value of one of the nutrients of public health concern ( only through June 30, 2016) calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber
• Calorie limits:
° Entrée items: ≤ 350 calories
• Sodium limits:
° Entrée items: ≤ 480 mg
• Fat limits:
° Saturated fat: < 10% of calories
° Trans fat: zero grams
• Sugar limit:
*On July 1, 2016, foods may not qualify using the 10% DV criteria.
**On July 1, 2016, snack items must contain ≤ 200 mg sodium per item
Smart Snacks in School: USDA’s “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards
Nutrition Standards for Beverages
• Plain water (with or without carbonation)
• Unflavored low fat milk
• Unflavored or flavored fat free milk and milk alternatives permitted by NSLP/SBP
• 100% fruit or vegetable juice and
• 100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water (with or without carbonation), and no added sweeteners.
● Elementary schools may sell up to 8-ounce portions, while middle schools and high schools may sell up to 12-ounce portions
of milk and juice. There is no portion size limit for plain water.
● Beyond this, the standards allow additional “no calorie” and “lower calorie” beverage options for high school students.
• No more than 20-ounce portions of
• Calorie-free, flavored water (with or without carbonation); and
• Other flavored and/or carbonated beverages that are labeled to contain < 5 calories per 8 fluid ounces or ≤
10 calories per 20 fluid ounces.
• No more than 12-ounce portions of
• Beverages with ≤ 40 calories per 8 fluid ounces, or ≤ 60 calories per 12 fluid ounces.
• The sale of food items that meet nutrition requirements at fundraisers are not limited in any way under the
• The standards do not apply during non-school hours, on weekends and at off-campus fundraising events.
• The standards provide a special exemption for infrequent fundraisers that do not meet the nutrition
standards. State agencies may determine the frequency with which fundraising activities take place that
allow the sale of food and beverage items that do not meet the nutrition standards.
• Accompaniments such as cream cheese, salad dressing and butter must be included in the nutrient profile
as part of the food item sold.
• This helps control the amount of calories, fat, sugar and sodium added to foods by accompaniments, which
can be significant.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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, 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 Formi, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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 AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;