5 a day

    Nutrition Services fruits and veggies

    (845) 229-4006




    Dear parents and guardians,

    We are excited to announce that Hyde Park Central School District has been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program allows us to provide breakfast and lunch for free for all enrolled students. 

    Here are the key points about CEP and Meal Charges:

    1. Eligibility: Every student will receive a free meal, no matter their status. 
    2. Additional Meals: While the first meal for breakfast and lunch is free, any additional meal (such as a second breakfast or lunch) will incur a charge.
    3. Reversal of Meal Charges: All meal charges from the beginning of the school year will be reversed. You will not be billed for first meals served during this time. 
    4. Manual Transactions: We appreciate your patience as we manually complete each transaction. Rest assured that we are working diligently to ensure accurate records.


    Contact Us:

    If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to email us at Foodservices@hpcsd.org or call us at (845)229-4006.

    Thank you for your continued support.


     Nutrition Services


    Income/ Meal Applications:

    Because all students qualify for meals free of charge on the days they are in school, under Child Nutrition regulations, Nutrition Services no longer distribute meal applications.  



    SNAP benefits help you buy the groceries your family needs and supports our local economy. Apply here: www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap 


    Students that are Directly Certified qualify for additional benefits.  Please click the link below for more information:

    As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households up to $30/month (or $75/month for households living on Tribal lands) toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. 

    All households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, within the last 12 months, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for ACP benefits. Households are also independently eligible if (1) their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($55,500 for a family of four); or (2) a member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs—including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance.

    To further lower costs, the Biden-Harris Administration secured commitments from internet service providers across the country to offer high-speed plans that are fully covered by the ACP. As a result, millions of working families can now get high-speed internet without paying a dime.

    Families can check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered plans at GetInternet.gov(link is external) (mobile-accessible and available in Spanish) or by calling 877-384-2575.



    What impacts our menus?

    • USDA Regulations.  All menus are planned according to regulations put in place by the NY State Child Nutrition Program under the guidance of USDA.  There are specific meal pattern regulations based on grade level.
    • Items that are included on our bid
    • Paper products that are available from distributors
    • Food Items that are available from distributors
    • Adequate staffing


    Dear parents and guardians,

    We are pleased to inform you that breakfast is available to all students in every building. Ensuring our students start their day with a nutritious meal is a priority for us.

    To meet USDA requirements, our school breakfasts adhere to the following guidelines:

    1. Nutrient Composition:
      • No more than 30% of calories from fat.
      • Less than 10% of calories from saturated fat.
    2. Essential Nutrients:
      • Breakfasts provide one fourth of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for:
        • Protein
        • Calcium
        • Iron
        • Vitamin A
        • Vitamin C
        • Calories
    1. Breakfast Schedule:
      • North Park Elementary: 9:00 am - 9:35 am
      • Netherwood Elementary: 9:00 am - 9:45 am
      • Ralph R Smith Elementary: 9:25 am - 9:40 am
      • Violet Ave Elementary: 9:25 am - 9:40 am
      • Haviland Middle School: 7:50 am-8.20 am
      • Franklyn D Roosevelt: 7:00 am - 7:30 am
      • UPK Abilities First: 8:30 am - 9:30 am


    We believe that a balanced breakfast contributes to better focus, improved learning, and overall well-being. By participating in our breakfast program, your child will have the energy needed for a successful day at school.

    Thank you for your continued support in promoting healthy habits among our students.


    Hyde Park Central School District





    Meal prices for 2023 - 2024 school year   


    School Location

    2022-2023   Meal Price  

    2023-2024 Meal Price

    Student Breakfast – All Locations


    No Charge  

    Reduced Breakfast – All Locations

    No Charge

    No Charge

    Adult Breakfast – All Locations

    $2.57 + Tax 

    $2.84 + Tax

    HPCSD Elementary Lunch


    No Charge  

    HPCSD Middle School


    No Charge  

    HPCSD High School Lunch


    No Charge  

    Reduced Lunch – All Locations

    No Charge

    No Charge

    Adult Lunch – All Locations

    $4.93 + tax  

    $4.76 + tax





    Additional Resources:


    P-EBT- The Nutrition Services Department does not have information regarding P-EBT or anyone's status.  For information, call the hotline 1-833-4520096 or visit : NYSOTDA P-EBT Benefits Information Page 

    NY State Updates on Coronavirus and Operation of Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: https://hungersolutionsny.org/covid-19/


Nondiscrimination Statement

  • 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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf(link is external), 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:

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

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

    3.     email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov(link sends e-mail)

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.