Food Services

Meal Pricing for 2018-2019

Secondary Lunch: $2.75
Elementary Lunch: $2.50
Breakfast (Grades K-12): $1.50 (Breakfast is serving daily in each school)
1/2 pint of Milk: $0.50

Please check your child's school for serving times.  Please note: if your child is eligible to receive free /reduced lunch, they are also eligible to receive free/reduced breakfast.

Please see related Document files and subpages for:

  • Comsewogue Wellness Policy
  • Applications for Free/Reduced Lunch
  • Monthly Menus and Nutrition Information 

Comsewogue Union Free School District
Food Services Department
200 Jayne Boulevard
Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. 11776

A Message to the Community

This fall, once again our school dining program will adhere to the new federal nutrition standards for school meals. These standards were interpreted from the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) and adopted into law. These new standards will remain in effect , while others are slated to go into effect in future years. In addition new Smart Snack regulations will be in place.

The purpose of the HHFKA is to ensure that meals are healthy and well-balanced.  They provide students all of the nutrition they need to succeed at school.  Many of the components of the HHFKA final ruling have already been in place in our school cafeterias for some time, such as: ​

  • Whole grain offerings
  • Variety of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Focus on lean protein choices
  • Smart Snack options
  • Fat-free and low-fat milk
  • Reduced sodium content 

The most noticeable change you will see is in portion sizes. School lunches will have: 

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits & students must choose either a fruit or vegetable with their meal
  • Increased vegetable protein offerings, such as beans
  • Smaller servings of proteins and carbohydrates​

Changing Habits at Home

Many of the parents in our community have already made these same changes in the foods they serve at home. However, some children will take some time to adjust to the increase in fruits and vegetables and decrease in protein and carbohydrate portion sizes.

There are also things parents can do at home this fall, in preparation for the new school year, to help ease this transition for your children:​

  • Encourage your children to try different vegetables and fruits
  • “Make at least half your grains whole”
  • Change up your meal plate to follow the USDA’s MyPlate (see link below)
  • Try out some bean dishes (make Mondays “meatless,” add beans to tacos, mix in with whole grain rice or toss with whole wheat pasta)​

In addition to the above efforts, we will continue to focus on additional nutrition initiatives, such as increasing our offering of locally sourced products.  We'll also work to remove high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors from many of the foods we serve. 

Menus will again for the 2017-18 school year be based on the regulations outlined in these documents. We will be in full compliance with the HHFKA final version Meal Pattern. As additional information comes along, we will alert our school community via the District website, or through letters sent home. ​

Sincerely,
Doreen Burke, Food Service Director
631-474-9578
dburke@comsewogue.k12.ny.us

Free and Reduced Lunch and Breakfast Applications

Applications for Free/Reduced Lunch and Breakfast Must be dated 2017-18 and are available in each cafeteria, main office and on the Food Services Department webpage.  Please remember to send in your application by September 15th in order to continue to receive these services.  If this is your first year with us, please have your application in by the beginning of the school year. Also, in order to process your application, all applications MUST be filled out in PEN and all information must be filled in: All students' names, your address, phone and social security numbers, signed by the person filling out the application , and the correct school year.  If any of these fields are missing, the application will be returned. If at anytime during the year your financial situation changes and you feel you might now qualify for this program, please contact 631-474-9578.  We will be glad to help you with your questions or concerns.  Applications are accepted throughout the year.