Children need healthy meals to learn. Chatham Central School District offers healthy meals every school day.
MED: Breakfast $1.20, Lunch $2.10
Middle and High School: Breakfast $1.35, Lunch $2.35
- MED Breakfast Menu
- Middle and High School Breakfast Menu
- MED Lunch Menu
- Middle and High School Lunch Menu
- Daily Specials
New Federal Mandates Bring Healthy Changes to School Meals
You may have noticed meals in our cafeterias look a little different this year. School cafeterias across the country are now required to meet new federal nutrition standards that aim to promote a healthy lifestyle and address the rising rate of childhood obesity and increased health complications in our population. The new guidelines set strict regulations for portion size yet offer a wide variety of milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains. Examples of these new federal regulations include:
Specific portion sizes individualized for each grade range (K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Only fat free or low fat milk being offered (flavored milk will only be offered as fat free)
Larger servings and more variety of fruits and vegetables
More whole grain products such as breads, pasta, and cereals
Specific calorie ranges, limited saturated fats and only naturally occurring trans fats
Students must select a minimum of a ½ cup of fruit or vegetable on their tray
Chatham CSD’s food service staff have worked within these new guidelines to create healthier, tastier, and convenient meals for students. If you would like more information regarding the new meal pattern requirements, please contact Barbara Murray, Food Service Supervisor at 392-1536.For additional information, please visit the Child Nutrition website at: www.nysed.gov. Another good online resource for parents can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov.
Online Prepayment for School Meals
Chatham’s Food Service Department provides parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a website called myschoolbucks.com. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster and your child has more time to eat and be with friends. Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child’s eating history report. This history report will show you all dates and times that your child has purchased a breakfast or lunch within the past thirty days. Learn more...
Free and Reduced Meals
Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals. Reduced price meals cost each eligible student $.25 for lunch and $.25 for breakfast. To learn more about free or reduced price meals, please visit this page. Registering for this program is completely confidential.
If you have questions about Chatham Central School District's Food Services or prepayment, please contact Barbara Murray, Food Service Supervisor, at 392-1536
Meet Our Staff
Terry Sillyman, Betty Bemiss, and Jennifer Akin with food service supervisor Barbara Murray at the High School
Peggy Myers, Jessie Westover and Shirley Davis at M.E.D.
Leigh Sowalski, Cheryl Avens, Barbara Fiero and Mary Moore at the Middle School