Food & Nutrition Services
Serving Healthy Meals for Healthy Bodies & Minds
Hello Triton Families,
Welcome back! The Triton Food Service Department has been working hard to create a safe and welcoming environment in our kitchens and cafeterias. All handling of food will only be done by ServSafe trained and certified Food Service staff. Our mission continues to be to provide our students with healthy meals that will support them, both in school and at home. I want to thank you for participating in our program as it keeps our staff working and our program sustainable.
Breakfast and Lunch will be FREE for all Triton students for the FY23 school year. Children need healthy meals to learn, and thankfully Massachusetts legislators have included free school meals in this year’s budget! Thank you to all who advocated for this program and for our students to get healthy meals at no cost.
Supply Chain Disruption
The Triton Food Service Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow.
All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menus based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.
Food & Nutrition Services Staff