Welcome to Food Services
Mark Hicks, Director of Food Service.
Here at the Arlington Food Service Department, we are guided in our mission to exceed our customers expectations by a process of combining great nutritional components, incorporated into a wide variety of menu choices that offer great value to our students and staff. Our team is committed to preparing healthy yet interesting meals that surpass the dietary guidelines as defined by the new Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, administered by the USDA.
The Food Service Department plays an integral role in educating students with life skills about good nutrition and healthy choices. Teaching students on making good nutritional choices is not only necessary to address childhood obesity, but it also encourages a lifetime of healthy eating habits. We encourage moderation, not elimination and are working hard to make sure the choices we offer are healthy and appealing to the students and the staff in all our locations. Our menus this year will feature a strong reduction in sugar, sodium and fat content in our offerings and a shift to much healthier snack choices as well. Many of the most popular items will still be available but presented in a much healthier format with new exciting additions as we move forward.
Your Food Service Team greatly values the importance of feedback from Parents, Students and Staff as vital partners in the nutritional education of our children. In this way we can encourage our children to make healthy choices and be sensible about snacks and diet choices as they grow with us. We monitor our online public survey results to gain insight and ideas as to how we can continuously improve our program on a daily basis.We eagerly invite you to participate in our process! Won't you please click on the survey link to the left and answer a few quick questions that will help guide us in our mission to serve our community better?
The Dutchess County Summer Food Service Program
A great way to ensure that kids get the healthy food they enjoy during the school year, even when schools are not in session. All kids are invited to drop by locations in Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Amenia/Millerton and Wappingers for a meal, activities, or both!
The summer meals opportunities in Dutchess County are collaborative efforts with various locations and hours.
Parents are encouraged to call 845-677-8223 extension 110 to find out more about all the Summer Food Service Programs being offered in your area.