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Understanding Your School Food Options

There are so many misconceptions about school lunch in the NYC charter sector. But not knowing how the various programs work could leave your scholars eating cold food or your school paying enormous fees! The Charter Center hosted an interactive webinar to help guide schools in making the best choice from the menu of school food options.

This recorded webinar provides an overview of:

  • The options for school food and the pros and cons of each
  • What you need to know before you decide to become an independent school food authority
  • Why all students, even those not individually eligible, get free food in schools using DOE SchoolFood
  • How an independent school food authority could serve all students free food by applying to the Community Eligibility Provision program


PDF icon Food Options in NYC Webinar576.37 KB
PDF icon School Food FAQ285.63 KB
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