Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students
- Prekindergarten through Grade 12 students can take advantage of daily healthy wholesome meals.
- Breakfast is available every morning in each school cafeteria. Lunch is served every day in each school cafeteria.
- New Grab And Go Breakfast Service is available after the school day has begun.
Good nutrition has a significant positive impact on students’ academic, social/emotional and physical development. All school meal food choices are fully compliant with USDA and NYS regulations for nutrient standards.
In July 2018, the District received notification from the NYSED Child Nutrition Program that Yonkers was approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which enables school districts to serve all students breakfast and lunch at no charge. The CEP initiative coordinates excellently with the new mandatory New York State Breakfast After the Bell legislation.
The Breakfast After the Bell – Grab And Go Breakfast Service is available to children who arrive at school after the school day has begun. Time spent by students consuming breakfast may be considered instructional time when students consume breakfast in the students’ classrooms and instruction is being provided while students are consuming breakfast.