School Meals

Students eating in cafeteria

National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs (NSLP and NSBP)

The CNMI Public School System Child Nutrition Program operates the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) under a block grant funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Included under the CNP program are the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs which serve approximately 14,000 meals each day to almost 11,000 public school and Head Start students.  Additionally, forty-four private schools and day care programs avail of the meal services.

Six catering companies are contracted to provide meals to the students on Saipan, Tinian and Rota.  The menus are formulated following USDA guidelines for nutritional content and were designed by our PSS Nutritionist in collaboration with the six food vendors.

All data presented on our school meals program has been reviewed and approved by the PSS and is audited annually.

 

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in CNMI Public Schools begins August 15, 2018 

The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) is pleased to inform you that the CNMI Public School System will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs during School Year 2018-2019.

 

What does this mean for children attending CNMI public school(s)?

All students enrolled and attending CNMI public schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2018-19 school year. Your child (ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. CEP applies to meals served at public schools only. Each student is allowed one free breakfast meal and one free lunch meal each school day while attending any of the 20 CNMI public schools on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

 

What does this mean for children attending private school(s) or day care centers?

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) does not apply to students attending private schools and day care centers. In order for children attending these institutions to qualify for free school meals, the families must submit completed free meal applications and be determined eligible by the Child Nutrition Program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q1:     One of my children attends public school and the other attends preschool at a day care center.  Does my family have to submit an application for free meals?

A1:    The student eating meals at public school does not require an approved application to avail of free school meals.  The child attending the day care center is not eligible for free school meals without a free meal application approved by CNP. Make sure to include all household members on the application, including the students attending public schools.  CEP benefits are not based on households, but on attendance at a CNMI public school.  CNMI PSS CEP benefits do not transfer to children attending private schools and day care centers.

 

Q2:   My son attends a day care center in the morning and goes to kindergarten in the afternoon at a public school.  Does my family have to submit an application for free meals?

A2:  Your son can eat lunch without charge at the public school.  He is not eligible for free breakfast meals served at the day care without a free meal application approved by CNP. Free meal applications are available at the Child Nutrition Program office, House 1251 Capital Hill Road. Applications are also available on the PSS website ( www.cnmipss.org/child-nutrition-program/ ).

 

Q3:  My daughter brings her lunch to school each day and only wants a milk or bottled water and not a full meal from the cafeteria.  Since all the kids eat for free can she just take a bottled water and not a full meal?

A3:  No.  USDA guidelines specifically state that a meal is a complete unit, is priced as a unit, and must be served as a unit.  If a student only wants a bottle of water, that can be purchased a la carte in the cafeteria.  All no-cost meals must follow USDA meal patterns.  The goal of the school meals program is to provide well-balanced and nutritious meals to students.  A la carte is always available, and individual items like bottled water, chocolate milk, and fruit juice must be purchased.  Drinking water is provided free of charge from dispensers located in every public school cafeteria.

 

Summary of CNMI PSS Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Specifics:

  1. CEP benefits only apply to meals served at CNMI public schools
  2. Each student is eligible to take one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day
  3. As of now, CEP benefits do not apply to meals served in day care centers and private schools.
  4. Free meals are served as a unit. A la carte items must be purchased separately

 

November 2018 Menu 

November 2018 Menu- Text Only Version

October 2018 Menu

October 2018 Menu- Text Only Version

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 School Meals Menu

Monday, September 3

LABOR DAY

No Public School

Breakfast

Creamy Rice Soup

Crackers/Breadsticks

Fruit

Lunch

Tuna Supreme Sandwich

Japanese Salad

w/Cabbage & Carrots

Fruit

 

Tuesday, September 4

Breakfast

Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Roll

Fruit

 

Lunch

Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Steamed Green Beans

Steamed Rice

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

Crackers/Dinner Rolls

OR

Italian Sub Sandwich with

Side Salad Made to Order

Fruit

 

Wednesday, September 5

Breakfast

Meat Lover’s Scramble

Steamed Brown Rice

Fruit

Lunch

Salisbury Steak with Gravy

WGR Dinner Roll

Mashed Potatoes

Mixed Vegetable Blend

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Soyu Chicken Rice Bowl

With Vegetables

Fruit

 

Thursday, September 6

Breakfast

French Toast with Syrup

Fruit

Lunch

Honey Glazed chicken

Steamed Brown Rice

Steamed Broccoli

Texas BBQ Beans

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

Friday, September 7

Breakfast

Chicken Nuggets &

Curried Fried Rice

Fruit

Lunch

Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

With Cheese

Steamed Carrot &

Local Vegetable

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Kung Pao Chicken Rice Bowl With Vegetables

Fruit

 

Monday, September 10

Breakfast

Cereal Selection

Fruit

Lunch

Chicken Patty on WGR Bun

Carrot Sticks with Dip

Texas BBQ Beans

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Spicy Fried Rice with Whole Egg

Texas BBQ Beans

Steamed Carrots

Fruit

 

Tuesday, September 11

Breakfast

Denver Baked Omelet

WGR Breakfast Roll

Fruit

Lunch

Pork Adobo with Potato

Green Beans

Steamed Brown Rice

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

Wednesday, September 12

Breakfast

Sausage with Fried Rice

Fruit

Lunch

Chicken Pancit

With Vegetables

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Five Alarm Pizza

Carrot & Cucumber Sticks

With Dip

Fruit

 

Thursday, September 13

Breakfast

Granola Topped Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

Fruit

Lunch

Beef Pepper Steak

Steamed Brown Rice

Local Vegetable

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

Friday, September 14

Breakfast

Ham Slice and

Garlic Brown Rice

Fruit

Lunch

Oven Baked Fried Chicken

Red Rice

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Corn

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Coconut Curry Fish

Steamed Brown Rice

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Corn

Fruit

 

Monday, September 17

Breakfast

Corn and Egg Soup

Fruit

Lunch

Chicken Adobo with Potatoes

Steamed Rice

Steamed Corn

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

BBQ Pork Sandwich On WGR Bun

Potato Wedges

Steamed Corn

Fruit

 

Tuesday, September 18

Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs

With Fried Rice

Fruit

Lunch

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Steamed Broccoli & Carrots

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

Crackers/Dinner Rolls

OR

Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich w/

Side Salad Made to Order

Fruit

 

Wednesday, September 19

Breakfast

Pancakes with Syrup

Fruit

Lunch

BBQ Chicken

Red Rice

Texas BBQ Beans

Normandy Vegetable Blend

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Hamburger on WGR Bun

Texas BBQ Beans

Normandy Vegetable Blend

Fruit

 

Thursday, September 20

Breakfast

Sausage and Egg Scramble

Garlic Brown Rice

Fruit

Lunch

Cheese Pizza

Carrot Sticks with Ranch Bean Dip

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

Friday, September 21

Breakfast

Fruit Muffin

Fruit

Lunch

Tuna Cabbage Stir Fry

Steamed Brown Rice

Seasoned Local Vegetables

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Baked Breaded Chicken Strips

WGR Dinner Roll

Coleslaw

Local Vegetable

Fruit

 

Monday, September 24

Breakfast

Ham & Potato Chowder

Crackers/Breadsticks

Fruit

Lunch

Sweet & Sour Fish with Steamed Rice

Seasoned Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Thai Beef Noodle Bowl

With Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

Tuesday, September 25

Breakfast

Cinnamon Twist Bread

Fruit

Lunch

Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Steamed Rice

Seasoned Green Peas

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

Wednesday, September 26

Breakfast

Fried Rice with Chicken Nuggets

Fruit

Lunch

Marianas BBQ Cheeseburger

Carrot Sticks with Dip

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Orange Chicken Rice Bowl With Seasoned Carrot

and Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

Thursday, September 27

Breakfast

French Toast with Syrup

Fruit

Lunch

Coconut Chicken Adobo

Steamed Brown Rice

Broccoli & Seasoned Local Vegetables

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

Friday, September 28

Breakfast

Eggs & Cheese with Steamed Brown Rice

Fruit

Lunch

Macaroni & Cheese

Green Peas

Texas BBQ Beans

Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl

Green Peas with Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

AUGUST 2018 School Meals Menu

August 1

Breakfast

Pancakes with Syrup

Fresh Fruit

Milk

 

Lunch

Skillet Lasagna

Steamed Broccoli

Fruit

Milk

 

 

August 2

Breakfast

Steamed Rice with Sausage

Fruit

Milk

 

Lunch

Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza

Veggie Sticks with Ranch Dip

Fruit

Milk

 

 

August 3

Breakfast

Cinnamon Twist Roll

Fruit

Milk

 

Lunch

Beef Pepper Steak

Brown Rice

Fruit

Milk

 

 

August 6

Breakfast

Corn and Egg Soup

Fruit

 

Lunch

Chicken Adobo with Potatoes

Steamed Rice

Steamed Corn

Fruit

 

 

August 7

Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs

With Fried Rice

Fruit

 

Lunch

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Steamed Broccoli & Carrots

Fruit

 

 

August 8

Breakfast

Pancakes with Syrup

Fruit

 

Lunch

BBQ Chicken

Red Rice

Texas BBQ Beans

Normandy Vegetable Blend

Fruit

 

 

August 9

Breakfast

Sausage and Egg Scramble

Garlic Rice

Fruit

 

Lunch

Cheese Pizza

Carrot Sticks with

Ranch Bean Dip

Fruit

 

 

August 10

Breakfast

Fruit Muffin

Fruit

 

Lunch

Tuna Cabbage Stir Fry

Steamed Brown Rice

Seasoned Local Vegetables

Fruit

 

 

August 13

Breakfast

Ham & Potato Chowder

Crackers/Breadsticks

Fruit

 

Lunch

Sweet & sour Fish with

Steamed Rice

Seasoned Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

 

August 14

Breakfast

Cinnamon Twist Bread

Fruit

 

Lunch

Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Steamed Rice

Seasoned Green Peas

Fruit

 

 

August 15

Breakfast

Fried Rice with

Chicken Nuggets

Fruit

 

 

Lunch

Marianas BBQ Cheeseburger

Carrot Sticks with Dip

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Orange Chicken Rice Bowl

With Seasoned Carrot

and Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

 

August 16

Breakfast

French Toast with Syrup

Fruit

 

Lunch

Coconut Chicken Adobo

Steamed Brown Rice

Broccoli & Seasoned Local Vegetables

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

 

August 17

Breakfast

Eggs & Cheese with

Steamed Brown Rice

Fruit

 

Lunch

Macaroni & Cheese

Green Peas

Texas BBQ Beans

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl

Green Peas with Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

August 20

Breakfast

Arrozcaldo Soup

Crackers/Breadsticks

Fruit

 

Lunch

Marinara Pasta Bake

Seasoned Broccoli

And Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Sriracha Chicken Rice Bowl

With Green Beans &

Seasoned Mixed Vegetables

Fruit

 

 

August 21

Breakfast

Ham & Cheese Omelet Bake

With Breakfast Roll

Fruit

 

Lunch

Pork Loin Strips

With Mixed Vegetables

Steamed Brown Rice

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

Crackers/Dinner Rolls

OR

Turkey & Spicy Mayo Sandwich w/

Side Salad Made to Order

Fruit

 

 

August 22

Breakfast

Sausage with

Garlic Steamed Rice

Fruit

 

Lunch

Turkey with Gravy

and Mashed Potatoes

Dinner Roll

Steamed Carrots

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Meat Lovers Pizza

Carrot & Cucumber Sticks

With Dip

Fruit

 

 

August 23

Breakfast

Cheesy Ham Roll

Fruit

 

Lunch

Beef Broccoli

Steamed Brown Rice

Texas BBQ Beans

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

with Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

August 24

Breakfast

Cereal Selection

Fruit

 

Lunch

Oven Baked Fried Chicken

Red Rice

Steamed Corn &

Seasoned Local Vegetables

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Grilled Fish Rice Bowl

With Corn & Local Vegetables

Fruit

 

 

August 27

Breakfast

Corn Chowder

Crackers/Breadsticks

Fruit

 

Lunch

Chicken Teriyaki

Steamed Brown Rice

Steamed Broccoli

Texas BBQ Beans

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Sloppy Joe on Hamburger Bun

Steamed Broccoli

Texas BBQ Beans

Fruit

 

 

August 28

Breakfast

Tropical Storm Fried Rice

Fruit

 

Lunch

Skillet Lasagna

Dinner Roll

Green Peas

Steamed Carrots

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

 

August 29

Breakfast

Pancakes with Syrup

Fruit

 

 

Lunch

Seasoned Chicken

w/ Stir Fried Vegetables

Steamed Brown Rice

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Cheeseburger on Bun

Normandy Mixed Vegetables

Potato Wedges

Fruit

 

 

August 30

Breakfast

Ham & Egg Scramble

Garlic Rice

Fruit

 

Lunch

Cheese Pizza

Carrot Sticks with Ranch Bean Dip

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Salad Bar

(Made to Order)

With Crackers/Dinner Roll

Fruit

 

 

August 31

Breakfast

Fruit Muffin

Fruit

 

Lunch

Breaded Fish with Tartar Sauce

Steamed Brown Rice

Seasoned Local Vegetable

Steamed Corn

Fruit

 

Secondary Second Choice

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Corn Salad

Chilled Salad w/ Local Vegetables

Fruit

 

Application For Free School Meals 2018-2019

Civil Rights Statement

PSS NSLP Free Meal Eligibility Data 2012-2018

 

The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) is pleased to inform you that the CNMI Public School System will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for School Year 2018-2019.

What does this mean for children attending CNMI public school(s)?

All students enrolled and attending CNMI public schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2018-19 school year. Your child (ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. Each student is allowed one free breakfast meal and one free lunch meal each school day while attending any of the 20 CNMI public schools on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

What does this mean for you and your children attending private school(s) or day care centers?

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) does not apply to students attending private schools and day care centers. In order for children attending these institutions to qualify for free school meals, the families must submit completed free meal applications and be determined eligible by the Child Nutrition Program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q1:     One of my children attends public school and the other attends preschool at a day care center.  Does my family have to submit an application for free meals?

A1:    The student attending public school does not require an approved application to avail of free school meals.  The child attending the day care center is not eligible for free school meals without a free meal application approved by CNP. Make sure to include all household members on the application, including the students attending public schools. 

 

Q2:   My son attends a day care center in the morning and goes to kindergarten in the afternoon at a public school.  Does my family have to submit an application for free meals?

A2:  Your son can eat lunch without charge at the public school.  He is not eligible for free breakfast meals served at the day care without a free meal application approved by CNP.

 

Q3:  My daughter brings her lunch to school each day and only wants a milk or bottled water and not a full meal from the cafeteria.  Since all the kids eat for free can she just take a bottled water and not a full meal?

A3:  No.  USDA guidelines specifically state that a meal is a complete unit, is priced as a unit, and must be served as a unit.  If a student only wants a bottle of water, that can be purchased a la carte in the cafeteria.  All no-cost meals must follow USDA meal patterns.  The goal of the school meals program is to provide well-balanced and nutritious meals to students.  A la carte is always available, but individual items like bottled water, chocolate milk,  and fruit juice must be purchased.  Drinking water is provided free of charge from dispensers located in every public school cafeteria.

 

 

Summer Food Service: Free lunches for children 18 years old and younger

Since 2014, the PSS Child Nutrition Program has participated in the USDA-sponsored Summer Food Service Program.  Each public school offering summer classes also operates as an “open site” where children in the community can avail of a free lunch each day summer school is in session.  Other partners include:

Community and Cultural Affairs-sponsored camps on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota

Joeten Kiyu Public Library Summer Reading Camps on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota

Joeten Kiyu Public Library Village Mobile Reading Camps

Saipan Soccer School

NMC-Crees 4H Camp Maga Lahi

Achieve CNMI Camp

Mother Read, Father Read Program

American Memorial Park Jr Ranger Program

Western Pacific Fisheries Middle School Camp

MyPros Open Reef Innovations Summer Camp

Carolinian Affairs Office Youth Camps 

If your organization would like to take part in the 2018 SFSP, contact our office.

2018 SFSP Sponsor Application

Nutrition Education and Food in Schools

Smart Snacks

Food Allergy Action Plan

The information above is for parents and staff to use in order to help teach their children and students the importance of eating healthy as well as safe.  Please look through this information and empower yourself, your family, and your students.

Nutrition and Learning

Is poor student nutrition making your job as a teacher more difficult?  Did you miss the October 9th Professional Development on Nutrition and Learning?   Did you attend, but you want the slides?  Would you like to know more about “brain foods”?    As promised, the slides are now posted here.  Teachers who are interested in the resources that were given away at the Professional Development, but were unable to attend should contact PSS CNP.

Nutrition and Learning Powerpoint Slides

Smart Snacks

Food Allergy Action Plan

2012 Recipe Contest Winners

Grilled Fruits (K-3)

Crunch Mango & Cucumber Salad (4-6)

Tofu with Kang Kung (7-8)

Guihan Tortizas (9-12)

For more info contact:

Child Nutrition Program (CNP)*,

Capitol Hill Bldg #1251

Tel: (670) 664-3901/02/04
Fax: 664-3717