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 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.  CEP benefits are not based on households, but on attendance at a CNMI public school.  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.

 

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.

May & June 2018 Menu

April 2018 Menu

May & June 2018 School Menu

Tuesday, May 1

Breakfast

  • Meat Lover’s Scramble
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Carbonara with Chicken
  • Steamed Broccoli & Carrots
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Five Alarm Pizza
  • Carrot Sticks with Dip
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Fruit

 Wednesday, May 2

Breakfast

  • Fried Rice with Sausage
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Seasoned Peas
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Asian Chicken Salad
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Thursday, May 3

Breakfast

  • Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Tuna Sandwich
  • Carrot Sticks with Dip
  • Potato Wedges
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Korean Style Beef with Vegetables
  • Rice Bowl
  • Fruit

Friday, May 4

Breakfast

  • French Toast with Syrup
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Honey Glazed Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • LOCAL Vegetable
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Turkey & Spicy Mayo Sandwich
  • Sandwich Sides
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Fruit

Monday, May 7

Breakfast

  • Corn Chowder Soup
  • Crackers/Breadsticks
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken with Stir Fried Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • BBQ Pork Sandwich
  • Potato Wedges
  • Carrot Sticks with Dip
  • Fruit

Tuesday, May 8

Breakfast

  • Pancakes with Syrup
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Oven Baked Chicken with Red Rice
  • Garlic Greens
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Beef & Cheese Burrito
  • Steamed Corn
  • Fruit

Wednesday, May 9

Breakfast

  • Fried Rice with Chicken Nuggets
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Veggie Dippers With Hummus
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Teriyaki With Vegetables
  • Rice Bowl
  • Fruit

Thursday, May 10

Breakfast

  • Grilled Ham with Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Marinara Pasta Bake
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chef Salad with Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Friday, May 11

Breakfast

  • Breakfast Muffin
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Coconut Fish Curry
  • Mixed Vegetable
  • Steamed Rice
  • LOCAL Vegetable
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Turkey & Spicy Mayo Sandwich
  • Sandwich Sides
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Fruit

Monday, May 14

Breakfast

  • Corn Chowder Soup
  • Crackers/Breadsticks
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken with Stir Fried Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • BBQ Pork Sandwich
  • Potato Wedges
  • Carrot Sticks with Dip
  • Fruit

Tuesday, May 15

Breakfast

  • Denver Scramble
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Veggie Dippers with Hummus
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Specialty Pizza
  • Veggie Dippers with Hummus
  • Fruit

Wednesday, May 16

Breakfast

  • Ham & Cheese Melt Sandwich
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Gingered Pork With Carrots & Potatoes
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Southwest Chicken Salad With Whole Grain Rich Dinner Rolls
  • Fruit

Thursday, May 17

Breakfast

  • Fried Rice with Scrambled Eggs
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Marianas BBQ Burger on Whole Grain Rich Bun
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Savory Fish Rice Bowl With Vegetables
  • Fruit

Friday, May 18

Breakfast

  • Sausage with Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sesame Noodles with Vegetables
  • Baked Chicken
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • BLT Sandwich with Sandwich Sides
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Monday, May 21

Breakfast

  • Cereal Selection & Fruit

Lunch

  • Bisteak with Peas
  • Red Rice
  • Cabbage Coco
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Tuna Kelaguin w/ Sandwich Sides
  • Cabbage Coco
  • Fruit

Tuesday, Nay 22

Breakfast

  • Egg & Ham Sandwich
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Steamed Rice
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Spicy Thai Noodle Bowl With Vegetables
  • Fruit

Wednesday, May 23

Breakfast

  • Fried Rice with Grilled Ham
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Cheese Pizza
  • Carrot Sticks with Hummus
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Japanese Pork Rice Bowl With Vegetables
  • Fruit

Thursday, May 24

Breakfast

  • Bacon Strips with Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Lasagna
  • Garden Salad with Dressing
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Buffalo Chicken Salad With Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Friday, May 25

Breakfast

  • French Toast with Syrup
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Seasoned Fish
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Local Vegetable
  • Fruit

Secondary School Choice

  • Chicken Burger
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Potato Wedges
  • Fruit

Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day, No Public School)

Breakfast

  • Corn & Egg Soup
  • Crackers/Breadsticks
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken Adobo with Carrots
  • Steamed Rice
  • Green Beans
  • Fruit

Tuesday, May 29

Breakfast

  • Sausage Egg Scramble
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Garden Salad with Dressing
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Wednesday, May 30

Breakfast

  • Pancakes with Syrup
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sweet & Sour Pork with
  • Peppers & Onions
  • Steamed Rice
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Fruit

Thursday, May 31

Breakfast

  • Curried Fried Rice with
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Cheese Burger
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Sriracha Rice Bowl With Carrots & Corn
  • Fruit

Friday, June 1

Breakfast

  • Scrambled Eggs with Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Turkey & Gravy with Mashed Potatoes
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Italian Sub Sandwich
  • Veggie Dippers & Hummus
  • Sandwich Sides
  • Fruit

Monday, June 4

Breakfast

  • Arrozcaldo
  • Crackers/Breadsticks
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Beef Broccoli
  • Seasoned Corn
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich with Sandwich Sides
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Tuesday, June 5

Breakfast

  • Egg & Cheese Breakfast
  • Sandwich
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken Curry with Carrots
  • Steamed Rice
  • Seasoned Peas
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken & Stir Fried Noodles with Vegetables
  • Fruit

Wednesday, June 6 (Summer Break, No Public School)

Breakfast

  • Tropical Storm Fried Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Cheese Pizza
  • Veggie Dippers with Dip
  • Fruit

Thursday, June 7 (Summer Break, No Public School)

Breakfast

  • Grilled Ham and Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sloppy Joe on Whole Grain Rich Bun
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Friday, June 8 (Summer Break, No Public School)

Breakfast

  • Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Roll
  • Fruit 

Lunch

  • Sweet and Sour Fish With Mixed Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

April 2018 School Menu

Monday, April 2

Breakfast

  • Corn Chowder Soup
  • Crackers/Breadsticks
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken with
  • Stir Fried Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Tuesday, April 3

Breakfast

  • Denver Scramble
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Veggie Dippers with Hummus
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Specialty Pizza
  • Veggie Dippers with Hummus
  • Fruit

 Wednesday, April 4

Breakfast

  • Ham & Cheese Melt Sandwich
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Gingered Pork with Carrots & Potatoes
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Southwest Chicken Salad
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Rolls
  • Fruit

Thursday, April 5

Breakfast

  • Fried Rice with Scrambled Eggs
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Marianas BBQ Burger on Whole Grain Rich Bun
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Savory Fish Rice Bowl With Vegetables
  • Fruit

Friday, April 6

Breakfast

  • Sausage with Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sesame Noodles with Vegetables
  • Baked Chicken
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • BLT Sandwich with Sandwich Sides
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Monday, April 9

Breakfast

  • Cereal Selection & Fruit

Lunch

  • Bisteak with Peas
  • Red Rice
  • Cabbage Coco
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Tuna Kelaguin w/ Sandwich Sides
  • Cabbage Coco
  • Fruit

Tuesday, April 10

Breakfast

  • Egg & Ham Sandwich
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Steamed Rice
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Spicy Thai Noodle Bowl With Vegetables
  • Fruit

Wednesday, April 11

Breakfast

  • Fried Rice with
  • Grilled Ham
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Cheese Pizza
  • Veggie Dippers with Hummus
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Japanese Pork Rice Bowl With Vegetables
  • Fruit

Thursday, April 12

Breakfast

  • Bacon Strips with Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Lasagna
  • Garden Salad with Dressing
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Buffalo Chicken Salad With WGR Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Friday, April 13

Breakfast

  • French Toast with Syrup
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Seasoned Fish
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Local Vegetable
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Burger
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Potato Wedges
  • Fruit

Monday, April 16

Breakfast

  • Corn & Egg Soup
  • Crackers/Breadsticks
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken Adobo with Carrots
  • Steamed Rice
  • Green Beans
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Club Sub Sandwich
  • Carrot Sticks with Hummus
  • Sandwich Sides
  • Fruit

Tuesday, April 17

Breakfast

  • Sausage Egg Scramble
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Garden Salad with Dressing
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Wednesday, April 18

Breakfast

  • Pancakes with Syrup
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sweet & Sour Pork with
  • Peppers & Onions
  • Steamed Rice
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Fruit

Thursday, April 19

Breakfast

  • Curried Fried Rice with
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Cheese Burger
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Sriracha Rice Bowl With Carrots & Corn
  • Fruit

Friday, April 20

Breakfast

  • Scrambled Eggs with
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Turkey & Gravy with
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Italian Sub Sandwich
  • Veggie Dippers & Hummus
  • Sandwich Sides
  • Fruit

Monday, April 23

Breakfast

  • Arrozcaldo
  • Crackers/Breadsticks
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Beef Broccoli
  • Seasoned Corn
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich with Sandwich Sides
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Tuesday, April 24

Breakfast

  • Egg & Cheese Breakfast
  • Sandwich
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Chicken Curry with Carrots
  • Steamed Rice
  • Seasoned Peas
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Chicken & Stir Fried Noodles with Vegetables
  • Fruit

Wednesday, April 25

Breakfast

  • Tropical Storm Fried Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Cheese Pizza
  • Veggie Dippers with Hummus
  • Fruit

Secondary Second Choice

  • Spicy Beef with Vegetables
  • Rice Bowl
  • Fruit

Thursday, April 26

Breakfast

  • Grilled Ham and
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sloppy Joe on WGR Bun
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Dinner

  • Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Salad
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Friday, April 27

Breakfast

  • Grilled Ham and
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sloppy Joe on WGR Bun
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fruit

Secondary School Choice

  • Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Salad
  • Whole Grain Rich Dinner Roll
  • Fruit

Monday, April 30

Breakfast

  • Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Roll
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Sweet and Sour Fish With Mixed Vegetables
  • LOCAL Vegetables
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit

Secondary School Choice

  • Hamburger on Whole Grain Rich Bun
  • Potato Wedges
  • Texas BBQ Beans
  • Fruit

Application For Free School Meals 2018-2019

Civil Rights Statement

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Free Meal Eligibility Data 2015-16

 

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

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

2018 SFSP Sponsor Application

2017 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 FNS.

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