Milwaukee Public Schools: Invites family input on school meals

MILWAUKEE: Monday, October 9 — Milwaukee Public Schools invites families and the community to attend listening sessions about improvements to the school meal program. Throughout October, sessions will be held across the district to gather input about breakfasts and lunches served to students.

October 9th -13th is National School Lunch Week and Milwaukee Public Schools is looking forward to celebrating by working with our families and students to ensure the district’s meal program is meeting the needs of our nearly 80,000 students.

Feedback gathered will be shared with the Milwaukee Board of School Directors as the district works to improve our nutrition program for all students at Milwaukee Public Schools.

Because of the importance of good nutrition, MPS offers free breakfast and lunch to every student through the Community Eligibility Provision. The school nutrition program is continually challenged to meet federal guidelines while providing meals that are appealing to children.

“A hungry child can’t learn,” said MPS superintendent Darienne Driver. “Good nutrition is critical to learning and to lifelong health. School meals often make up the majority of students’ nutrition throughout the day and we want to do our very best for our students.”

Listening Sessions
October 9 * 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Neeskara Elementary, 1601 N. Hawley Rd.
October 12 * 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Milwaukee Parkside, 2969 S. Howell Ave.
October 16 * 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Vieau School, 823 S. 4th St.
October 18 * 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pulaski High School, 2500 W. Oklahoma Ave.
October 19 * 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Golda Meir, 227 W. Pleasant St.
October 23 * 6 – 7:30 p.m. at 53rd St. School, 3618 N. 53rd St.
October 25 * 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Thurston Woods, 5966 N. 35th St.
October 26 * 8 – 9:30 a.m. at MacDowell Montessori, 6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave.
October 30 * 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Acad. of Chinese Language, 2430 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Helping every student succeed by offering appealing, nutritious meals aligns with MPS’ Eight Big Ideas to promote student achievement. Student health and wellness for children across the city is an ongoing effort in MPS.

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