Brookwood 167

food service

Jan Machnikowski

Nutrition Director
(708) 758-5190 x5106

meal menus

the community eligibility provision (CEP)

Brookwood 167 is a CEP District and ALL children eat breakfast and lunch at “NO” direct cost to the household.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) in high-poverty areas to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students without having to go through the standard household application process to determine meal program eligibility.

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The Truth On School Nutrition

Children who participate in school meal programs consume [more] fruits, vegetables and milk than those that don’t
Fruits, Vegetables and Milk Consumption...
Students who eat breakfast in general obtain higher math and reading scores; improved student attention; and overall more positive behavior
Students who eat Breakfast...
School meal programs are vital to their educational and physical well-being
School Meal Programs...
🔷 School food programs have the responsibility of adhering to Federal (USDA), State (ISBE) and Local Laws, Rules and Regulations.

Benefits Of School Lunch
vs. Brown-Bag Meals

🔷 Children consume twice the servings of fruits and vegetables

🔷 Greater consumption of whole grain products

🔷 Greater amounts of calcium-rich foods and dairy

🔷 Age appropriate serving sizes

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