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Norwell Schools Providing Breakfast & Lunch

  • Norwell Food Services is providing FREE breakfast and lunch to all students aged 1 - 21 through the 2020-2021 school year.  All students are included.  There is no other pre-qualification.

    If your child is not currently enrolled at Norwell Public Schools and you would like them to participate in this program, please click HERE.

    For more information, please contact Judy Crooks, Director of Food Services at

Welcome to Norwell Food Services

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has taken the most proactive stance in the country to support healthier eating options for students and put an end to childhood obesity while creating good eating habits. We continue  to work hard to comply with these laws and standards that the state has set for public schools. 

    The Norwell Public Schools Food Service Program meets the guidelines and regulations of the National School Lunch Program. Our Food Service Program currently offers a complete nutritional lunch to all student's on a daily basis.   

    Both the Cole and Vinal Schools have received the USDA's Healthier Challenge (HUSSC) Bronze Award. This is a very prestigious award that recognizes schools that have created healthier school environments. This has been done through improvements that are being made in the quality of the food while providing both nutrition and physical education to promote healthy lifestyles. The HUSSC plays a vital role in the "Let's Move!" program, created by Michelle Obama. The goal is to prepare the schools in the meal pattern changes developed by the USDA. Only a select 5% of schools throughout the U.S. are certified and have received this award.  
    Norwell Food Services also participatesin the state wide Harvest of the Month campaign. Each month a new harvest crop is chosen and incorporated into the menus as much as possible. The goal of this program is to support local farmers as well as further improve our school lunches. To read more about this see our Farm to School tab on the left hand side of this page.  
    We are very proud of the improvements that are being made in the Norwell Schools Food Services and hope to work our way towards an even healthier community. We invite you to learn more about the Office of Food Services either by exploring our website, clicking a link to the left, or by contacting the Office directly at 781-659-8800 extension 1036.