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Fresh Fruit Available Daily!

Fresh Fruit Available Daily!
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Chicken Caesar Salad Available for a STUDENT ENTREE Everyday!

Chef's Salad Available Everyday!
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....... Got Milk? ...... ......yes, we do!!.....

....... Got Milk? ...... ......yes, we do!!.....
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Whole grain bagels available DAILY for Breakfast or Lunch!

Whole grain bagels available for Breakfast or Lunch Daily!
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Food Services

Breakfast and Lunch Menus, Free and Reduced Meals Application, and Flyers with Useful Information!

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*  *  *   PRICES  FOR DECEMBER  * * * 

There are 16 school days in December

                                               Ocean Academy                                CMC High School                      

                                           Daily   5 day Wk    16 days           Daily     5 day Wk    16 days

                     Breakfast     $2.00     $10.00    $32.00             $2.00      $8.00       $32.00

                     Lunch           $3.25    $16.25     $52.00             $3.50     $17.50      $56.00

                    Both Meals    $5.25    $26.25    $84.00             $5.50     $27.50      $88.00


                                                                            Reduced Rate       
                                                                            Daily    5 day Wk     16 days

                                                     Breakfast        .30        $1.50       $4.80

                                                     Lunch              .40        $2.00       $6.40

                                                    Both Meals       .70        $3.50      $11.20




  • Our food service team is committed to serving the students of our district healthy, nutritious and delicious food.  We adhere to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program guidelines for portion sizes, fat and sodium content and nutrient value of the meals that are served.  We serve all Whole Grain and Whole Grain Rich products, and reduced and low fat ingredients are used whenever possible.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are available daily as well as 1% low fat and fat free milk choices.
  • Our school uses a computer based point of sale program that works like an internal debit system for the students.  Funds can be placed on your child's account and meal purchases are deducted when your child receives a meal from our cafeteria. 
  • Payment is to be made in advance.  Accounts must have funds available for meal purchases.  Invoices will be sent home when an account is over due or upon request.  If you would like to know your child's account balance or need a statement or printed menu, please just call or send us a note.  Statements can also be emailed to you.  Just send an email- include your Child's Name, to:  mlinnington@cmcspecialservices.org
  • Payment can be sent into school with your child, or if you prefer you can mail it to:  CMCSSSD, Food Services, 4 Moore Road, DN 704, CMCH, NJ  08210.  Please be sure your payment is identified with your child’s full name, especially if sending cash.  We are unable to accept Credit Cards or On-line payments at this time.
  • Checks can be made payable to:  CMCSSSD
  • STUDENT CHARGE POLICY:  If a cafeteria account is overdue we will send notices home to you.  We ask that you make payment in a timely manner or contact us so we can arrange a payment schedule.  If payment is not received or you have not contacted us about making payment, an alternate meal of a cheese sandwich with milk or juice will be provided.  Please contact us if you have any questions about a balance due or how to make payment on your child's account.  To receive a complete printed copy of our board approved STUDENT CHARGE POLICY, please contact Marianne Linnington at 609-465-2720 ext. 6619 or mlinnington@cmcspecialservice.org.  Thank you.
  • FREE AND REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION:   Applications can be updated if your circumstances or income change during the school year.  A downloadable application is available at the top of this page under "Menus & Application".  Please contact us if you have questions or need a paper application sent home to you.
  • Offer versus Serve Meal Program:  Our schools have adopted an offer versus serve policy.  In order for a meal to be considered a full, reimbursable meal by USDA standards students must include a minimum amount of food choices on their trays.  Each day students will be offered at least four food items at breakfast and may decline one if they choose, but can take all four.  At Lunch they will be offered at least five food items, and they can decline two if they choose, but can take all five.  Our cafeteria staff are trained to provide correct portion sizes and assist students in choosing the minimum requirements while encouraging students to take all components to complete their meal with the best nutrition!

If you have any questions regarding account balances, the free and reduced meals application or any food service related issue please call us at 609-465-2720 ext. 6619 or email: mlinnington@cmcspecialservices.org

Thank you for participating in our School Breakfast and Lunch Programs!


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


For More Information about MY PLATE and school lunches, click on the link below



Whole Grains

Tips to Help You Eat More Whole Grain

To eat more whole grains, substitute a whole-grain product for a refined product – such as eating whole-wheat bread instead of white bread or brown rice instead of white rice. It’s important to substitute the whole-grain product, rather than adding it to the non-whole grain product.

For a change, try brown rice or whole-wheat pasta. Try brown rice stuffing in baked green peppers or tomatoes and whole-wheat macaroni in macaroni and cheese.

Use whole grains in mixed dishes, such as barley in vegetable soup or stews and bulgur wheat in casserole or stir-fries.

Create a whole grain pilaf with a mixture of barley, wild rice, brown rice, broth and spices- stir in toasted nuts or chopped dried fruit.

Experiment by substituting whole wheat or oat flour for up to half of the flour in pancake, waffle, muffin or other flour-based recipes. They may need a bit more leavening.

Use whole-grain bread or cracker crumbs in meatloaf.

Try rolled oats or a crushed, unsweetened whole grain cereal as breading for baked chicken, fish, veal cutlets, or eggplant parmesan.

Try an unsweetened, whole grain ready-to-eat cereal as croutons in salad or in place of crackers with soup.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)    mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

                 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)    fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)    email: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.