Nutrition Policy

South Brunswick School District contracts its school dining services through Chartwells Dining Service which provides school lunch options in compliance with the State-mandated Nutrition Policy.

As per the policy, South Brunswick schools will not serve, sell or provide on school property before the end of the school day: foods of minimal nutritional value as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations, all food and beverage items listing any form of sugar as the first ingredient and all forms of candy.

Due to the growing number of students who have been diagnosed with peanut allergies, which can be fatal to some, Chartwells School Dining Services no longer serves items that are peanut-based or uses foods prepared with peanut-based products in any of our cafeterias. While this change does not impact “packed” lunches or snacks, we ask that you be mindful of the existence of food allergies among children and discourage sharing of snacks.

Elementary school parents who plan to send in birthday celebratory items with their children should be mindful of the District's Nutrition Policy as well as the dietary restrictions of students within the classroom.