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Green Island UFSD is proud to partner with the Watervliet City School District in food service.

All Green Island students to have access to free school meals

Complete a Household Income Eligibility Form online This form is also available at each school if you don’t have access to it online. Please return completed forms to school with your student to the attention: Ross Tuskey, Shared Food Service Program Director.

Green Island UFSD has implemented a meal certification option to our school participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

What does this mean for me and for my children?

All students enrolled at Green Island Union Free School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2023-24 school year. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

Do I still need to complete a Household Income Eligibility Form?

Yes, you still need to complete a form. Our school is eligible to receive additional state and federal funds based on the number and/or percentage of students enrolled who reside in households that meet established federal income guidelines. We use the Household Income Eligibility Form to collect household information. The form also helps our school district qualify for education funds and discounts. Complete a Household Income Eligibility Form online

Please call Jennifer Radigan, Shared Food Service Program Specialist at 518-464-5106 or email jennifer.radigan@neric.org, if you have any questions.

NEW: Effective May 23, 2023, TITAN to become LINQ Connect

We want to let our families know that beginning Tuesday, May 23, TITAN Family Portal, the system Watervliet CSD’s food services department uses, will upgrade to LINQ ConnectThere is no need to change your username and password. All your information will be transferred to the new platform. View FAQS about change to LINQ Connect

Download the app up today!

The “LINQ Connect” app is available in the Google Play Store now and the Apple App Store available soon to download. Just log in with your existing username and password. If you use a web browser, visit LINQConnect.com to log in.

LINQ Connect allows you to set up one-time or recurring payments for your student’s meal. You can also view previous transactions, set spending limits, transfer funds between students, set low-balance notifications, and more. It’s an easy way to manage meal payments without the hassle of sending cash.

If you have any difficulties accessing your LINQ account, please contact LINQ support at support@linqconnect.com.

Please call Jennifer Radigan, Shared Food Service Specialist at 518-464-5106 or email jennifer.radigan@neric.org, if you have any questions.

Meal Charging and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

It is the district’s goal to provide students with access to nutritious no- or low-cost meals each school day and to ensure that a student whose parent/guardian has unpaid meal charges is not shamed or treated differently than a student whose parent/guardian does not have unpaid meal charges.

Students need a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day to keep them healthy and to help them stay focused on learning. Children who develop healthy eating habits and are physically active have a greater chance of being healthy for life and are more likely to do better in school.

The Watervliet Food Service Department offers healthy food choices in compliance with the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The legislation was developed to improve nutrition and focus on reducing childhood obesity, in part by asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to set national standards for school lunch meals, which include:

  • Increased servings of fruits and vegetables
  • Set maximum calorie targets
  • Use of whole grains in breads/grains served (pasta, tortillas, etc.)
  • Reduced sodium, saturated fat and trans fat 
  • Offer only 1 percent or fat-free milk and fat-free flavored milk

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