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Food Services

No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office. Apply for meal benefits online from the privacy of your home, or anywhere with an internet connection. Visit

2021-22 Reduced-Price School Meals/Milk

Download the Meal Application 21-22 (PDF). Complete only one form for your household, sign your name, and return it to Salmon River Central School. Families must reapply each year for this program. Call (518) 358-6689 if you need assistance.

Benefits of Breakfast

Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores. Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not. Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves memory. Children who eat school breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not.

By eating breakfast, students get more of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, dietary fiber, folate and protein. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to be overweight. Eating breakfast as a child is important for establishing healthy habits for later in life.

Schools that provide breakfast in the classroom to all students have shown decreases in tardiness and suspensions as well as improved student behavior and attentiveness. What you eat for breakfast can have an impact on learning. One study showed that eating breakfast food high in fiber and low in sugar for breakfast helped students sustain the cognitive effects of breakfast. School Breakfast provides ¼ the recommended amounts of protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C for the day.

Pay for your child’s school meals online with mySchoolBucks

You can now pay for your child’s meals from the comfort of your home using — a secure online service that lets you pre-pay for meals online using a credit card, debit card or checking account. allows you the convenience of adding funds to your child’s meal account, scheduling automatic payments, opting to receive an electronic “low funds” reminder message and viewing a monthly report of your child’s daily spending and purchases. If you do not want to pay online, you can still create an account to stay informed of what your child is choosing to eat.

Parent Letter (PDF)
Link to MySchoolBucks training center (external site)

Nutrition Information

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Peanut Butter Protocol

Our students’ safety is of the utmost concern to us, and we believe our new protocol strikes a fair balance between protecting our students with allergies, while still allowing parents to choose peanut butter as a cost effective and nutritional option for their child.

Peanuts and peanut products will no longer be served on the menu in any cafeteria in the District. Rather, we carefully selected a nut-free alternative product for the free peanut butter sandwich menu item. We will serve a 51% whole grain oatmeal bar, which comes in two sizes. The smaller size will be offered to UPK through grade 5 students, while the larger size will be offered to students in grades 6 through 12. The bars come pre-wrapped, and are peanut and tree nut-free. There will be various flavor options available, and students will be allowed to save the bars for later, if they wish. The prepackaged protein bars allow for students to do this more easily.

Although we will not serve any peanut products on our menus, we will allow students who bring their lunch to consume peanut products. However, we will ensure that all students with severe allergies are able to eat in a designated nut-free zone in the cafeteria.

This protocol was developed as the result of feedback and collaboration between parents, teachers, and our nurses and foodservice staff.