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Chef Donna speaking with students during Potato Power Discovery Kitchen at Deerfield.
Students selecting fruits and vegetables at farmers market at Village Oaks.
Students voting a School Choice Station.
Pulled turkey sandwiches for Big City BBQ tasting.
Director with students learning about Mood Boost at Village Oaks Elementary.
Student selection raspberries at mood boost at Village Oaks Elementary.
Group of girls celebrating Mood Boost at Village Oaks Elementary.
Mood Boost Set up at Novi Middle School.
Student selecting food at middle school mood boost.
Ramen Noodle Bowl closeup.
Wild Greens Salad Station offerings.
Cook assembling pizza at Build station.
Deerfield students celebrating Apple Crunch Day.
Middle School kitchen staff celebrate Apple Crunch Day
We are aware that many families may be experiencing a reduction or loss of income at this time due to the pandemic crisis. 
 
Please know that Novi Community School District continues to accept applications for Free/Reduced Price Meals until June 12.
 
If you are facing a financial change or hardship we encourage you to complete an online application.
 
While school buildings may be closed there are benefits available to you by applying. 
Free and Reduced Price Meal benefits carry over for the first 30 school days of the next year.  So any approvals right now will continue for the first 30 days of the 2020-21 school year.
 
At this time the State of Michigan is providing extra benefits to students who qualify for Free or Reduced Price Meals in the form of Pandemic EBT.  Learn more about the Pandemic EBT
 
If you submit an application by Friday, May 8 and are approved for free or reduced meal benefits you will be automatically qualified for P-EBT benefits. The benefit is $5.70 per child per day for each family member 18 years or younger or 26 or younger if enrolled in a special education program.
 
Due to these added benefits we strongly encourage you to apply if you feel you may now qualify.  If you currently receive benefits there is no reason to apply again.  Your information has already been added to the Michigan database.
 
 
As a final note, please remember that our department is distributing seven days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays at Novi High School from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Families will drive up and be provided meals based on the number of children in their household. Students do not need to be present to receive meals.
 
Meals are also available at Novi Ridge and Pavilion Court apartment club houses via school bus from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.
 
This service will continue through the end of the June. The last pickup date will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Should this service be extended due to further closure we will communicate further information.
 
If you have any questions or are in need of a paper application please contact our Food & Nutrition Director, Evol Gazzarato or 248-449-1225.

Nutrition and Food Service Department

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Chartwells Logo serving up happy and healthy

 

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter here!

 

Mood Boost is here!

Mood Boost with elementary moodies

Featured in Food Service Director, Novi was the first district to roll out an innovative new concept teaching students about how the foods they eat affect their mood and performance.

    

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CONTACT US

Nutrition and Food Services
25345 Taft Road
Novi, Michigan 48774

Office Phone: (248) 449-1200 x2020
Fax: (248) 449-1215
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Head shot of Evol Gazzarato

Evol Gazzarato, Director  

evol.gazzarato@novik12.org

248-449-1225

 

 

 

Lori Heicher, Secretary

lorraine.heicher@novik12.org

248-449-1225 x2020

Donna O'Malley, Executive Chef

donna.o'malley@novik12.org

248-449-5077

 

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Wellness policy  

The Board of Education recognizes that student wellness is integral to learning, growth and development.  The School District will promote proper nutrition and nutrition education, as well as regular physical activity, as steps toward student wellness.  The Superintendent will develop administrative regulations to implement this policy.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.