About NCPS Food Services

  • The New Canaan Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services is proud to be a leader in the healthy food and nutrition movement. To prepare the daily lunch menu, we maintain the highest standard in staff training, ingredient selection and meal preparation. Our commitment to fresh, local, sustainable and organic products, whenever possible, is ongoing.
    • All vegetables are fresh or frozen, never canned (except tomatoes and olives).
    • All fruits are fresh.
    • Our meats, poultry and fish are fresh.
    • All food is prepared daily on-site at each school.
    • All entrées exceed the nutritional standards set by the USDA for Child Nutrition Programs.
    • All recipes have been developed in-house and analyzed for nutrient content.
    Although the New Canaan Public Schools does not participate in the National School Lunch Program*, we are mindful of maintaining, at the minimum, the recommendations of the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans:
    • Eat a variety of foods;
    • Choose a diet with plenty of whole grain products, vegetables and fruits;
    • Choose a diet moderate in sugars and salt;
    • Choose a diet with 30% or less of calories from fat and less than 10% of calories from saturated fat.
    • Lunches provide, on average for each school week, at least 1/3 of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C.
    Our integrative approach to nutrition, which extends beyond the USDA standards, encompasses nutrition theories from a variety of cultures to provide the widest range of healthy options to our students.

    Our goal is to use school nutrition to educate, inform and delight students, parents, teachers and administrators. While our first priority is to provide healthy and delicious school lunch at a fair price, I am happy to provide information about emerging nutrition philosophies, share recipes and incorporate cultural food traditions relevant to our curriculum.

    You can reach Bruce Gluck, Director of Food and Nutrition Services directly at 203 594 4668 or bruce.gluck@ncps-k12.org. With your feedback in mind, my team and I continue to improve our menus, systems and processes. Thank you for your support.

NCPS Food Services Forms, Applications and Guidelines

NCHS Food Service serving picnic foods to NCHS students

Payment Methods

  • You may add funds to your child's account via MyPaymentsPlus, an online payment system through which you can use a debit or credit card. Remember, a convenience fee of $2.50 will appear on your credit card or bank statement. This fee will be charged no matter the amount of the deposit and will be assessed for each transaction.
    You can pay via check or money order. You can do this through the mail by sending payment to:
       New Canaan Public Schools
       Food Service Department
       11 Farm Road
       New Canaan, CT 06840
    Or, you can bring the payment directly to the Food Service Office, at New Canaan High School or to the cafeteria at your school. We will accept cash, but we ask you do not do this via mail, but rather in person at each location.
    If you have any questions, regarding a payment, please don't hesitate to call the Food Service Office at 203-594-4668. 

Purchase History

  • You can view your child's daily purchases in their school cafeteria or by logging onto MyPaymentPlus.
    1. Visit MyPaymentPlus
    2. Login with your username and password
    3. Click on the tab "View History" on the upper left column
    4. Click "Purchase History" to view a detailed listing of all transactions by day by student
    5. View a different family member's transaction detail by selecting "Student" on your account followed by "View" 
    MyPaymentsPlus now has an App for iPads and iPhones. The app allows you to login on your mobile device with your existing username and password, check account balances, review purchase history, and make payments.