Manchester Essex Regional School District
36 Lincoln Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
ph: (978) 526-4919
fx: (978) 526-7585
School Nutrition and Food Services
*** Changing student lunches 1 tray at a time *** click the link below
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, School Nutrition Director
, School Nutrition Assistant
36 Lincoln Street 
Manchester ,MA 01944 
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School Lunch Menu
The Manchester Essex Foodservice Department's goal is to provide all students with healthy, well-balanced and affordable meals. Our vision is to not only provide nutritious meals, but to also educate all students in how to make healthy nutritious choices in their lives. To help us all better understand nutrition issues today, the Foodservices Department has gathered the Nutritional Links above.

It has been proven through countless scientific studies that students of all economic levels that are adequately nourished perform at a higher academic level than those students who are not. Studies have also shown that students who eat school breakfast and lunches consume more nutrients than those who do not.

Tray Talk
Parents are essential partners in the health and wellness of children, both during and outside of the school day.  Take a look at what you can do at school and at home.  Click on the Tray Talk picture below to be redirected to the website, to find out what is happening with our School's Nutrition.

School Meals are Healthy Meals

Lunchtime POS Software System now at the Elementary Schools

Both of our Elementary Schools are starting the year with an automated point of sale system (POS). This application will be used by cashiers to move students through the lunch line quicker and more efficiently. Your child will arrive at the cashier and simply give their name. A screen will pop up with your account   information.
To make an online payment, go to the district website ,click  Online Payment Center  on the top left and follow the link for MERSD School Lunchtime Payment.
Benefits of the Lunchtime POS System:
  • When parents make an online payment, it will be recorded instantly. You can chose to  receive a confirmation when you make the payment using either a credit card or through your checking account.
  • Parents can view their child’s account at any time and obtain account balances and also see what choices they made at breakfast or lunch. Parents may also put blocks on a la carte items or additional items.
  • Free & Reduced applications are done electronically through the nutrition/foodservice office. This insures that the identity of your student is kept absolutely confidential.

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