Lunch Periods (2023-2024)
Lunch & Yard
10:20 a.m. to 11:10 - Pre-K
10:45 a.m. to 11:35 - Kindergarten
10:20 a.m. to 11:10 - First grade
12:00 p.m. to 12:50 - Second grade
11:35 a.m. to 12:25 - Third Grade
12:50 p.m. to 1:40 - Fourth Grade
1:15 p.m. to 2:05 - Fifth Grade
- Breakfast is available, free of charge, to any P.S. 340 student.
- Children can take a grab-and-go breakfast on the way up to class to be eaten in the classroom
- If sending lunch from home, please consider healthy choices. Students should not bring soda, candy, or large amounts of sugary foods.
- For safety reasons, please do not send drinks in glass bottles.
- We want you to know what your children are eating in school. Therefore, we do not allow food sharing. We will also ask children to put unfinished (non-messy) food back in their lunchboxes, so that you will be able to see if they are eating lunch, and make adjustments accordingly.
- Although the staff in the lunchroom will encourage children to eat, we do not force or pressure children.
- If your child does not have his lunch from home, he/she may get school lunch.
- Your child can eat school lunch on any day you choose.
- Daily school menus are available on the School Food website: http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/schoolfood/menusdailydisplay.aspx
- Lunch is free for EVERYONE.
- To limit eating without a mask in the classroom, students may have a snack depending on their lunch schedule
- Students have time for snack in school. As you know, sugar can have a negative impact on children's behavior and ability to focus. Increased blood sugar levels are often followed by energy "crash" shortly thereafter. We encourage snack because we believe young children benefit from an energy boost during the day.
- To support your children's physical and mental health throughout the school day, please pack healthy snacks only. Please do not pack snacks like candy, gummies, fruit roll-ups, cookies, donuts and other sugary treats.
- For healthy snack ideas check out http://cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/healthy_school_snacks.html
- We do not have refrigerators for children’s snacks, so you may want to include a cold pack.