Food Services


Welcome to Putnam Public Schools Food Services!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Food Services Department sees to the nutritional needs of the school children of Putnam, Connecticut.  Breakfast and lunch are served at our schools, snacks and supper are also provided at some school activities.

Our mission is to provide "quality, nutritious food choices and nutrition education to all children in Connecticut." (As stated by the School Nutrition Association of Connecticut)
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

The School Day Just Got Healthier

The School Day just got Healthier Logo (United States Department of ArgicultureStudents will find that The School Day Just Got Healthier! Visit The School Day Just Got Healthier website and explore The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit--a collection of resources to help inform students, parents and school community about the new changes to school meals.

Staff Contacts

NameJob TitlePhone
Jeanette LaPlumeFood Services Director(860) 963-6933 ext. 2025
Ellen PellegriniHigh School Kitchen Manager(860) 963-6905 ext. 3506
Teresa RossElementary School Kitchen Manager(860) 963-6933 ext. 2311