With summer here, it's time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer!

Free meals for children will be served at the elementary school in Preston on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Meal service began on Monday and will continue until Friday, Aug. 15.

Meals will not be served July 4 or the week of July 21 to 25.

There are no income requirements to participate. Any child age 18 and under may come to eat for free. Children are expected to behave appropriately during these free meal times. Children are not to be in the school building between meals unless under the supervision of school staff.

Free meals will follow the USDA guidelines for summer food service programs. These guidelines recognize the individual needs of children of various ages and meals are adjusted for children aged 1 to 6, 7 to 11 and 12 to 18. They include milk, fruits, vegetables, breads and meat.

Monthly menus will be available for viewing on the school website, www.fillmorecentral.k12.mn.us, or picked up in the lunchroom.

Use the southwest door (near the lunchroom) when entering the building for breakfast and/or lunch. Children who are attending SAC, daycare, summer recreation activities or summer camps will be taken to breakfast and/or lunch by staff.

There will be some construction activity on the school parking lot this summer. The entrance door for breakfast and lunch may change depending on the status of the parking lot. The school will have signs directing children to the appropriate entrance if necessary.