Information About Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Students receive a take-home cycle menu at the beginning of the school year. These are great references for the breakfast and lunch menus, and for more information on the Nutrition Services Program. Keep them handy on your refrigerator!
Studies show that kids who eat breakfast have a better memory, tests and school attendance than those who don’t. Breakfast is available to ALL students. A School Breakfast is made up of at least 3 meal components. These components are Fruit or Fruit Juice, Low-fat Skim Milk, and a total of 2 servings of Whole Grains or 1 Whole Grain, and 1 Meat Alternative. Fresh fruit is offered daily.
There are five meal components offered with each School Lunch-Meat or Meat Alternative, Fruit, Vegetable, Grain, and Milk. Federal regulations require that to count as a School Lunch and be sold as a School Lunch, students need to take three of these components. One must be a Fruit or Vegetable. If these requirements are not followed the items are charged individually as a la carte prices. All lunches are served with Vegetables, Fruits, Whole Grains, Meat or Meat Alternative, and 1% White Milk or Fat-Free Flavored Milk. To ensure students, receive all their nutritional requirements, the variety of Vegetables served includes a Dark Orange or Red Vegetable, a Dark Green Vegetable and Dried Beans or Peas. Sandwiches are offered daily. Meals are planned with reduced sodium.
In addition to School Breakfast and Lunches, a la carte foods are also offered. The a la carte foods are not included in the School Breakfast or Lunch and are charged for the individual item. All a la carte items meet the Smart Snacks standards. Menus are subject to change. Changes are announced with building announcements.