School Nutrition Program
Our school meals offer students low fat and fat free milk options, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains that are kid-friendly and nutritionally sound. Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
· Age-appropriate calorie limits
· Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
· A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
· Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
· More whole grains
· Lower sodium
School meals offer 5 components daily: protein, fruit, vegetables, grains, and milk. So what makes a lunch? To qualify as a lunch a student must take at least 3 of the 5 offered components, one of which must be a fruit or a vegetable. However, a student may take all 5 of the components to form a more balanced meal. Now is a good time to educate your child on how to select a healthy and balanced meal. Please note that students are not required to take a lunch but if they take a lunch then they must have a fruit or vegetable as one of the components. Any combination of items that do not qualify as a lunch will be charged at the ala carte price.
Free and Reduced Lunch
Do you want more information about qualifications and/or application procedures regarding free and reduced meal prices? No need to look any further because this page contains answers to common questions, statistical data and the forms necessary to apply for the current school year.