Schools across the United States offer meals to students that meet the reimbursement guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). School meals are priced as a unit, and we receive federal and state reimbursement to offset our costs.

 

To get the most for your money, encourage your child(ren) to purchase a complete meal.

 

For breakfast, students may choose:

1 serving        Milk (1/2 pint fluid milk)

1 serving        1/2 c. of 100% fruit juice or vegetable must be on the tray

1 serving        Grain / meat / meat alternative (which includes the dairy entree)

 

If students choose at least 3 components one must be fruit/vegetable (milk, fruit, grain and/or meat/meat alternate), their breakfast will be at the reimbursable meal rate.  If they only choose 2 components, we must charge for each item separately, as the selections would not meet the USDA's requirements for a complete reimbursable meal.

 

For lunch, students may choose and must have a serving of fruit or vegetable on their tray:

1 serving        Milk (1/2 pint fluid milk)

1 serving        Fruit
1 serving        Vegetable

1 serving        Grain

1 serving        Meat / meat alternative

 

If students choose at least 3 components (milk, fruit, grain, meat/meat alternate), with one being a fruit and/or vegetable (1/2 cup minimum), their lunch will be at the reimbursable meal rate.  If they only choose 2 components, or do not take a fruit or vegetable, we must charge for each item separately, as the selections would not meet the USDA's requirements for a complete reimbursable meal.

 

Example:

Menu                                Student selects:

Hamburger                        Hamburger on Whole Wheat Bun, milk and they must take 

Whole Wheat Bun                1/2 cup of fruit/vegetable, This is a reimbursable lunch!

Romaine Lettuce

Tomato Slices

Sweet potato fries

Apple Slices

Milk