What Makes Up Today's School Meals?
School meals today are not what they used to be when many of us were children in school. Today, students are given choices of the foods they want to consume through a program called "Offer vs Serve" and a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables are offered daily.Breakfast: All 4 items are offered; students can elect to choose any 3 for a reimbursable meal. Less than 3 will result in a la carte pricing.Milk - one 8 oz. servingFruit or Juice - 1 service1 Grain and 1 Meat OR 2 Grains OR 2 MeatsLunch: For a reimbursable meal students must select 3-5 different components but one must include a fruit or vegetable.Meat/Meat Alternate - 1 servingFruit - 1 servingVegetable - 1 servingGrain - 1 or more servingsMilk - one 8 oz. serving
Free and Reduced students receive one reimbursable breakfast and one reimbursable lunch daily. Extras are subject to a la carte pricing.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.