The Nutrition Services Department is dedicated to providing students with quality meals, nutrition knowledge, skills and values they need for healthy growth and academic success. Each day we serve nearly 14,000 nutritious meals that meet the recommended dietary allowances for school-age children. Our menu plan includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Please view School Lunch Menus to learn more about the nutritious breakfast and lunch choices offered daily at your child’s school.
We are proud to be meeting award level nutritional requirements of The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Healthier US School Challenge. Select NuVal to learn about the scoring of ala carte packaged foods in our Middle and High School Cafeterias. The USDA Food Pyramid has a new look called MyPlate. Learn more about MyPlate by reading our monthly Nutrition Education Series that offers simple healthy lifestyle tips for your whole family.
We offer a variety of convenient ways to pay for school meals. Checks and cash are always accepted by the manager of the school cafeteria either as a pre-paid deposit to a student's account or for purchasing individual meals or ala carte items such as milk or juice. The Point of Sale System tracks your student’s purchases and alerts the cashier of any potential food allergies. Parents can conveniently pre-pay online student accounts registering and using MyPaymentsPlus.com.
Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Families that meet the Eligibility Criteria should complete or down load an online application, request a meal application from the Nutrition Services Department or school office. All students who qualify receive meals free of charge or at a reduced rate. To apply on line select On-Line Application or view and print an Application from the District Web site.
For those families that qualify for free meals, breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost. For families that qualify for reduced price meals, the charge for breakfast is .30 and the charge for lunch is .40.
Middle and High School students can choose from a variety of entrée choices from the traditional, grill or grab and go service lines. By adding a milk or side item it completes the balanced meal. Entrée selections that qualify are traditionally called “value meal” selections.
If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, discounted or free school services may also be available. Ask your school for more information about benefits available at your school as benefits vary from school to school
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or activities. Inquires related to Department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator-Civil Rights Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; fax number 573-522-4883; email email@example.com.
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