Meal Service

Offer Type Of Meal Service

  • Breakfast

    Every breakfast is planned to include three food components:  1. Fruit/Vegetable  2. Grains (with optional Protein)  3.  Milk.  At least four food items will be offered daily.

     

    The food components for each breakfast will be posted at the beginning of each serving line.  Students are encouraged to take all the foods offered.  Students must take at least 3 items; one of those must be a ½ cup of fruit or juice.  Whether 3 items or more is taken, the meal is the same price.

     

    “Offer” allows the student to choose 3 or more food items they would like to take to build a healthy reimbursable meal.


    STEP 1:  Choose ½ cup of fruit or juice

    STEP 2:  Choose two or more of the following:

    • Grains (1oz equivalent) or optional meat (1oz)
    • Milk (1 cup)
    • Additional Fruit Serving (1/2 cup)

     

    Example Menu: 

    Cereal (grains) & String Cheese (protein) (2 items)

    Banana (fruit)

    Orange Juice (fruit)

    Milk (milk)

     

    Students can take all food items OR choose a combination of any 3 items; one of those must be a fruit or a juice.

     

    Example Combinations:

    • Cereal and String Cheese, Banana
    • Cereal and String Cheese, Banana, Orange Juice, Milk
    • Banana, Orange Juice, Milk

     

    The choice is up to the each individual student; just be sure to choose the required items.  Check the menu daily so you will know which items in the school breakfast you want to eat.

     

    Lunch

    “Offer” increases the choice in student meals.  Every lunch is planned to include all five food components:  1. Fruit   2. Vegetable   3. Protein 

    1. Grains 5. Milk

     

    The food components for each meal will be posted at the beginning of each serving line.  Students are encouraged to take all the foods offered; however, students may decline up to two (2) food components.  Whether students take 3, 4, or 5 of the food components, the meal is the same price.

     

    “Offer” allows students to build a healthy meal by selecting 3 to 5 different food components.  One of those food components must be fruits, vegetables or a combination of both.

     

    STEP 1:  Choose ½ cup of fruits, vegetables or a combination of both.

    STEP 2:  Choose 2 or more of the following:

     

    • Full Serving of Fruit – K-8 (1/2 cup) and 9-12 (1 cup)
    • Full Serving of Vegetables – K-8 (3/4 cup) and 9-12 (1 cup)
    • Grains
    • Protein
    • Milk

     

    Example Menu:

    Hamburger on a Bun (Protein and Grains)

    Broccoli (Vegetable)

    Grapes (Fruit)

    Milk (Milk)

     

    Students can take all five food items (hamburger, bun, broccoli, grapes and milk) OR

     

    STEP 1:  Choose ½ cup of broccoli or ½ cup grapes or ¼ cup each broccoli and grapes

     

    STEP 2:  Choose 2, 3 or 4 full servings of different food groups:

    • Hamburger on Bun (protein, grains) or
    • Full serving of Grapes and Milk (fruit and milk) or
    • Hamburger on Bun and Milk (protein, grains, milk) or
    • Hamburger on Bun, Broccoli and Milk (protein, grains, vegetable, milk)

     

    The choice is up to each individual student; just be sure to choose the ½ cup fruit or vegetable and 2, 3, or 4 full servings from the 5 food groups. Check the menu daily so you will know which items in the school lunch you want to eat. 

     

    School meals meet federal nutrition standards and give students the fuel they need to Dream, Believe and Achieve.

Contact Us

  • Nutrition Services

    316-973-2160

    nutrition@usd259.net

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