Students are always offered 5 components at lunch: grains, meat or a meat alternate (protein), fruits, vegetables, and milk. Students must take at least 3 of these components as part of their lunch, and one of those components must be a fruit or vegetable. However, students are allowed to take all 5 components if they wish to do so. If students do not take at least 3 of these components, they will be charged at a la carte pricing for each individual food item. This is usually more expensive than taking the 3-5 components and paying the set school lunch price.
For breakfast, we always offer fruit, grains, milk and protein. Students must take 3 food items for their breakfast or they will be charged a la carte pricing. NOTE: A la carte pricing is NOT included in the free or reduced-price meal benefits so your child will be charged a la carte pricing.