Healthy Changes in our School Cafeterias!
The most economical meal at school is a reimbursable meal. A reimbursable meal is the meal published on the lunch menu. It is made up of 5 components: meat or meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable and fluid milk. These five components are required to be offered daily by the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program. The guidelines also regulate the serving size of each component. There are three age groups used to determine portion sizes: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Our students in grades 7-12 are very lucky this year; their menus offer them the published meal as well two other choices every day. There is also the option of peanut butter and jelly, lunch meat sandwiches and salads everyday. They also continue to have the option to purchase an additional sandwich or entrée for $1.00 with the purchase of a reimbursable meal. This is giving them a 50% savings from the regular price.
We also have an a la carte line, which features a variety of entrees, fruits and vegetables daily.
Some frequently asked questions are:
- My child gets free lunch; why are they being charged $.50 for milk? Milk is free when included with a lunch; packer milk is not free.
- Is a la carte available to all MS/HS students, even if they receive free or reduced lunch benefits? Yes, a la carte is designed to build a full reimbursable meal, making it available to every student.
- Can I deposit money in my child's lunch account online? Unfortunately, no, we do not offer an online deposit option.
- Can I deposit money in my child's lunch account using my debit or credit card? Unfortunately no, our district does not accept debit or credit payments, only cash, check, or money order.
For more information about school meals visit www.traytalk.org.
2016 Free and Reduced Lunch Form
Check your child's lunch balance here. If you need to know your child's ID number, please call the number below.
We value your opinions and comments! Please feel free to contact us at 419-935-0181.
Director of Food Services
419-935-1541 Ext. 46112