Students who qualify, by completing a new free/reduced meal application each school year, may receive free or reduced priced meals. Applications are available here on this site and in each school office during the school year. A reduced breakfast is free and a reduced lunch is also free. If you fill out an application and you indicate: homeless, foster children/child, MFIP, or food stamp participation, you will automatically be approved.
Breakfast Meal Pattern:
Fruit or vegetable (one-half cup)
Two servings bread/bread alternate, or two ounces meat/meat alternate or one serving bread and one ounce meat
Fluid milk (one-half pint)
District 742 Schools follow the USDA Offer vs. Serve provision as part of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Offer vs. Serve is a provision that allows students to decline either one or two food items they do not intend to eat. This provision is intended to reduce food waste in school nutrition programs. Schools must offer all students all required food items.
(USDA) The United Stated Department of Agriculture determines the portions by age group to better meet the food and nutritional needs of children. These servings are designed to give children at each age level 1/3 of their daily nutritional requirement at lunch.
Yogurt: A common question we are asked is whether the yogurt contains a gelatin made with pork by-product. Upstate Farms (kosher) yogurt is the brand we serve and contains NO gelatin.
Baked Beans: Vegetarian baked beans do not contain any meat products or meat-by-products.
Smoked Turkey: Sometimes confused with ham because of the color - looks similar. Smoked turkey contains NO pork or pork-by-products.
Sun Chips: We serve Original and French Onion Sun Chips which Frito Lay has documented as pork-free.
Go-Gurt: Documented from General Mills – the gelatin is made with beef and NO pork by-products.
Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni and sausage contain pork.
Breakfast Sausage: Breakfast sausage contains pork.
To share comments or concerns about the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, please contact your elected United States Congressional Representatives. You can find out who represents you in Washington DC at www.whoismyrepresentative.com
Comments can also be sent to the United Stated Department of Agriculture:
United States Department of Agriculture Office of Research, Analysis, Communications and Strategic Support
Bruce Alexander, chief communications officer