At lunch, each customer is entitled to take all 5 food groups.

Pre-K K-8 & Adults 9-12

Entree (includes Meat/ Meat Alternate & Grain)

1 entree 1 entree 1 entree
Fruit 1 serving 1 serving 2 servings
Vegetables 1 serving 2 servings 2 servings
Milk 1 carton 1 carton 1 carton


Select 3 of 5 Food Group

What is the minimum a customer must take to make a meal?

Under the Offer vs. Serve Board Policy, K-12 students must choose 1 serving of a fruit or vegetable AND 2 other full food groups in order for it to be priced as a meal. If the student wishes to take less than the requirement or take more than allotted, the student will be required to pay a la carte prices.

Adults and pre-K students must take 3 full food groups in order for it to be priced as a meal, but adults are not required to take a serving of fruit or vegetable. Pre-K students will be served all 5 food groups.

Why do high school students receive more food, but pay the same price?

Meal prices are determined to cover the cost of a K-8 meal. Students in grades 9-12 are allowed to take more than students in K-8 because they need more calories than younger students or adults. 9-12 students pay the same price as a K-8 meal in order to make school lunches affordable for their families. The cost of the extra food is covered by the fact that most high school students do not take all the food they are able to take; however, they should know that it is available to them if they want it.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.