• Breakfast Nutrition Requirements

    To meet the requirements of the National School Breakfast Program, a school must offer a specified serving size of each of the following three food components:

    • Grains/Bread - 2 servings

    • Fruit - 2 servings (a fruit and juice)

    • Milk

    A student must take at least three items for breakfast to be counted under the National School Breakfast Program. One item must be a serving of fruit or juice.

    Students (whether paid, reduced, or free) taking fewer than three items must be charged a la carte prices, as those items would not meet the requirements under the program.

    Lunch Nutrition Requirements

    To meet the requirements of the National School Lunch Program, a school must offer a specified serving size of each of the following five food components:

    • Meat/Meat Alternative

    • Grains/Bread

    • Vegetable

    • Fruit

    • Milk

    A student must take at least three of the five required food components and one of them must be a fruit or a vegetable for the lunch to be counted under the National School Lunch Program.

    Students (whether paid, reduced, or free) taking fewer than three components must be charged a la carte prices, as those items would not meet the requirements under the program.