General School Nutrition Program
This fall, our cafeterias are continuing to meet tough federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
School districts across the country are being required by the federal government to raise prices for students who pay full price for lunch. Right now, school nutrition programs in the National School Lunch Program receive $3.39 for each complete meal served to students eligible for a free lunch. Over the years, the federal reimbursement for free lunches has gone up in small increments. However, most school nutrition programs, like ours, have not raised the price for paid lunches at the same pace - full-price students paid $2.90 for a lunch this past school year.The federal regulations, which took effect in the 2011-12 school year, require the average paid-lunch cost in a district to rise gradually over the next several years, until the average price equals the free-meal reimbursement. This year however we were approved to hold our Lunch price with no increase. Prices ~ Lunch is $2.90 and Breakfast is $1.50"NEW" this year; there will be no charge to student's that are approved for reduced priced meals. NYS will be taking care of that quarter for Breakfast and Lunch this year.School meals remain a great value and a huge convenience for busy families!