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Food Services- Child Nutrition


Our wonderful food service department has made it their mission to provide nutritional and tasty meals that students, faculty, and staff are able to enjoy. We believe that good nutrition is an important and vital part of a child’s development and is a crucial factor to his/her success in the classroom and school day.

Breakfast and Lunchtime is a great opportunity for students to rejuvenate their minds and bodies in addition to socializing with their peers. If you are packing your child’s lunch, we urge you to pack fun, healthy, well-balanced choices for your children.

Our Commitment
Our Commitment is to provide A Plus Charter students with great nutrition that fuels successful learning. 


A reimbursable meal is mandated by USDA, and every school participating in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program must offer students certain components daily.  As long as the school participates in Offer vs. Serve, students do not have to take every component offered.  Below are the component requirements set by USDA based on meal and grade.



PreK – 12th Grade

Fruit - 1 cup

Grains - 1 oz

Milk - 1 cup



PreK - 8th Grade

Fruit - 1/2 cup

Vegetables - 3/4 cup

Meat/Meat Alternate - 1oz

Milk - 1 cup


9th - 12 Grade

Fruit - 1 cup

Vegetables - 1 cup

Grains - 2 oz

Meat/Meat Alternate - 2 oz

Milk - 1 cup

*For lunch, each plate must have at least 3 components and 1 component must be a fruit or vegetable to be counted as reimbursable.  The student will be charged ala carte pricing if the plate does not contain these items.

**For breakfast, each plate must have at least 3 items and 1 item must be a fruit.  4 items must be offered to students each breakfast.

What Does Offer Vs. Serve Mean?

  • A school that is 'serve only', gives every component (fruit, vegetables, grains, meat, and milk) to every student purchasing a reimbursable meal.
  • A school that practices 'Offer Vs. Serve' offers every component to students as part of a reimbursable meal, but students are allowed to reject up to 2 components and still have a reimbursable meal.  For a reimbursable meal, a student must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable and 2 other components.

Why participate in Offer Vs. Serve?

  • The purpose of offer vs. serve is to reduce plate waste and allow students a choice in what they wish to have for breakfast and lunch.  However, the student may take every component offered.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2)    fax:          (202) 690-7442; or

(3)    email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish) 

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)  correo:        U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)  fax:             (202) 690-7442; o

(3)  correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.




Please contact our department if you have Food service-related questions or concerns.


Michael Creasey, SNS | Child Nutrition Director

(214) 275-1462




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