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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 great nutrition that fuels successful learning. 

What Is A Reimbursable Meal?

 

A reimbursable meal is mandated by USDA and every school participating in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program must offer certain components to students every day.  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.
 

Breakfast

PreK – 12th Grade

Fruit - 1 cup

Grains - 1 oz

Milk - 1 cup

 

Lunch

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.  If the plate does not contain these items, the student will be charged ala carte pricing.

 

**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.
 
 

August 12th - Sept 4th from 9 A.M - 11 A.M Monday - Friday

 

We will be providing breakfast and lunch via drive thru feeding at:  

 

APE, APS, IVE, IVS

 

**IVI students / parents can pick up meals at IVE**

 

Per USDA and TDA rules we will only be able to provide meals at these sites for students enrolled at a particular site.  We will no longer be able to feed students from outside the district or those that are not enrolled at the specific site.

 

Parents will need a student i.d, school schedule or letter from the school with the student names on them to get the meals.