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Meal Programs

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


Breakfast

Lunch

Free breakfast is offered every school day. There are several breakfast styles that City Schools offer
to assure that each and every student has an opportunity to have breakfast every morning. Traditional,
Grab and Go, and Classroom Breakfast. To see what alternative breakfast styles that are offered at your school of choice please contact school's cafeteria manager. 

Lunch

Lunch consists of five menu components. In schools that offer vs. serve, a child may choose to decline two of these five, but are required to take a fresh fruit .The five menu components always include: meat or meat alternate, fruits, vegetables, grains or bread, and choice of 1% milk or skim milk in flavored or unflavored. Please review the menus below for daily lunch options.

After- School Snack

Providing after-school snack to students is one way that we encourage students to take part in after-school programs. Snack is free for students participating in supervised after-school activities.
 

The Fresh fruit and Vegetable Program provides children in elementary school a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to provide healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience and increase consumption to impact children’s health.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions please contact Cynthia Shea at CAShea@bcps.k12.md.us

Information for Staff 

Nutrition Services works with schools to ensure healthy meals and snacks are always available to students during the school day. All meal options meet or exceed the strict state and USDA nutritional guidelines.
To request special meal accommodations return Diet Prescription Form or required information to the school’s nurse. The school’s nurse will accept documentation and relay information to the school’s cafeteria manager. Learn more about our districts Wellness Policy and Nutrition Standards and Meal Time Regulations.
 

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