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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.

2021-2022 MEAL PRICES

ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE FREE BREAKFAST AN LUNCH MEALS.  THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR MEALS.

 

MEAL DISTRIBUTION FOR 100% Virtual Learning Students and Children 18 years and Younger

2 week's worth of Breakfast and Lunch meals will be made available to students enrolled in King William County Public Schools as 100% Virtual Learners and children 18 years and younger. Meal Distribution will take place every 2 weeks on Wednesday, starting Wednesday, August 25th, at King William High School, from 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m..  Meals can be picked up without the child or student present.  Meal Distribution will take place at the rear of the building, near the Alternative Education (iMPACT) building, on the back dock of the kitchen. If your child/student attends school in person, 5 days a week, they are not eligible to pick up meals during meal distribution.  Students attending school in person will have access to free breakfast and free lunch meals on site.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the School Nutrition Office at 804-769-3434 ext 550 or by email at [email protected]

 

What is a Student Meal?

We participate in Offer vs. Serve at both breakfast and lunch.  That means we offer all the components that are needed, and the student can take or decline as they wish.  At breakfast, we offer four components of which the student must choose a minimum of three.  We offer a variety of bread/grain, fruit, and milk components.  Menu items may account for one or two components.  At lunch, we offer five components of which the student must choose a minimum of three, but can take up to 5, and one component MUST be a fruit or veggie.  Lunch components include:  Meat/Meat Alternative, Bread/Grain, Fruit, Vegetable, and Milk.  Once again, menu items may include more than one component: for example, a cheeseburger is both the meat/meat alternative and the grain.  To purchase a reimbursable breakfast or lunch, one of the components chosen MUST be a fruit or vegetable.

 

How Healthy is school Lunch?

The answer to this is....very healthy!!  

In 2010, the "Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act" was released that applies to the National School Breakfast (NSBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  All meals (breakfast and lunch) are based on a meal pattern.  Each meal, depending on age group, must contain a certain number of calories, fat, sodium, fruit, veggies, grains, meats/meat alternatives (alternates include items such as cheese and yogurts), and milk.  Veggies from different subgroups (Red/Orange, Dark Green, Bean/Pea, Starchy, Other) must be served in certain amounts weekly.  All juice served must be 100% fruit juice with no added sugar.  All plain milk served is 1% white and fat-free flavored (chocolate or strawberry).  All grain products are whole grain rich, which means all grains offered need to contain 51% or more whole grain.  All items served are oven baked.  We do not fry anything.

 

A La Carte Purchases

We sell a variety of a la carte items in all of our cafeterias.  All items sold follow the Smart Snack guideline laws as of 2014, which are as follows:

  • Must be a whole grain rich product.
  • <35% of total calories can come from fat and contain zero trans fat
  • <200mg of sodium per packaged item
  • Beverages: Elementary: 8fl. oz max (except bottled water) for 100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice (plain or carbonated), 100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice Diluted w/water (plain or carbonated), Middle: 12fl oz. max (except bottled water) for 100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice (plain or carbonated), 100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice Diluted w/water (plain or carbonated), High: 12fl oz. max (except bottled water) for 100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice (plain or carbonated), 100% Fruit or Vegetable Juice Diluted w/water (plain or carbonated) and Low Calorie Beverages, Flavored and/or Carbonated (≤40 calories per 8oz, or ≤60 calories per 120z.), and up to 20oz for No Calorie Beverages, flavored and/or carbonated (<5 calories per 8oz, or ≤10 calories per 20oz)

If there is money in your child's meal account, they can purchase a la carte snacks/beverages.  If you want restrictions set or no a la carte purchases, please send a note or email with your restrictions and a notation will be applied to the meal account, or you can set those restrictions on www.mypaymentsplus.com

A la carte items are not allowed to be charged to a meal account.  There must be money on the meal account to cover the cost of the item, or the student must have cash in hand. A list of our a la carte items can be viewed here:  21-22 Meal & A la Carte Price List

Students from Cool Spring Primary, going into 3rd grade at Acquinton Elementary, are in for a new a la carte purchasing experience.  At AES, a la carte items are sold EVERY day.  Parents, to keep you informed of this change, a letter is sent home at the beginning of each school year.  Again, if there is money in your child's meal account, they are permitted to purchase a la carte snack/beverages.  If you wish to set a la carte purchasing restrictions, please do so at www.mypaymentsplus.com, or send a note or email with your restrictions and a notation will be applied to the meal account.

Acquinton Elementary Letter to Parents of 3rd Graders

 

Web Menus Free Mobile Menu App

A Mobile Menu App that offers an easy way to view menus and nutrient information for products right from your smart phone! The Web Menus mobile App includes:

  • Interactive Nutritional Menus
    • Daily menus
    • Menu item nutrient information
    • Menu item description
    • Menu item photos
    • Menu item allergens
  • PDF Documents
  • Link to our Online Payment Provider (MyPaymentsPlus)
  • Link to Nutrition Services website
  • Info section "All About School Lunch"

This is just one more step we are making in an effort to continually improve the quality of the menus we offer our students and raise the bar on the standards of our school meals.  Our focus is on enhancing the diet of students with more nutritious choices here at school and by providing nutrition education that will help students form healthy habits that last a lifetime!

Key nutrition improvements that we have made include offering a variety of more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk with our meals.  We are also reducing in the levels of sodium, saturated fat and have eliminated added trans fat.  We do not supersize our meals, but instead strive to meet the nutritional needs of students within their age specific calorie requirements.

The "Web Menu" App is free, and is available for download in the App Stores.

Download the app today and get your daily menu right on your smart phone or tablet!

 

HANDS-FREE STUDENT MEAL ACCOUNT PIN ENTRY 

Students at Acquinton Elementary School and Cool Spring Primary School will be issued scannable meal ID cards, offering a hands-free option for meal account access.  Students will present their meal ID card to the cashier, who will use a scanner to scan the student barcode and display the student meal account.  Key pads will still be available for students to use to enter their meal account PIN number if needed.

 

Students at Hamilton Holmes Middle School and King William High School can also utilize the hands-free option for meal account access at the register by downloading the MyPaymentsPlus app to their cell phone.  When at the register, they will simply access the MPP app, select the option to display the scannable barcode, show the barcode to the cashier, who will use a scanner to scan the barcode and display the student meal account.  The MyPaymentsPlus app can be downloaded from the App Stores.  To set up the account, the student will use an email address and their student meal account PIN number.  Key pads will still be available for students to use to enter their meal account PIN number if needed.