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​​Lunch & Meal Info

School Meals & Nutrition Standards
Nutrition Services serves meals that meet USDA nutrient standards every school day at all sites.  At breakfast, students are offered 4 servings from 3 food groups (fruit, whole grains, LF/NF dairy), and students must take 3 servings for the meal to be considered a" complete" meal.  At lunch, students are offered foods from 5 different food groups, (fruit, vegetables, whole grains, LF/NF dairy & protein).  They must take 3 of the 5 servings, and 1 of the servings must include at least a ½ cup of fruit or vegetables for the meal to be "complete".

Menu
Breakfast, Lunch for the current month and A la Carte menus are posted on the Nutrition Services Website​ at: 

Meal Prices
Meal prices for the 2015-16 school year are:

Breakfast                      ​ $1.40    full price             Free (for students eligible for Free & Red. Meal Benefits)
Lunch                            $3.00    full price             $0.00         
Adult Breakfast:             $2.00    Adult Lunch:      $4.45

 
Free & Reduced Price Meal Benefits
If a family is experiencing financial need, then parents may complete one application for meal benefits for all students in their family.  Meal benefits on-line application and instructions are available online.  Paper copies will also be available in the school office, cafeteria, or from the Nutrition Services Meal Benefits office.  The application process and each student's meal benefit status are completely confidential.

Families may apply for meal benefits at any time throughout the school year, even up to the last day of school.  However, a new application is required for each school year.   For more information please call:  Nutrition Services Meal Benefits Office 503-259-8427 or ELL Welcome Center 503-672-3715.

Student Meal Accounts & Making Meal Payments

Each student is assigned their own individual meal account which they can access using a Personal Identification Number, (PIN).  The meal account is a debit account, so students eligible for full and reduced price meals must deposit money into their account before they can purchase meals.  Parents may deposit money into their student's account by any of the following methods:

Sending cash, or a check made out to the school café.  When making a payment, please indicate your student's first and last name along with her PIN, on the memo line of the check.  It's best to deliver the payments directly to Nutrition Services staff in the cafeteria so that the payments can be applied before the next meal.  Some schools have payment drop boxes or baskets in the main office that you may also use for deposits, however, it's possible the payments may not be applied in time for use at the next meal service.

Making payments either online or by a toll free number. Parents can register and log onto www.mypaymentsplus.com/   or call 1-800-816-6425 to deposit funds with a nominal fee. They can also monitor account balances and set-up low-balance emails at no charge on-line or via the toll free number.   More information about registering for a free mypaymentsplus account is available on the Nutrition Services website or by calling 877-237-0946.

In emergencies, students can charge a meal, but are limited to charging up to the cost of 3 lunches.  When account balances get low, or each time a student charges, s/he will receive a verbal reminder that the account balance is getting low and/or is negative.  Each time a charge is made, an automated voice mail message will be sent from the district to the parents/guardian, informing them of the amount that is owed.  (Please note that it is parent/guardians' responsibility to ensure the school has a current phone number on file.)  At some schools, students may also receive a hand stamp, or a note as a reminder.  After 3 charges, the cashier will give students an "emergency meal" of a fruits & vegetables & a carton of milk, in lieu of the complete meal.    Please see the information above regarding easy ways to track your student's meal balance

Whenever your student graduates to the next level or transfers to another school within BSD, his/her account balance will transfer too.

A la Carte Menu & Prices
Individual meal components, (e.g. cartons of milk) and other foods are sold separately from the complete meal.  Each of these "a la carte" foods  meet the Oregon School Nutrition Standards Act

Prices for foods sold separately from the complete meal are available on the Nutrition Services Website listed above under the "Menu" section.  Students may purchase these items only if money has been deposited into their meal account, (see information above on how to make deposits). 

Individual meal components, (e.g. cartons of milk) and other foods are sold separately from the complete meal.  Each of these "a la carte" foods  meet the Oregon School Nutrition Standards Act

Prices for foods sold separately from the complete meal are available on the Nutrition Services Website listed above under the "Menu" section.  Students may purchase these items only if money has been deposited into their meal account, (see information above on how to make deposits).