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".
8:05 am–8:25 am
Lunch & Lunch Recess:
10:50- 11:10 11:10-11:30
1st 11:15- 11:35 11:35-11:55
2nd 11:40- 12:00 12:00-12:20
3rd 12:00- 12:20 12:20-12:40
-12:40 12:40 - 1:00
5th 12:40 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:20
Breakfast, Lunch for the current month and A la Carte menus are posted on the Nutrition Services Website at: http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/home/departments/nutrition-services/school-meals/Meal Prices
The prices for the 2015/16 school year are:
*Breakfast $1.45 full price
*Lunch $3.05 full price
*Adult Breakfast $2.10
*Adult Lunch $2.45
*Extra Milk $.50
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 at http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/home/departments/nutrition-services/national-lunch-program/ . 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:
1. 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 his/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.
2. Making payments online
Beaverton School District
Nutrition Services Dept. has transfered to a new provider
for parent on-line meal payments called "School Cafe".
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.
Health department regulations stipulate that students should wash their hands before eating and are not allowed to share any portion of their meals. Students are expected to clean up after themselves, return trays to the proper location, recycle appropriate items, and dispose of garbage in the waste.