• What is a complete meal?

    Students must select a "complete meal" (also referred to as a full or reimbursable meal) to: 

    • Pay the posted meal price
    • Receive meal benefit pricing (for students receiving free and reduced meal benefits)

    The complete meal components are the same as the USDA MyPlate meal components. 

     


  • What makes a complete lunch? 

    The 5 lunch meal components are listed below:

    1. Fruit 
    2. Vegetable 
    3. Protein 
    4. Grain 
    5. Milk (8 oz. milk or 10 oz. water) 

     

    A complete lunch meal must include at least 3 different choices of the 5 meal components. Students can pick up to 5 components for the same full meal price. Of the 3 components chosen, one must be a fruit or a vegatable

    The 5 meal components are the same as the USDA MyPlate meal components. 

    Note: cheese is in the PROTEIN group according to the USDA. 

     

     

  • What makes a complete breakfast?

    The 4 breakfast meal components are listed below: 

    1. Fruit 
    2. Fruit Juice 
    3. Grain
    4. Milk 

    Students must choose 3 of the 4 components offered.  One must be a fruit or fruit juice

    The USDA MyPlate nutrition guide for Americans, which includes fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy.

     


  • Complete Meals are available for the following menus and are eligible for meal benefits. 

    • Elementary Schools 
      • Lunch Menu 
      • Extra Value Lunch Menu (not available at all schools) 
      • Breakfast Menu
    • Middle Schools 
      • Lunch Classics Menu 
      • Salad Menu 
      • LTMS Knight Special 
      • HBMS Buc Special 
      • The following menus/items are priced individually and not eligible for meal benefits. 
        • Fast Fuel Menu 
        • Chick-fil-a sandwiches 
        • Snacks and other beverages
    • High School 
      • Southwestern Menu 
      • American Menu
        • Snacks and other beverages are sold separately
      • Entree salads (available on all lines)
      • The following menus/items are priced individually and are not eligible for meal benefits. 
        • Bistro Menu
        • Papa Murphy's 
        • Chick-fil-a
        • Snacks and other beverages