School Nutrition Services
Universal Free Breakfast

Breakfast is offered daily in all schools before the start of the school day at NO CHARGE to students.  All students are allowed one breakfast each school day during breakfast serving times.

A student breakfast consists of:

  • Milk - 8 oz.
  • Fruit - 1/2 cup
  • Fruit Juice - 4 oz.
  • Grain - 1 serving
  • 2nd Grain or Meat/Meat Alternate - 1 serving

Students may select three, four or five items--one of which must be at least 1/2 cup of fruit or 4 oz. of fruit juice.  (Cannot take 2 fruit juices)

  • Example 1: Cereal, milk, apple (3 items)
  • Example 2: Sausage biscuit, juice, pineapple (4 items)
  • Example 3: Milk, juice, apple (3 items)
  • Example 4: Cereal bar, cheese stick, juice, banana, milk (5 items)
  • Example 5: Banana, applesauce, milk (3 items)




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