You can add money to your child’s school lunch account via the internet using School PaymentSolutions.com. The site accepts credit cards as payment for school lunches and a la carte items. Getting started is easy. Go to MySchoolBucks and create an account. The following information will be needed to add a child to your account.
According to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, at lunch, schools must offer students all five required food components in at least the minimum required amounts. The components at lunch are: milk, fruits, vegetables, a protein, and a grain/bread. A student must take at least three ½ cup fruit or vegetable plus 2-4 additional meal components. Keep in mind a main entrée may contain more than one meal component and is often a combination of a protein and a grain/bread component.
Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits can help ensure children have access to healthy, nutritious meals during the school day. These benefits are available to any families that meet the income and household size guidelines for the program. Please visit www.lpsnutrition.com or call 303.347.3360 for more information.