South Lake Food Service Mission
To enhance and support the academic success and wellness goals of the district by providing balanced, high quality meals to our students in a safe and friendly atmosphere by well-trained staff.
Healthy Changes in our School Cafeterias!
South Lake is meeting tough federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits for saturated fat and portion size.
School lunches meet additional standards requiring:
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits: Students must take at least one serving (1/2 cup) of fruits or vegetables with their school lunch at all grade levels.
- A wider variety of vegetables (including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes)
- Fat-free or 1% milk will be offered, with flavored milk only available fat-free.
- More whole grains: 50% of bread items offered in school cafeteria will now be whole grain.
- Reduction of sodium in school meals will be gradual with the end goal of 740 mg of sodium per meal on average.
The end result of these nutrition standards is healthier meals for our kids. Well-nourished kids do better in school!
To find out more about healthy school meals visit The School Nutrition Association at schoolnutrition.org and traytalk.org.
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. Lunches cost $2.55 for elementary, $2.95 for Middle and $3.10 for High School.
For more information about health meals at South Lake Schools please see the following links!
- Healthy Snacks in South Lake
- Breakfast Program at South Lake Schools
- South Lake Schools’ Wellness Policy
- South Lake Schools’ Non-Discrimination Policy
Send Money to School
Parents can now add money to their child’s lunch account by using sendmoneytoschool.com. This is an easy, convenient, and secure method to send money to school. Please note that a small service fee applies.
Application for Free and Reduced Lunch
Now you can apply for Free or Reduced Lunch online! LunchApp.com is easy, fast, and completely secure. Please visit the link below and complete your application today!
Please see the following letter to parents about the free or reduced lunch services offered in South Lake Schools.
Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Right program complaint of discrimination, complete the UDSA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, or any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7422 or email at Program.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
Individuals or Families that need information on the Summer Feeding programs in our area, can dial 211 to get an automated voice message or text “food” to 877877.