WELCOME TO THE SPRING-FORD FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT!
Each lunch includes a minimum of the following:
Elementary Level: 2 oz protein, 3/4 cup vegetable, 1/2 cup fruit, servings of grain/bread, & 8 oz milk.
Secondary Level: 2 oz protein, 1 cup vegetable, 1 cup fruit, servings of grain/bread, & 8 oz milk.
Offer Vs. Serve: Students are offered all five menu components (protein, vegetable, fruit, grain/bread, milk) daily for lunch. Of the five items offered, each student must select three items. Due to USDA regulations effective July 1, 2012 all students in grades 1-12 must select a fruit or vegetable in addition to or as one of the three items.USDA has implemented these changes to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables. If students do not choose a fruit or vegetable to complete their lunch, they will be charged a la carte pricing.
For example, instead of $2.95 for a complete Elementary lunch, if the student only wanted the entree and a water, then they would be charged the Elementary Entree a la carte price of $2.80, and the Elementary a la carte price of .50 for a small bottled water, for a total of $3.30. The full meal is a better value and is priced as such to encourage it. The price list for a la carte pricing can be found in the "Snack Prices" section.
- Extra Entrée: Extra entrees may be purchased for $2.80 at the Elementary Level (grades 1-4) and $3 at the Upper Levels (grades 5-12).
- Beverages: Milk is included with all full lunches. Milk choices are: 1% White Milk, Skim White Milk, skim chocolate Milk, & Skim Strawberry Milk.
- Snack Permission - If the parent does NOT want the student to use their POS account for snacks, they need to complete a "Snack Limitation Form" located under the "Important Forms" section on the right hand side of this web page. This form needs to be filled out on a yearly basis.
Studies have suggested a strong link between child nutrition and learning in school. This supports the importance of the availability of school meal programs in improving the educational performance of our children. Spring-Ford offers healthy meals every school day. Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level, children from families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and children in families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are eligible for free lunches. Children in families whose income is between 130% and 185% of the poverty level are eligible for reduced price lunches.