JCPS school menus are available online and on your phone via the free Nutrislice app.
What makes a breakfast?
Schools offer the following components:
- Fruit and fruit juice (1 cup)
- Grain (2 oz.)—Protein may be added.
- Milk (8 oz.)
A student must select at least one fruit or fruit juice and two additional items (or an entrée that may be equivalent to two items, such as a sausage biscuit).
Examples of a breakfast that qualifies as a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal include the following:
- Sausage pancake and sliced apples
- Milk, juice, and cereal
- Banana, juice, and a piece of toast
- Scrambled eggs, banana, and milk
What makes a lunch?
A school lunch includes five food components:
- Meat/Meat alternative
A student must choose at least three of the five components for a reimbursable meal. One of the choices must be a fruit or vegetable. Students may take all five components if they like.