Food and Nutrition - Power Up
The Food and Nutrition Services Department is committed to providing our students with well-balanced nutritious meals to support student achievement. Our focus is to aid student learning by educating and serving meals that reinforce lifelong healthy lifestyles. We encourage our students to POWER-UP with school breakfast, at no charge for all students, and school lunch which provides students the energy they need to learn and grow.
Our Food and Nutrition Services Cafeteria offers a variety and well-balanced nutritious meals at a low cost. School lunches provide an assortment of foods including daily entree salads and fresh fruit. School meals are healthy, meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. By choosing lunch at school, students learn to make healthy choices, reinforcing nutrition education taught in the classroom. Delicious breakfasts are served daily in all Broward County Public schools.
The Most Important Meal of the Day
Breakfast is served from 7:15 am until 7:45 am. Students who are walkers or car riders must be in the cafeteria before 7:45 am, if they are eating breakfast.
Only students arriving before 7:30 am may enter the cafeteria on the north side of the cafeteria (Dykes Rd) side. Parents will no longer be able to eat breakfast with students.
Ice Cream money may only come from the students lunch account. Please make sure that your child has money in his/her lunch account for ice-cream and any alacarte items purchased. No cash or checks are accepted.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Schools
Students who attend a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for breakfast and lunch at no charge. Parents do not need to complete an application to qualify for meals.
Non-Community Eligibility Provision (Non-CEP) Schools
Students who attend a Non-Community Eligibility Provision (Non-CEP) School must complete a Meal Benefits application for the 2022-2023 school year at MySchoolApps. Students will receive lunch meals at the determined eligibility. Universal Free Breakfast is still offered at no charge to the students at the Non-CEP Schools.
You May Qualify for Additional Programs
Discounts on Before and After School Care Programs, fee waivers for SAT/ACT/PSAT exams, waivers for college application fees, discounts on internet services and other benefits.
To save you time and effort, the information you provide on your Multi-Child Meal Benefits Application, Eligibility Status, may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify. For additional information, follow the link Meal Benefits Disclosure Form for more information.
The online application is an easy and convenient way for parents and guardians to submit online Multi-Child Meal Benefit Applications. There is no fee for using the website as the service is provided free of charge by your district. The online multi-child application is located at Myschoolapps.com website. If you have already applied online for a Multi-Child Meal Benefit Application, contact the Meal Benefits office at 754-321-0250 for application status.
Students are expected to pay for their meal at the time of service. Broward County Public Schools encourages families to complete a meal benefits application to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price meals. All students must pay the full price for lunch unless designated through the Meal Benefits office to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
Myschoolbucks.com is an online payment portal especially designed to allow parents to make quick and easy online payments to their children's school accounts. The system allows parents to manage their children's lunch accounts, including viewing food selection. A nominal fee of $2.49 is charged per credit/debit transaction.
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