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Cafeteria Information

  • Food and Nutrition Services offer variety and well-balanced nutritious meals at a low cost. School lunches provide an assortment of foods including daily meal 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.

    Payments

    In accordance with year-end procedures, and to ensure that all checks received by the District have adequate time to be processed by the bank prior to the end of the 2018-19 school year, checks will not be accepted as payment for meal services after Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Effective Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Food and Nutrition Services cannot accept checks as payment for student meals for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year.  Online Payment website.

    National Honor

    Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Food and Nutrition Services Department is earning a national honor for its efforts to get students excited about eating healthy. Please click here to read the complete story.

    Breakfast is FREE at Cypress Elementary School

    Encourage your children to perform as well as they can by eating breakfast.Children who eat breakfast every day tend to perform better in both academic and extracurricular activities.

    Food and Nutrition Services offer variety and well-balanced nutritious meals at a low cost. School lunches provide an assortment of foods including daily meal 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.

     

    Charge Policy - Replacement – Food and Nutrition Services Meals

    Universal Breakfast is available at all Broward County Public Schools and reimbursed to the District at the student’s eligibility.

    Elementary students sometimes forget their lunch money or lose it. As a courtesy to these young students, Food and Nutrition Services allows a child to charge one lunch. After that, the child is given a replacement meal. An alternate meal plan is to be developed under the PTA/PTO and Food and Nutrition Services manager. Charging is at the discretion of Middle School Administration. No charging is allowed in high schools. Each school site is responsible for relaying this information to the parents.

    The Food and Nutrition Services Manager, Principal and PTA/PTO are to formulate a plan for students who have an outstanding charge and have no money. Typically the replacement meal consists of a cheese or jelly sandwich and a cup of fruit or milk. The replacement – FNS meal is to be purchased with PTA/PTO or school funds. Some parent group, PTA/PTO, may set up a fund to provide full reimbursable meals for students instead of Replacement – FNS Meals. The Principal is notified of any student who receives a Replacement–FNS Meal for three consecutive days; according to USDA regulation.

    Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications

    Parents are to complete a free and reduced price meal application on line at www.myschoolapps.com. Parents may contact the Food and Nutrition Services District Office Meal Benefits at 754-321-0250 for additional assistance with meal applications.

    Parents must complete a new free and reduced price meal family application each year. Children may be fed according to the previous year’s eligibility for the first 30 days of school while the new application is being processed. If a parent has not submitted a new application by September 28, 2018, the child reverts to full pay status.

     

    Returned Checks

    A service fee of $25.00 will be charged for returned checks. Cash must be collected for the returned check plus service fees. Check writing privileges are terminated after one (1) returned check.

    Wellness

    Please click here if interested viewing a few helpful Health & Wellness sites.

    Please click here to view the Eat Smart flyer.