2021-2022 School Meals
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RUSD will continue to provide all students with 1 complete Breakfast and 1 complete Lunch at no charge for the 2021-22 school year.
However, if you complete the Alternate Household Income and Sharing Information with Other Programs forms and are eligible we can apply this eligibility to waive applicable student fees.
For school menus use the Nutrislice app for your location. Please note due to supply chain challenges, daily menus are subject to change.
Pandemic EBT Benefits
Pandemic EBT is a program that provides grocery benefits to parents to replace the value of missed school meals, for school-age children. This program is administered by the Department of Health Services.
We will provide more information as updates are released by The Department of Health Services.
National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program created to offer healthy, balanced meals to students. Participating school districts will only receive a reimbursement from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the qualifying meals served. In complete meals are not reimbursable and are considered a la carte meals.
What is included in a qualifying lunch?
A qualifying lunch includes the following items. Students must have all components for a qualifying meal in order for the meal to be provided at no charge.
A qualifying lunch includes:
- Meat or Meat Alternative
- Grains / Bread
- Fat-Free or 1% Milk
Students must take 3-5 of the components or servings listed above and must include at least ½ cup fruit or vegetable to qualify as a Meal Deal.
Qualifying Meal vs. A La Carte
If your student receives a complete qualifying meal he/she will not be charged for the meal. Students who select additional items or a meal that does not contain the components necessary to qualify as a meal will be charged "a la carte" or per item.