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JCPS school menus are available online and on your phone via the free Nutrislice app.

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Search for School Lunch by Nutrislice in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

What makes a breakfast?

Schools offer the following components:

  • Fruit and fruit juice (1 cup)
    Muffin, sliced apples and grapes on a plate
  • 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
  • Breakfast pizza and milk
  • Banana, juice, and a piece of toast

What makes a lunch?

A school lunch includes five food components:

Lunch tray with fork, milk, carrots, broccoli, and bread.
  • Meat/Meat alternative
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Grains
  • Milk

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.