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 receive reimbursement and donated food items from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for every qualifying meal served. Eligible families may qualify for a free or reduced meal rate.
What is included in a qualifying lunch?
Arbor Management’s “Meal Deal” is a complete meal offered to all students. The Meal Deal qualifies as a reimbursable meal.
A Meal Deal 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.
Meal Deal vs. A La Carte
If your student purchases a "Meal Deal," he/she will only be charged the meal price set by the District. Students who select additional items or a meal that does not qualify as a Meal Deal will be charged "a la carte" or per item.