Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the breakfast program for free students only?
- Why can't students and adults have seconds?
- What does "offer vs. serve" mean?
- If I take fewer than five items, will I be able to pay less for my meal?
- Why is the adult charge higher than the student charge?
- Why do school lunches seem so high in starch?
- Why must milk be served with school lunch?
- Why are bread and potatoes served in the same meal?
- Is honey better for you than sugar?
- What is the Child Nutrition Department doing to decrease fat and sugar in school menus?
- Why isn't there a statewide (or nationwide) charge set for all paying students?
- Are whole grain breads more nutritious than white bread?
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.