Why Should My Children Eat Meals At School?
At a young age children learn notional habits that pave the way to their health throughout their lives. School meals are a great way to get you child started on the road to good nutrition. School lunches contain a variety of food and offer students exposure to new foods. The link between good nutrition and good education is clearly demonstrated by higher test scores, better attendance and fewer behavior problems in school. So, why not let your child give our program a try?
Are Meals At School A Bargain?
Yes, with careful menu planning and governmental assistance your child is able to get a balanced meal at a reasonable price. You probably can't go out to eat breakfast for $1.25 or lunch for $1.60 elementary, $2.00 secondary but your child can. It's as close as the school cafeteria. No, not the old cafeteria that you remember from when you were in school. The new cafeteria. Your child's cafeteria. The one operating under federal school nutrition guidelines. The one offering more choices than ever. Alamosa Schools cafeteria.
How Do I Pay For My Child's Meals?
Each student has a computerized account number to enable parents to pay by the day, week, month, or year. Simply bring money to school and we will deposit it on your child's account. Each meal will then be automatically deducted from your child's account. No charging is allowed in our schools, so we ask you to please check in with the cafeteria personnel occasionally to see if your child needs funds on his/her account. We will also attempt to contact you if your child has a low balance.
How Do We Apply For Your Free and Reduced Meal Program?
Free and reduced price lunches are available to students
whose families qualify. Applications are available at your child's school. You
will be required to pay full price for all meals until your application is
received and processed. What if My Family Received Free Or Reduced
How Do I Know If My Family Qualifies For Free Or Reduced Meal Benefits?
Eligibility is based on state regulated guidelines for
income and family size. There is additional information with regards to
eligibility and other FAQ's to our free and reduced meal program available at
registration or through your child's cafeteria. For additional information,
please pick up a packet at registration, contact your child's cafeteria, or
call our office. Please remember that a new application must be submitted every
school year. All application information is kept confidential.
What do meals cost?
- Student -- $1.25
- Student Reduced -- $0.30
- Adult -- $2.25
- Elementary Student -- $1.60
- Secondary Student -- $2.00
- Reduced Student --$0.40
- Adult -- $3.00