Food Services

Studies show that students who are well-nourished have increased problem-solving abilities, memory, verbal fluency, and creativity. The challenge is to make nutritious foods that students will actually eat. Broadalbin-Perth Food Services strive to provide a variety of daily choices that are not only nutritious but appealing to students in our schools.

Note, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees school meal programs across the country, is no longer offering school meals for free for all students. Students whose families meet federal guidelines may continue to qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the free and reduced-price school meals/milk program.

For the 2022-23 school year, prices are as follows:

  • Breakfast — $1.30
  • Lunch (K–8) — $2.75
  • Lunch (9–12) — $2.95
  • Lunch (adult) – $3.90
  • Milk — 60 cents

Paying for Meals with MySchoolBucks

Once parents register for a MySchoolBucks account, they can manage their account online, view account balances and track their student’s cafeteria purchases. Students can then use a personal identification number assigned by MySchoolBucks at cafeteria registers. The PIN can be used for all meal purchases, including regular lunches, breakfast, and a la carte items.

Free and Reduced-Price School Meals/Milk

Students may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches if their families meet federal guidelines. The Free and Reduced-Price Meals/Milk Application must be completed and submitted to your child’s school every year in order for your child to maintain his or her eligibility. The application can be completed at any time during the school year.

Food Allergies

If your child has food allergies, please contact the nurse at your child’s school. The school nurse will work with the food services department to make sure your child is served only those foods that are safe for them to eat.