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.
Free breakfast and lunch for all students during 2020-21 school year
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees school meal programs across the country, is making school meals available for all public school students for FREE through the end of 2020-21 school year. At B-P, breakfast and lunch are available for in-person and remote learners. If your child is enrolled in a hybrid or remote learning model, you can click here to sign up to pick up school meals or have them delivered. Questions? Contact Marco Zumbolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless the USDA extends the free school meals program, regular prices will go back into effect for the 2021-22 school year:
- 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 pay for school meals 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.
- Free and Reduced-Price School Meals/Milk Application (2020-21)
- Free and Reduced-Price School Meal/Milk Information (2020-21)
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.