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Smart Snacks In School
USDA Dietary Guidelines

        Enjoy free Breakfast and Lunch during the entire 2021-2022  school year!         Come eat free "healthy and happy" meals, catered by Chartwellsk12!

All eligible households are encouraged to submit the  Free/Reduced Meal Application, as this eligibility is tied to the P-EBT benefit and additional funding for our district. If you have not submitted an application for the 2021-2022 school year, click on My School Apps.  For questions concerning the meal program or help submitting the application, call 864-1337. 

The income eligibility guidelines for Reduced Price Meals are printed for you to use to see if you qualify for meal assistance.  All students will receive free breakfast and lunch this school year through USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) regardless of the status of an application.  

 For information regarding the P-EBT BENEFIT, please refer to the block on the left side of the screen P-EBT Overview and FAQ. The income eligibility guidelines for Reduced price meals  are listed also.

The number to call To check the student eligibility or make an address change is the P-EBT Hotline @1-833-316-2423.    You will need your child's student number which can be found at the Parent Portal on the district website.  If your child was enrolled in the district last year during August and September and had a qualified meal application on file, then your child may be eligible for the P-EBT benefit this year.  If benefits continue, you will need a qualified (free or reduced meal status) application on file for this school Year. 

 Balanced nutrition through the breakfast and lunch programs contribute to student success in and out of the classroom.  Studies have demonstrated that school meals play an important role in supporting obesity prevention, overall student health and academic achievement by improving children's diets and combatting hunger.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Pop-up Discovery Kitchen at Long Beach Schools offers students a chance to taste fresh, seasonal and locally grown foods this month through taste tests at each cafeteria.  The discovery kitchen is just another way LBSD School Nutrition and its food and wellness partner Chartwellsk12 are bringing nourishing food to life for the entire school community.

 

Discovery Kitchen & Seed to Table

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Important Facts about School Meals:

School meals Have no more than 30% of calories from fat and less than 10% from saturated fat per week.

⋅ School meals meet 1/3 of the RDA for protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories per week.

⋅ School meals offer a variety including pasta, salads, Southern favorites, ethnic dishes, fresh fruits and vegetables

  and many other kid-approved menu items.  You can leave the menu planning to us.

Why Eat School Meals?

Research indicates that school meals provide three times as many dairy products, twice as much fruit and seven times more vegetable amounts than lunches brought from home.  School meals were lower in fat, and provide more nutrients overall.