Offer vs. Serve is a provision designed to decrease food waste and give students greater flexibility in choosing what to eat for their school breakfast and lunch.
GENERAL OVS REGULATIONS:
*Four food items (individually or combined) are offered at breakfast. Students must choose a minimum of three food items; with one of those items being a fruit/vegetable serving.
*Five food items (individually or combined) are offered at lunch. Students must choose a minimum of three items; with one of those items being a fruit/vegetable serving.
The breakfast and lunch program regulations include fluid milk as a component in both meals. Choices of skim, 1% and chocolate skim milk are offered with those meals. As stated previously, if your child has a lactose intolerance, please submit a request to provide the alternative lactose-free milk.
Students may take smaller portions of the declined food item(s), so they can try it. The meal is priced as a unit (lunch or breakfast) whether the student takes 3, 4 or 5 food items, or smaller portions of the declined items. The most nutritional benefit is when the entire meal is chosen and eaten.