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All requests for special nutritional needs must be submitted annually to School Nurse on the Eating and Feeding Evaluation Form with a signature from a physician or recognized medical authority.  Forms must be submitted at the beginning of each school year or whenever there is a diet  change. A current Eating and Feeding Evaluation form is now available by clicking here or may be obtained from the school nurse. Incomplete forms cannot be processed and will be returned to the parent/guardian for completion. Upon receipt of each completed form, Student Nutrition Services will modify menus and instruct cafeteria managers in regards to each special diet. A registered dietitian on staff manages all special nutritional needs. Parents are encouraged to review with their child appropriate food choices from the menu. 


For a listing of safe snacks that are free of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs, you may find more information at – www.snacksafely.com



Meal Prices

Breakfast - $1.40
 
Elementary Lunch - $2.00 Daily / $10.00 a week
Secondary Lunch -- $2.25 Daily / $11.25 a week
Reduced Price Breakfast -- $0.30
Reduced Price Lunch -- $0.40
Adult Breakfast -- $2.10
Adult Lunch -- $3.55
   

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A La Carte Prices

Item Student Price Adult Price
Lunch Entrees $2.25 $2.50
Fruit:  Canned or Fresh $0.50 $0.50
Vegetable:  One Serving, Canned or Fresh $0.50 $0.50
Baked Potato:  Butter Only $1.00 $1.00
French Fries $0.75 $0.75
Macaroni & Cheese:  One Cup $1.00 $1.25
Rolls or Biscuits $0.50 $0.50
Desserts $0.50 $0.50
Yogurt $0.50 $0.50
Milk $0.60 $0.60
Cup of Ice $0.10 $0.10

Salad Dressing:  1.5 oz.

$0.25 $0.25

Bottled Water:  8 oz. and 12 oz.

$0.50 $0.50
Baked Chips $0.50 $0.50

Cookie (Each)

$0.50 $0.50
Breakfast Entrée $1.30 $1.30

Toast  (2 Pieces) with Jelly

$0.50 $0.50
Biscuit (1) with Jelly $0.50 $0.50
Cereal Only $0.50 $0.50

Juice

$0.50 $0.50
Tea $0.60 $0.60
     

Click here to download the A la Carte Price List

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Charged Meals Policy

Procedures for handling charged meals in elementary and secondary schools are developed for the purpose of dealing with this situation on a consistent basis so the student “customer” will not be embarrassed or humiliated.

“Charged meals” are defined as meals which cannot be properly accounted for because the student has no money.
  • Students may charge up to $10.00 in meals.
  • Notification through Parent Link will be used to notify parents of accounts balances with less than $10.00 weekly.
  • Any child on paid or reduced status with a negative $10.00 balance will be served an alternate meal until the balance is paid in full unless arrangements have been made with the food service director and/or food service manager to make installment payments.
  • Students on free meal status with a negative balance always receive a regular meal.
  • All students with a negative balance can not buy any thing extra (a la carte items).
  • Adults may not charge meals.
 

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LunchBox Online - Online Prepayment Information

The School District of Pickens County has partnered with LunchBox, our Student Nutrition Services software program, so that families can have direct access to their children’s cafeteria accounts.

All schools are now open and have access to online payment options! You will find directions about LunchBox online payment options on their websites.

By logging in through our website and setting up a LunchBox account, you can see what and when your children have been eating, see what their current balances are, establish a reoccurring payment, set spending limits and make notes for the cafeteria manager.  Payment history for the year is available with the click of the mouse.

The program also offers families the convenience of depositing funds into a child's LunchBox account.  This option is possible because of a third party service provider called MySchoolBucks.  It is similar to other online banking services and charges nominal fees for processing your deposits.  The service also lets you charge meal payments to your credit card. 

Lunchbox Online will help eliminate last minute check writing hassles, improve efficiency, and help cut costs for both you and the school district.  Online payments will help eliminate the worry that your children could lose or forget the money intended for meals or that it might be spent on other non-school related items.

How do you use LunchBox Online?

To use the LunchBox Online feature, you must create an online account with MySchoolBucks.  Families set up and maintain their own logins, passwords, and payment preferences. Account information is retained in a password-protected file.   You’ll need an Internet connection with Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, a valid e-mail address and your student’s date of birth.

Link to MySchoolBucks Online and follow the instructions for setting up your account.

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National School Lunch Program 

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. 
Nutritional Requirements
School lunches must meet the applicable recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories. School lunches must meet federal requirements, but decisions about specific foods to serve and their preparation are made locally.
   
For more information on the NSLP click here  

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