Food & Nutrition Services
Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services at RSU 23. Here we strive to serve all of our district’s students with healthy, filling, and tasty breakfasts and lunches every day. In compliance with nutrition standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture, our meals all contain a variety of items, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and Oakhurst milk.
Payments for breakfast and lunch can be paid at your child’s cafeteria with cash or a check. Payments may also be made on www.myschoolbucks.com. (Please note there is a $2.49 charge for each transaction made on MySchoolBucks).
$1.30 Kindergarten through 8th Graders
$1.50 for High Schoolers
As you may have heard, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is especially true for students who need the nutrients from breakfast to focus and excel in school each day. Students may choose from whole grains, fruits, 100% juices, and milks every day at breakfast. Vitamins and minerals found in fruits are extremely important to growth and overall health, so each breakfast must contain a fruit or 100% fruit juice.
Pre-K-2nd Grade: $2.75
3rd -5th Grade: $2.80
6th -12th Grade: $2.95
Reduced Price Lunch: $0.40
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but lunch is a favorite time of day for many students! It’s also important for keeping minds and bodies fueled for the remainder of the school day. Each day at lunch, entrées including whole grains and proteins are served, as well as fruits, vegetables, and milks. Each day, OOBHS and Loranger offer a salad bar.
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If your child has an allergy or intolerance to food served in our cafeterias and an alternate lunch is required, this form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to our Food and Nutrition Services Director, Caroline Trinder at Old Orchard Beach High School. Please note that the only substitutes allowed by the USDA for milk are Lactaid and Soy Milk and must be specified by your child’s doctor. Any other milk substitute will need to be provided by the parent or guardian.
Food and Nutrition Services will never allow your child to go without a meal during the school day. However, we sincerely request your assistance in making sure your child has sufficient money in their meal account to cover the cost of meals. If your child does have to charge meals due to insufficient funds in their account, phone calls and letters from the Food and Nutrition Services Manager will be made in attempt to reach you and notify you of the charges. As a reminder, Free and Reduced Price Meal benefits are available for families who apply and qualify for such benefits.
Free and Reduced Application
Free and Reduced Applications are privately processed to determine if your family is eligible for meal benefits. If your student does qualify for Free or Reduced meals, a letter explaining your child’s eligibility will be sent to your home (please note: letters are not allowed to be sent electronically). Free and Reduced Meal status information is completely confidential and in no way will your child be singled out if they are receiving benefits. Students on Free and Reduced meal benefits receive their meals in the exact same manner as any other child. Please note: If your child does receive Free or Reduced meal benefits, please save a copy of your letter stating your child’s eligibility. This letter may be used to waive SAT fees and college application fees. For 6th -12th grade students, it may also be used to lessen your Device Responsibility Payment.
We are pleased to share that we were awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant this school year at Jameson Elementary School and Loranger Memorial School. Starting October 1, students at both schools will receive a fresh fruit or vegetable Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of the school year. Fruits and vegetables will be a mix of both local produce as well as some very unique items that may be new to many students.