Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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Parents need to know where their students’ lunch money is going and how your child can get the most out of your lunch dollars. Whether you pay full price, reduced, or receive free lunch this will tell you how to get the most out of your lunch!
 
When it comes to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) there are specific regulations that the District must follow. In order to be a complete meal in the Program, your child’s school lunch must contain a minimum of three components. They are more than welcome to take advantage of all five components if desired. Out of the minimum three components they must take, one of the components must be ½ cup of fruits, juice or a vegetable.
 
For example:
All four of these lunch trays are complete lunches. They contain at least three components and at least ½ cup of fruit, juice or vegetable. Students can maximize their lunch by taking all five components (Grain, Protein, Fruits, Vegetables and Dairy).
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All four of these lunch trays are NOT complete lunches. They do not have at least three components or they do not have at least ½ cup of fruit, juice or vegetable.
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Anything students select for their lunch that is beyond the basic lunch - such as a second milk, ice cream, water, snacks – get charged to their account. These items are considered “a La Carte” and are not a component of what makes up a meal. We do recommend having a small amount of money in each child’s account in case they purchase something which is beyond what the program covers.
 
We also ask that parents and guardians help support the NSLP by discussing with their children how to purchase a full lunch (a minimum of three components with at least ½ cup of fruit, juice or vegetable). Without the full lunch, it cannot be covered by the Free & Reduced Lunch program and will be charged against their account. This is not District policy, but the rules of the program at the federal level.
 
Some a La Carte items would include:
  • A 2nd milk
  • Cookie
  • Ice Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Scooby Snacks
  • String Cheese
  • Doritos
  • Soft Pretzel
  • Lays Chips
  • Water
  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Second Entrée – such as going back in line and purchasing another cheeseburger
  • Fruit Roll-Up
The chart below is a good reference to keep posted at home to help discuss with your child what makes a complete meal. Please note that a complete lunch is also referred to as a "reimbursable" lunch in the program.
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Contact Us
If you have any further questions about school lunches, please contact the Food Service Department:
 
Christina Kretchun
Food Service Director – Aramark K-12 Education
724-941-6251 x 7226
Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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