104.0 -- Food & Nutrition Services
Sarasota County Schools Food and
Nutrition Services Department operates National School Breakfast Programs
(NSBP), National School Lunch Programs (NSLP); and at schools that qualify, the
After School Snack Program (ASSP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP),
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Feeding Program. Meals comply with relevant national program
guidelines. A monthly menu can be found
linked on our website at www.sarasotacountyschools.net/departments/fns.aspx
under the Food and Nutrition Services Department. Personal copies of the menu may also be sent home at your request. Nutrislice
is an “app” that is also available for download on a Smart Phone that will have
breakfast and lunch menus, and nutritional information. Additional information about Food and Nutrition Services can also be found on Facebook (Sarasota County Schools Food & Nutrition Services) and Instagram (@SRQSchoolFNS).
Parents may pay into a child’s
account by sending money with the child to school or through an online program
called www.myschoolbucks.com. The school, grade, birth date and district ID# (not their PIN # or N #) is needed in order to create an account. The student's lunch account can then be fiunded with a credit or debit card. (A convenience fee is chaged for each transaction.) Features of this program include online viewing of account balance, viewing seven days of meal purchase history and the ability to enable the "Smart Pay" feature which automatically adds money to a child's account when a low balance is reached. Money
is collected daily at lunch by the Food and Nutrition Services cashier with
pre-pay cash or a check. Please send money in a well-sealed envelope with your
child's FIRST AND LAST NAME, PIN #, and TOTAL
AMOUNT included. Checks are to be made payable to the school the child
attends. If a child attends a charter
school, the check needs to be made out to the school that provides the
meals. Please put the child's name and
PIN # in the memo area of the check as well.
If more than one child attends a school, please designate how the money
or check should be divided. Refunds may be issued upon parental request to the Food and Nutrition
Free and Reduced Meal Benefits:
Parents and/or guardians are
responsible to apply for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits and are responsible for
all charges until eligibility is determined.
Parents will be notified when a child's account is running low. Please make sure if they sign up for www.myschoolbucks.com, the child’s account
is current. Food & Nutrition
Services temporarily provides an alternate meal to children if they do not have
sufficient funds to pay for their lunch unless they qualify for the Free and
Reduced Meal program.
Free and Reduced meal benefits
must be applied for annually. Parents
and/or guardians may apply online at www.sarasotacountyschools.net/departments/fns/default under the Food and Nutrition
Services Department section. Paper
applications are also available in each school’s main office.
Meal Prices Effective for the 2016-2017 School Year:
|Age ||Paid Price: Breakfast ||Reduced Price: Breakfast ||Paid Price: Lunch ||Reduced Price: Lunch |
|Elementary|| $1.00 ||$0.30 || $2.25 || $0.40 |
|Middle || $1.25||$0.30 || $2.50 || $0.40 |
|High || $1.25 ||$0.30 || $2.75 || $0.40 |
|Adult || $1.50 ||N/A|| $3.50 || N/A |
Foods from outside Food &
Please note that, due to
long-standing regulations established by the National School Lunch Program and
the Sarasota County School District, the only food that may be purchased on
school campuses by students or parents is food that is sold in school
cafeterias or other authorized locations on campuses.
Students may bring food purchased
elsewhere to school, for consumption during scheduled school meal times.
Parents also may bring food purchased elsewhere to school for their children
only, for consumption during scheduled school meal times. Students and
parents also may bring food purchased elsewhere to schools for
school-authorized events such as classroom celebrations, subject to
school-specific rules and permissions.
However, financial transactions
for the purchase of food, such as food delivery purchases, may not be made by
students or parents on school campuses until at least 30 minutes after the end
of the school day. This includes payment by credit card when any part of the
transaction made by any method occurs on a school campus, including phone and
Florida Administrative Code, Section 64E-11.003
“Foods prepared in a private home
shall not be used, sold, or offered to the public by a food service
establishment or theater.”
“Food received or used in food
service establishments shall be from sources approved or considered sanitary by
the department (Health Department) and shall be clean, wholesome, free from
spoilage, adulteration and misbranding and safe for human consumption. It shall have been prepared, processed,
handled, packaged, transported and stored in a sanitary manner so as to be
protected from contamination and spoilage.”
refer to Sarasota County Schools’ Food and Nutritional Services at www.sarasotacountyschools.net/departments/fns/default for more information.