Welcome from the Beavercreek Schools Student Nutrition Department
A Winner of the 2011 Ohio Department of Education Stellar Award for Best Nutrition Practices
The award-winning Beavercreek City Schools Student Nutrition Department proudly serves around 5,000 healthy, well-balanced lunches to students each day.
Lunch choices vary by day (see lunch menu icon at top of page), but always consist of an entrée, milk, fruit and/or a vegetable. Our menu follows the guidelines of the Whole Grain Council, the USDA MyPlate.gov program, the American Dairy Association and Fruits & Veggies: More Matters. A la carte options follow the recommendations of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
At the elementary and middle school levels, students can purchase the daily hot special or opt for a boxed meal or salad lunch. A limited selection of whole grain/reduced fat cookies and snacks are available to purchase in addition to the meal. Only frozen yogurt and frozen 100 percent fruit bars are offered at our elementary schools.
High school students have a wider variety of choices, with usually 6-10 meal offerings plus many á la carte options. In addition, the middle and high school cafés offer 100 calorie whole grain line á la carte items. Menus are designed to balance good nutrition and student acceptability.
Meals served at all levels meet the age-appropriate USDA requirements for balanced nutrition. These requirements limit the amount of fat and saturated fat, and set calorie and nutrient levels. All meals are analyzed for nutrient content to assure compliance with federal regulations.
Lunches cost $2.45 for elementary students and $2.70 for middle and high school students. Milk can be purchased for $0.50. At the middle schools and high school, higher-priced lunch options are also available.
Free and reduced-price lunches are available to children whose families meet established guidelines. Forms can be obtained by visiting your child’s school office, by visiting the Service Center at 1258 Hickory Drive, or by visiting the Forms section of the District Web site. Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the school year.
Parents are always welcome to have lunch with their children; however, we ask that visitors notify their child’s teacher early on the morning they intend to eat with their child to ensure that sufficient meals are available.
How to Pay
The easiest and preferred method of payment is to use the MyPaymentsPlus system to pre-pay for your child’s lunches (see the "MyPaymentsPlus.com" link in the "Departments" box at left). With a child’s unique six-number student ID and a credit card, parents can deposit money into their child’s account at any time. This amount will be credited to the child’s account. Parents can also check their child’s account balance and meal purchase history online by visiting MyPaymentsPlus.com.
Students may also pay for their meals with cash at school.
Good nutrition begins at home!
The Student Nutrition Department works to teach children about the importance of making positive mealtime choices. Parents are encouraged to teach their children early about good nutrition so they make healthy choices when they are away from home.