Understanding Offer versus Serve
Federal guidelines determine what constitutes a complete breakfast and lunch. Only a complete meal qualifies for reimbursement from the State and Federal government. Magnet Cove schools follows the Offer Versus Serve Provision for school meals at all grade levels.
Breakfast consists of three food components: a grain (a meat or meat alternate may be substituted for part of the grain), fruit/juice/vegetable and milk. Under offer vs serve, the meal must contain 4 food items from the three food components. To be considered a reimbursable breakfast a student must take three of the four food items. One of the three food items must be 1/2 cup of a fruit or vegetable. If a student takes less than three food items, including the one cup of fruit, juice or vegetable, the meal will not be reimbursable and he/she will be charged a la carte prices for each item or asked to get the required items. A la carte items are not included in the free or reduced meal prices and will be charged to the student’s account.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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