The mission of the Mt Lebanon School District Food Service Department is to promote good nutrition by providing quality meals while maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction.
The Mt. Lebanon School District’s Food Service Department is committed to providing healthy and well-balanced meals to your children. Our cafeteria is focused on health, wellness and good nutrition. We continuously strive to offer a large variety of quality food choices in the cafeteria.
Freshly prepared, nutritious lunches will be provided by our food service department. Our program follows the nutritional requirements of the National School Lunch Program, Mt. Lebanon School District Wellness Policy and meets the nutritional standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Families that have children attending a public school district can apply for free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program online using COMPASS. COMPASS allows Pennsylvanian’s to apply for social service programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc., online. Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price school meals only, or they can apply for other services at the same time (FS, TANF, etc.). The website is www.compass.state.pa.usor you can continue to use the Free or Reduced Price School Meal application. If you apply for free or reduced price school meals through COMPASS, you do not need to submit a paper application.
Good nutrition is essential to growing children. The food service staff is dedicated to helping develop healthy eating habits for everyone in the district.
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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.
There have been many questions about the universal free school lunch program that was made available due to the pandemic, and in effect throughout the last school year.
Unfortunately, the Universal School Meals Program Act passed through expanded federal funding was not renewed in the last approved spending bill. This eliminated the ability for students to receive a free school lunch, regardless of household income.
For information about the free and reduced lunch program, you can visit our website. There you will find information, along with the application and contact information for individuals who may have questions.
Children need healthy meals to learn, so the Mt. Lebanon School District is committed to offer healthy meals every school day for our students. For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast costs $1.75; lunch costs $2.65 for elementary students and $2.80 for middle school and high school students. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. Click the link below for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions to help you apply.
Deposit money at your convenience using a credit card
Set e-mail reminders to notify you when your child's account has a low balance
Set up recurring payments
Check your child's account balance (no fee charged)
Request an activity report to check account activity for the previous 30 days (no fee charged)
To set up an account, all you will need is:
A valid email address
A credit card
Your child's student identification number, school and grade
There will be a 3.9% per transaction fee. Each child in your family can be set up on the same account therefore you can add money to each child's account during the same transaction. Transactions processed by pay are safe and secure using Secure Socket Link. With this technology, schools can be assured that all student information, credit card and all other student data will be highly encrypted and secure. Once the money is put on the account, it typically appears on the account in about 30 minutes.
Please follow the link below to a video that will walk you through how to add funds to your student's account.
As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, effective July 1st 2014 all schools that participate in the national school lunch program must implement the new USDA Smart Snack rules. These 'Smart snacks in school' standards apply to foods and drinks sold in vending machines, school stores, snack carts and ala carte lines during the school day. The new Smart Snacks in School rules set limits on calories, fats, sugar and sodium and encourage the consumption of dairy, whole grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables.
Click HERE for the USDA's smart snacks in school guidelines
The cost per Elementary Lunch for the 2022-2023 school year is $2.65. Milk is included with the meal. Additional milk and milk purchased without a meal is $.50 a carton. There are four daily menu choices for the students. We offer a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and encourage students to eat servings of all the vegetables and fruit offered.
ALA CARTE - ALL SIDE ITEMS ARE $.90 EACH
A la carte items are available daily. Any student, even those who bring lunches from home, will be able to purchase side items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, side salads, and juice. Milk is $.50 a carton.
Healthy snack bags will be sold on Tuesdays and are $0.75 each. Varieties of low fat ice cream will be
sold every Thursday and are $1.25 each. 8 oz. bottled water is available daily and will be $0.75.
Students must have money on their lunch account to purchase ala carte items or snacks. Ala carte items include second milk or single milk, bottled water, snacks, ice cream or any side items..
2022-2023 JMS/MMS Meals
The middle schools three tiered lunch system remains with a $0.10 increase in all tiers. The prices are as follows... “Café Lebo” - $2.80, “MTL” - $3.15 and “Blue Devil” - $3.70. Students will choose their entrée from the three different meal options below. Meals are priced according to the entrée chosen. A school lunch meal consists of an entrée with bread, unlimited fruits and vegetables, and 1% plain or flavored milk. We continue to offer unlimited fresh vegetables and fruits as part of the school lunch meal.
Due to USDA regulations, every meal must include a fruit and/or vegetable
The breakfast meal is $1.75 and will be served from 7:15 AM until 8:00 AM. The meal includes one breakfast entrée, unlimited sides of fresh fruit and/or vegetables, and one milk.
2020-2021 High School Meals
Mt. Lebanon High School participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. School meals are required to meet the most recent nutritional requirements of The Healthier Hunger-Free Kids Act. (HFFKA)
The high school three tiered lunch system remains with a $0.10 increase in all tiers. The prices are as follows... “Café Lebo” - $2.80, “MTL” - $3.10 and “Blue Devil” - $3.70. Students will choose their entrée from the three different meal options below. Meals are priced according to the entrée chosen.
A school lunch meal consists of an entrée with bread, 2 vegetables or 2 fruits, and 1% plain or flavored milk.
Due to USDA regulations, every meal must include a fruit and/or vegetable.
NOTE: Additional side items are $.90 each. Milk is $.50.
Ala carte healthy snacks, beverages, and low fat ice cream are available for purchase daily.
All sandwiches including hamburgers and chicken patties are served on whole grain bread.
HOT BREAKFAST MEAL
Breakfast meals will be $1.75 and is offered in the cafeteria starting at 7:15 every morning. Breakfast hours are 7:15 - 10:00 am. The breakfast meal includes one breakfast entree, two fruits or vegetables and one milk
The Mt. Lebanon School District Food Service department is 100% commited to the health and well-being of each and every child in the district. We believe nutrition and healthy eating habits are fundamental skills for young children, and that we play an important role in helping your child learn about and enjoy a variety of nutritious foods each day.
It is our goal to provide a variety of healthy and acceptable meals and snacks that are nutritious, safe, and properly portioned for your child. Our menu is planned so that it meets federal and state requirements and guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The files below contain information about the nutrient content of the meals served in our cafeterias. The information provided should be used as a general guideline rather than for exact nutrient content. Ingredient and menu items are subject to change without notice.