A la carte foods are any items offered by our program that students can purchase in addition to their free meal. Examples of these items include milk at snack time or for a cold lunch, beverages other than milk and seconds on entrees.
If a student chooses not to take a fruit or a vegetable as a part of their meal, then that "meal" does not qualify as a full meal under the USDA guidelines that govern our program and is no longer eligible to be served for free. In this case the "meal" becomes a la carte, and any items taken will be charged to the student at a la carte prices.
Please click on the "A la Carte Price List" link for full details on the a la carte items we offer.
Student accounts can be set to restrict or prevent them from making a la carte purchases. Please click on the "Contact Us" link and contact your food service director if you would like to learn more.