• National School Lunch Program

    The Chambersburg Area School District offers meals to all students attending one of its schools. The district participates in the National School Breakfast Program(NSBP) and the National School Lunch Program(NSLP). The NSBP and NSLP are regulated by the federal government under USDA and Food and Nutrition Services(FNS). The regulations provided by USDA and FNS are updated every few years to assure that current medical and dietary guidelines are being followed.

    So What is a School Lunch

    The school lunch program offers five(5) basic components which are Grains, Meat/Meat Alternate, Fruits, Vegetables, and Milk, as shown on the above chart. The student does not need to take all of the items, but the student does need to take at least three of the items, and one on those three items must be a fruit or a vegetable. The meals do vary as the students move up through the grade levels. This is shown below-

    Elementary School (grades K-5)

    The student may choose from...

    •  2 entrees -- student may take 1   (note: the entree usually contains Grain and Meat)
    •  3 vegetables -- student may take 2
    •  3 fruits -- student may take 1
    •  4 milk -- student may take 1 

        ...so that the student may actually take the full meal or may take as little as 3 items             as long as one of them is a Fruit or a Vegetable.

     

    Middle School (grades 6-8)

    The student may choose from...

    •  10 entrees -- student may take 1   (note: the entree usually contains Grain and Meat)
    •  3 vegetables -- student may take 2
    •  3 fruits -- student may take 1
    •  4 milk -- student may take 1 

    ...so that the student may actually take the full meal or may take as little as 3    items as long as one of them is a Fruit or a Vegetable. Note that some of the portions sizes are different at Middle school.

     

    Senior High School (grades 9-12)

    The student may choose from... 

    • 10 entrees -- student may take 1   (note: the entree usually contains Grain and Meat)
    • a minimum of 3 vegetables -- student may take 2
    • a minimum of 3 fruits -- student may take 2
    • 4 milk -- student may take 1 

    ...so that the student may actually take the full meal or may take as little as 3 items as long as one of them is a Fruit or a Vegetable. Note that some of the portions sizes are different at Senior High school.

     

    In all school meals, the fruits offered are both canned (in light syrup or juice pack) and fresh. The vegetables are cooked from frozen and fresh. All milk offerings are 1% white and Skim white and Fat Free Flavored. At this time, 100% of the grains are whole grain.

    If you have questions in regard to our menus, please feel free to contact us.