Peoria Unified Food & Nutrition Department
The USDA recently announced they will not be extending the free meal program for the 2022-2023 school year. All meals will be served based on the student's meal status of free, reduced or paid. Applications for the free/reduced meal program will be available in July for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Food and Nutrition Department.
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
While it is Peoria Unified’s goal to serve the food items posted on our menus each day, there is a national supply chain challenge on food availability at this time. This means that on occasion, we need to change our menu with little to no notice in some of our schools. Please know that we will always do our best to substitute the scheduled menu item with another item that is as similar as possible. If a menu item is substituted with a new food choice, it will be clearly identified for all students to see. If a student has any questions about the dietary information for the new item, they can get more specifics from the cafeteria manager or school nurse who may assist in answering questions.
We are working closely with our distributors and manufacturers to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program and the average 24,000 students we serve on a daily basis.
As a reminder, even though meals this year are still free for all students as a result of USDA funding, families are still reminded to complete the Free/Reduced Application so that student fees may/may not be waived.
Thank you for your patience.
Special Diet Menu
The Peoria Unified School District (Peoria USD) Food & Nutrition Department is dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of its students, including students with documented medical disabilities. USDA regulations require that substitutions or modifications be made in school meals for children whose disabilities restrict their diets when that need is certified by a licensed healthcare professional. For more questions regarding who is eligible for special diet accommodations, please click on the “Special Dietary Needs FAQ” link above or on the tab to the left.
The Food and Nutrition Department provides for the nutritional well-being of our students through nutrition integrity and quality programs. We support student achievement by providing a variety of nutritious meals and encouraging students to make healthy choices.
- Provide courteous quality service
- Present a professional image
- Create a positive environment
- Communicate in a comprehensive and timely manner
- Respect others
- Be "assertively friendly"
Breakfast & Lunch Prices
(Not applicable at this time)
- Breakfast includes a choice of hot entree or breakfast kit, fruit & 100% fruit juice and a choice of white or chocolate milk. Meal price is $1.50, reduced price 30-cents.
- Lunch includes a choice from 2 hot and 1 cold lunch entrees, fruit & vegetable bar, choice of white, chocolate or strawberry milk. Meal price is $2.50, reduced price 40-cents.
- Breakfast includes entree, fruit and milk. Meal price is $1.75, reduced price 30-cents.
- Lunch is a choice of hot or cold entrees, fruit, vegetable and beverage. Meal price is $2.75, reduced price is 40-cents.
Menu items are subject to change without notification. Alternate items will be provided.
Food & Nutrition Director
Buyer & Nutrition Operations Manager
Catering & Training Supervisor
Food & Nutrition Secretary
Need Financial Help With Meals?
If your household budget is tight, there is help in paying for school meals. Children are eligible to receive low cost or free meals if their household's gross income falls within the limits on the application in the Nutrition Information Packet. Parents can complete and submit the application online at SchoolLunchApp. New applications need to be filled out each school year. Only one application is needed if you have students at multiple schools.
How To Sign Up For An Online Payment Account
Your child does not need to carry lunch money to school with them every day. You can set up an online account that will electronically debit cafeteria meals. MySchoolBucks is a safe, secure, accurate and convenient way to pay for meals. When you set up an account online, you can choose to add payments manually or opt for automatic withdrawls. A $2.75 service fee charged for each transaction.
Cash or check made out to 'Peoria Lunch Fund' is always accepted in your student's cafeteria.
DISTRICT CHARGE POLICY
Students are allowed two charges. After the second charge, students are given the alternative meal. A phone call will be made to parents after two charges. All charges are to be paid promptly to the cafeteria.
An email is sent weekly with your student's current balance. This is designed to keep the parent current of money needed or if a refund is needed. You may request to be removed from this list at any time.