This week marks the start of the new year for most students who attend Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) and Patch wants to know what your kids are eating during the day.
AACPS offers both breakfast and lunch to students, and the current cost of meals is the same as it was last year. When the Board of Education voted in May to not raise meal prices, it was the first time in four years that parents did not see an increase in food costs at schools. The price of breakfast is $1.35 at all schools, and lunch is $2.60 for elementary students and $2.85 at middle and high schools.
Improved menu offerings include more whole grains, lean protein choices and fruits and vegetables. Thanks to initiatives like the Farm to School program, students have access to fresh local produce. Schools will recognize the fifth annual Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week on Sept. 17-21.
According to AACPS, schools will serve more than 5 million lunches and 1.9 million breakfasts.
Patch wants to know: Does your child buy his or her lunch at school or do you pack it at home?
- AACPS elementary lunch menu for August
- AACPS elementary lunch menu for September
- PART 1: Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box
- PART 2: Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box
- Share Your Lunch Box Memories
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