Frequently Asked Questions
How do I
find out if my child/children qualifies for free/reduced-price
A parent or guardian must first complete an
application for free/reduced-price meal benefits which is
available in powerschool parent portal. Once the application
is received and processed at the Food Service office, the
parent/guardian will be contacted and informed as to whether
or not their child/children qualifies for meal benefits.
Is my child
getting the nutrients he/she needs from school meals?
Yes. We follow nutritional guidelines
set by the government, and analyze meals to ensure compliance
with nutritional requirements. In addition, meals are
developed in the pattern of the Food Guide Pyramid, thus
ensuring recommended serving portions. We serve, as much as
possible, nutrient dense, enriched, low fat items. We do not
fry any of the foods served in the elementary or middle
schools, and (district-wide) we serve only reduced fat or
How do I
purchase meals for my child?
cafeteria manager accepts deposits of cash or checks. If
paying by check, please write your student’s name and student
ID number in the memo section of the check. Deposits can be
made before school, during breakfast, or during lunch.
How can I
check the balance of my child’s account?
Sign up for
an account at
MySchoolBucks.com and you will have access to your child's
balance at any time.
happens to the money in my child’s account at the end of the
school year, or if my child transfers to another Milford school?
in an account at the end of a year will be available for that
student’s use in the next school year.
child have to purchase an entire meal?
All meal are
sold as a "combo" meal price. Students must take a fruit or
vegetable and a minimum of two other items.
is allowed to purchase just the entrée, or just side dishes,
on an ala Carte basis.
government sets meal portion sizes. The United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) determines age-appropriate
serving sizes of meats/meat alternates, fruits, vegetables,
bread/grain products, and milk. Each school district that
participates in the National School Lunch Program, and other
child nutrition programs, must meet the requirements. Since
calorie levels are also set at age-appropriate levels, older
children (i.e. high school age) receive larger portions than
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits
discrimination against its customers, employees, and
applicants for employment on the bases of race, color,
national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity,
religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs,
marital status, familial or parental status, sexual
orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is
derived from any public assistance program, or protected
genetic information in employment or in any program or
activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all
prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of
discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at
any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.
You may also write a letter containing all of the information
requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or
letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue,
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech
disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program
complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay
Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program
complaint, please see information above on how to contact us
by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means
of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large
print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at
(202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Washington, D.C. 20250