Platte #1 Food Service Department
Offer vs. Serve Policy for lunch
A school lunch eligible for federal reimbursement shall offer 5 food components (milk, fruit, vegetables, grains, meat/meat alternatives). Students are allowed to decline 2 of the 5 required food components, but must select at least 1/2 cup of either a fruit (or fruit combination) or a vegetable (or vegetable combination) or 1/2 cup fruit/vegetable combination. After selecting the '/2 cup fruit or vegetable requirement, students must select at least 2 additional full components in the full amounts to count toward the reimbursable offer versus serve meal. The student's decision to accept all 5 components or to decline 2 components shall not affect the price charged for the meal. The lunch is priced as a unit. Offer versus serve (OVS) is the policy in all school cafeterias.
Bag lunches for special occasions will be exempted from the OVS policy.
Students may return for fruits and vegetables if the item has been eaten or not taken. Students may return for fruit and vegetable as many times during their lunch as they choose with no extra charge.
Students may choose to purchase a second entrée for $.50 during their lunch. The first purchase may be made as soon as the lunch monitors allow. The second purchase for the second entrée may be made when all items on the tray have been eaten.
Offer vs Serve Policy for breakfast
A school breakfast eligible for federal reimbursement shall offer 3 food components (milk, fruit, grains) that consists of a minimum of 4 food items. Students are allowed to decline 1 food item, but must select at least 1/2 cup of fruit (or fruit combination). After meeting the ½ cup fruit requirement, students must select the other food components in the full amounts to count toward the reimbursable offer versus serve meal. The student's decision to accept all 4 components or to decline 1 item shall not affect the price charged for the meal. The breakfast is priced as a unit. Offer versus serve is the policy in all school cafeterias.
Grab and Go breakfasts will be exempt from the Offer vs.Serve policy.
There are no seconds offered at breakfast.
Click below to access the 2020-2021 School Improvement Plans for this school year. Plans are due to WDE on 11/1/20 and were submitted and approved by the School Board at the November Board Meeting. Please feel free to contact any of the building principals if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or questions.
I wanted to put my thoughts out to you in a verbal manner so you can hear it rather than reading it. I know this is a delicate discussion, but please, believe me, we all have the same end goal. The conversations that we have already had have been productive. We hope to never have to utilize this policy and we recognize the work that has gone into these revisions so far.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions that you might have.
Cory J. Dziowgo ~ Superintendent of #onePlatte1