Child Nutrition

This page includes food service and child nutrition information for Melissa Schools, managed in partnership with Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE).

To access the breakfast and lunch menus, please click on the "Breakfast & Lunch Menus" button at the top of this page. Menu items are subject to change. Menus for the upcoming month will be posted during the second week of the current month. Click here to view the Meal Charge Policy.

Meal Pricing



Paid Reimbursable Breakfast:
Elementary: $2.00
Middle School: $2.25
High School: $2.50

Paid Reimbursable Lunch:
Elementary: $3.00
Middle School: $3.25
High School: $3.50

Reduced-Price Breakfast:
Cost: 0.30¢

Reduced-Price Lunch:
Cost: 0.40¢

Free Breakfast:
Cost: Free

Free Lunch:
Cost: Free

Additional Pricing Information for Grades 6-12:

  • At Melissa Middle School and Melissa High School, lunch meal combos cost $3.50 and includes a drink and fresh fruit. Combo meals are included in the free and reduced-price meal program.

  • Some specialty items cost $2.50. For other a la carte items, prices will vary and will be posted at school.

  • No negative-balance charging is allowed. However, we understand that life happens.

    • For students who have forgotten their lunch or their lunch money for the day, or for those students who have hit a negative balance, we allow them to go into the negative up to $10.00.

    • The negative-balance limit can only be charged with combo meals; not any a la carte snack items.

Meal vs. A La Carte

What qualifies as a “Lunch Meal”? In order to qualify for the Lunch Meal price, the student must take three or more of the five food groups: 1) fruits (one-half cup), 2) vegetables (one-half cup), 3) grains, 4) protein, and/or 5) dairy. If the student only takes one or two items, each item will be charged individually at the a la carte pricing.

Nutrition & Food Allergies

Additional information and forms regarding food allergies can be found on our Health Services page.

Contact Information

Samara Hernandez

Samara Hernandez
Child Nutrition Director

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