Food Services at QACPS are provided by our contractor, Sodexo. School menu information is updated regularly by Sodexo and can be viewed through their website or free mobile app.
The waivers and flexibilities that allowed schools to feed all students free breakfast and lunch have expired, so families will have to fill out meal benefit applications just like they did before COVID. Only one application per family has to be submitted and if you submit an online application you do not have to submit a paper one. Flyer: https://www.qacps.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Food-Service-2022-Flyer-for-QACPS.pdf
QACPS participates in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). These programs provide funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school breakfast and lunch. Schools receive Federal funds for each meal served, provide that the meal meets established nutrition standards.
Meal Prices & MySchoolBucks
2022- 2023 Meal Prices
Student Breakfast: $1.60
Reduced Breakfast: $0.00
Elementary Lunch: $2.60
Middle / High Lunch: $2.85
Reduced Lunch: $0.00
Adult Breakfast: $2.60
Adult Lunch: $4.10
MySchoolBucks makes online meal payments easy! You can stay up-to-date with your child’s spending and receive notifications so you no longer have to worry about your child’s meal account balance. Once an online payment is made, money is added to your child’s account. Money can be added to the account of each of your children with one transaction.
The payment amount and a $2.75 transaction fee are charged to your credit card. The transactions should appear on your credit card statement as Queen Anne’s County.
You can also have an account and keep track of your child’s meal purchases without actually using the on-line payment feature.
We invite all students to “Power Up” their day with a great breakfast!
What is the School Breakfast Program?
The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program. It began as a pilot project in 1966, and was made permanent in 1975. The School Breakfast Program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service. At the State level, the program is usually administered by State education agencies, which operate the program through every school day agreements with the local school food authorities.
How does the School Breakfast Program operate?
The School Breakfast Program operates in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program. QACPS receives cash subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each breakfast meal they serve. In return, they must serve breakfasts that meet Federal Nutrition Standards.
What are the School Breakfast Programs offered by QACPS and what is the difference?
- Schools may offer a traditional breakfast in the school cafeteria, a familiar setting for students who already eat school lunch in the cafeteria.
- Schools that offer a Traditional Breakfast provide approximately 15 minutes for the breakfast meal prior to the start of the school day.
- Students pay full price or no charge if your child qualifies for free or reduced-price meals.
- Why School Breakfast?
Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA)
- Schools participating in the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) classroom breakfast program offer breakfast to all students every morning in the classroom free to all students.
- Schools may apply for MMFA each spring if they maintain 40% or more free and reduced-price eligibility at the school.
- Eligible schools receive State funding that enables the school to offer free breakfast to all students.
- State funding may be limited, therefore all eligible schools may not be participating.
- QACPS Schools participating in MMF: Sudlersville Middle and Sudlersville Elementary
- MMFA Information Flyer
What does a school breakfast include?
Breakfast meal consists of 3 components from 3 food groups:
- Fruits (1 cup daily) offered in all QACPS schools to include:
- Fresh Fruit
- Canned Fruit, packed in juice
- Dried Fruit
- 100% Fruit Juice
- Grains offered in all QACPS schools are whole-grain rich to include:
- Benefit Breakfast Bar
- Milk offered in all QACPS schools includes:
- Low-fat Milk
- Fat Free Chocolate
Breakfast menus comply with the following standards:
- Calorie Ranges
- Saturated Fat Limits
- Sodium Levels
- Zero Trans Fat products only
Registered Dietitians at the local school level develop menu patterns and conduct nutrient analysis on the weekly menu. State officials conduct nutrient analysis every 3 years.
Apply for School Meal Benefits
MySchoolApps is a fast and secure way to apply for free and reduced meal benefits.
The new school year requires a new meal application. A new meal application must be completed each school year. School meal eligibility does not roll over from year to year. It is important to submit a completed meal application as soon as possible. *Only one meal application is needed per family.
Non-Discrimination & Civil Rights Statements
QACPS Food Service
Julie Hickey, RD, LD
Coordinator of Food Services
202 Chesterfield Avenue, Centreville, MD 21617
Phone 410-758-2403 Ext. 145