For parents with busy schedules, it can be hard to make sure that kids are eating a healthy breakfast before they go to school in the morning.
Sometimes children aren’t hungry right after waking up, and it’s hard to find food they like to eat that is also healthy. Also, some kids refuse breakfast at home but are hungry when they arrive at school. Fortunately, we have a great breakfast program for all students, and it’s available at school every day.
If morning meals are difficult for your family, let the School Breakfast Program help you out!
- Free meal students receive a free breakfast.
- Reduced price breakfast for qualified students is just 30 cents.
- Regular priced breakfast is $1.10 at elementary and $1.25 at secondary.
- À la-carte is also available at the middle and high schools.
The following P-H-M schools serve breakfast each morning:
- Bittersweet Elementary serves breakfast in the cafeteria 7:35 – 7:55 a.m.
- Elm Road Elementary offers a grab and go breakfast from 7:35 – 7:55 a.m. that students enjoy in the classroom
- Elsie Rogers Elementary serves breakfast in the cafeteria 8:20 – 8:40 a.m.
- Horizon Elementary serves breakfast in the cafeteria 7:35 – 7:55 a.m.
- Madison Elementary serves breakfast in the cafeteria 7:35 – 7:55 a.m.
- Mary Frank Elementary serves breakfast in the cafeteria 7:35 – 7:55 a.m.
- Meadow’s Edge Elementary offers a grab and go breakfast from 7:35 – 7:55 a.m. that students enjoy in the classroom
- Moran Elementary offers a grab and go breakfast from 8:20 – 8:40 a.m. that students enjoy in the classroom
- Walt Disney Elementary offers a grab and go breakfast from 7:35 – 7:55 a.m. that students enjoy in the classroom
- Grissom Middle School serves breakfast in the cafeteria 8:40 – 9:05 a.m.
- Schmucker Middle School serves breakfast in the cafeteria 8:40 – 9:05 a.m.
- Penn High School offers breakfast in the IMC from 7:30 – 8:25 a.m.
Combination lunch options
The Penn-Harris-Madison school combination lunch menu meets the USDA Dietary Guidelines. The weekly menu contains an average of no more than 30% of the calories from fat (10% from saturated fat) and provides 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance for calories. The menu also exceeds Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron requirements. A detailed analysis of lunch entrees can be found in the nutritional analysis section in the Food Services area of the Penn-Harris-Madison website.
Students in all schools are offered many choices that can be combined into a complete lunch. The complete lunch includes 1 Entree, fruit, vegetable and milk. Students must take at least one fruit or vegetable, but may take one of each, or two fruits, or two vegetables. The complete lunch includes 1 Entree (which counts as two items) plus 2 to 3 Sides (which count as one item each). The complete combined lunch is not to exceed five items. Milk and Fruit Juices are offered daily and each count as one side.
Students not selecting a minimum of 3 items will be charged Ala Carte for the items chosen rather than the standard meal rate. Students eating more than 1 Entree and 3 Sides will be charged for a complete lunch and pay for the additional items on an Ala Carte basis.
Elementary students are required to purchase a complete lunch, unless the student has brought a lunch from home.
A variety of snacks and drinks including those that are low in fat and added sugar are offered to students. Snack purchases at lunchtime are limited in the elementary and middle schools as follows: Elementary school students are limited to one snack and one additional drink per day. Middle school students are limited to two snack purchases and one additional drink per day. Parents can block snack purchases or limit them by day or by amount when putting money on their child's debit card.