FREE School Meals for All Highlands Students
Highlands continues to offer FREE breakfast and lunch for all students.
Highlands School District was approved as a district-wide free food program through the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010. The community eligibility allows all students to receive free breakfast and lunch items that appear on the school’s monthly menu calendar. The purpose of this legislation and the program at Highlands is to improve overall student health by providing nutritious, healthy food. Parents do not need to fill out a Free/Reduced Lunch Application.
Although meals are free, a la carte items and "seconds" must be purchased. My SchoolBucks accounts are used to charge students for such purchases. SchoolBucks balances carry over from year to year for a la carte items.
This program is the catalyst for improving nutritional guidelines in the Highlands cafes, resulting in meals with lower sodium, less fat and less added sugars. More fruits, vegetables and whole grains are served for student meals. Snacks offered at the a la carte are also more nutritious, but still delicious.
ASK YOUR CHILD: What did you eat today? Did you try anything new? What vegetable or fruit were you offered? What drink did you have? Children’s nutrition and diet drives more than just their health and physical attributes. It also keeps their brains in high gear, allowing them to remain focused and learn more. Please encourage your child to jump in line for a nutritious and delicious meal in the Highlands Cafe!