• Our goal at Saraland City Schools is to offer all students a healthy nutritious meal while at school. All employees are trained to deliver high-quality customer service where everyone is welcomed, valued, and appreciated. We will go the extra mile to serve you with a smile.

    We believe that our child nutrition services should be based on the educational and nutritional needs of students. The services should be cooperatively planned and implemented. The primary objective is to make available to every student in the school system an attractive, well prepared, nutritionally adequate meal each day at a price affordable price.

    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, Public Law 111-296 (Dec. 2010)

    • Requires the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop nutrition standards for “competitive foods” - items sold in vending machines, snack bars, and a la carte lines in competition to the reimbursable school meal.
    • Requires USDA to update the current meal pattern (nutrition standards) for school meals.
    • Does NOT affect food brought from home or served in classroom parties.


    USDA's Meal Pattern (Nutrition Standards) for School Meals establishes maximum calorie/sodium limits for school meals

    • Requires schools to serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables. Students must take at least 1/2 cup serving of a fruit or vegetable per reimbursable meal. Schools must also offer a minimum number of servings of dark green vegetables, orange/red vegetables, and legumes per week.
    • As of July 1st, 2014, all grains offered to students must be whole grain-rich.
    • Requires milk to be 1% or nonfat.
    • Maintains current limits on fat: no more than 1/3 of school lunch (1/4 of school breakfast) calories can come from fat and less than 10% from saturated fat.
    • USDA's New "Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools" (July 2014) established nutrition standards for any food sold in schools, including fundraisers.
    • Additional information on Smart Snacks in Schools can be found at: http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/smartsnacks


  • For Public Release:

    Release Date June 2021 - Saraland City School System today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.  Local school officials have adopted the household size and income criteria for determining eligibility posted for full public release under the documents section in the left column.

    Children need healthy meals to learn and Saraland City Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic all schools in Alabama will be serving breakfast and lunch at no cost to students.

    Applying for Free and Reduced Price School Meals:

    You may apply online or complete a paper application.  Remember, only ONE application per household is necessary.

Nondiscrimination Statement:

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1)    mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)    fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)    email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




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