Food and Nutrition
Does your child have a food allergy? Please fill out a new Diet Modification Form every year (or if there’s a medical change), and give it to the Front Office at your child’s school.
Our school system participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions. NSLP provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfast and lunch to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
All Lake Wales Elementary Schools participate in the Community Eligible Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program which allows all students to eat Breakfast and Lunch at no charge to the student or families.
Bok Academy and Lake Wales High will send School Meals applications home at the beginning of every school year. However, you may apply at any time during the school year. Submit the application directly to your child’s school (Bok Academy or Lake Wales High). If you have questions or concerns, please check with the Food Service Manager at your child’s school.
Note: *To qualify for reduced or free meals the family must complete a free/reduced application each year through their school.
• Full-price student lunch $2.90 (reduced-price $0.40)
• Full-price breakfast $1.25 (reduced-price $0.30)
ONLINE APPLICATION Apply online! Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to Lake Wales Charter Schools. No paper forms to worry about! (Paper copies of free/reduced-price meal applications also available at Bok Academy, Bok North or Lake Wakes High School.)
• Adult breakfast $2.00
• Adult lunch $3.50
Create an Online Lunch System Account to deposit money electronically, check balances, sign up for email notification of low balances, etc. through our partner K12PaymentCenter! You must know your student’s ID number to get started.
Sharing Information With Medicaid/State Children’s Health Insurance Program: If your children get free or reduced-price school meals, they may also be able to get free or low-cost health insurance through Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
We care about cleanliness in our schools, and especially in our cafeterias and kitchens. That’s why we post our Health Department inspection reports for everyone to see.
Wellness Policy: Our LWCS Wellness Policy includes information related to our School Meals.
For more information, you can contact Chris Reams, Director of Food Service, at 863-215-8440 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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