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Child Nutrition

It is the mission of the Star Express Child Nutrition Department to offer healthy choices and quality food at reasonable prices, while keeping excellent customer satisfaction and educational partnerships intact.  Star Express menus are planned to provide students an opportunity to select nutritious food that they will enjoy eating and contribute to good health.  Star Express participates in the National School Breakfast Program, the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Servings program.  All of these programs must meet requirements from USDA based on the Dietary Guidelines for key nutrients and calories for growing children.  It is an honor for the staff of the Star Express Child Nutrition Department to serve the students of Franklin Township Community Schools and be a part in preparing students for life’s possibilities.  

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FYI – Until further notice, Connect Ed calls will not be going out to families alerting of low account balances.  We will make every effort to remind your student(s) if he/she is reaching a low balance.  Thank you for your patience.   – Star Express 

MEAL PRICES FOR 2014-2015

  Students Reduced Adults
Breakfast $1.25 $.30 * a la carte pricing
Lunch K-5 $2.20 $.40 * a la carte pricing
Lunch 6-12 $2.25 $.40 * a la carte pricing

* Child Nutrition receives federal and state financial assistance for student meals only; no reimbursement is received for adult meals. Therefore, adult meal prices are required to cover the entire expense of a meal. Adults are served the same portion size as a student and are charged a la carte pricing.

A la carte Pricing

Meal prices are established to cover the following costs:

  • Food
  • Labor and Benefits
  • Repairs and Replacement of Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Training
  • Indirect Costs to District

Franklin Township Students Love Star Express Meals!

 Participation Rates:  

    Franklin Township* National Average
 K-5  Paid 56% 54%
   Free & Reduced 88% 80%
       
 6-8  Paid 67% 47%
   Free & Reduced 90% 76%
       
 9-12  Paid 36% 33%
   Free & Reduced 71% 62%

* Artificially low %’s due to the exclusion of absences, field trips, etc.

 

Free and Reduced Rates

School Year Franklin Township State
13-14 37.9% 47.97%
12-13 37.3 47.25
11-12   35.7  46.45
10-11 35.4 45.49
09-10 33.6 44.54
08-09 29.4 40.7
07-08 26.9 38.34
06-07 24.1 35.99
05-06  20.77 35.68
04-05 21.0 33.99
03-04  18.44 33.05
02-03  17.08 31.57
01-02  14.62 -
00-01 14.56  

 

 

     

For more information about the Star Express Child Nutrition Department, please click on the link below!

Star Express Child Nutrition Brochure