Food Services

  • The Food Service site is a source of information for students, parents, and staff.

    Delaware Co. Intermediate Unit 25 is currently operating under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  As a result, all enrolled students of The County Alternative High School, Delaware County Academy, Community School, New Pathways, and Forward Bound are eligible to receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch each school day at no charge to your household.  This program is available to schools and districts that are participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

  • Meals
  • What is the cost for breakfast and lunch?

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    There is no charge for breakfast or lunch. All students in The County Alternative School, Delaware County Academy, Community School, Forward Bound, and New Pathways are eligible for free breakfast and lunch each school day. 

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  • What is included in breakfast and lunch?

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    The School Breakfast Program requires three food components:  fruits, grains, and fluid milk.  The School Lunch Program requires five food components:  fruits, vegetables, grains, meat/meat alternatives, and fluid milk.  A minimum of three components - one of which must be a fruit or vegetable - must be taken in order for the meal to be reimbursable. 

    Please strongly encourage your child to choose the required components of a reimbursable meal.  We cannot claim federal and/or state reimbursements if your child's meal is incomplete.

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  • Can my child have an extra meal?

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    No, we are not permitted to provide second meals for students.

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  • Can my child purchase snacks?

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    Currently, only high school students at our Aston facility are permitted to purchase snacks.  Their purchases are limited  to food items that are Smart Snack approved.

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  • What is a Smart Snack?

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    Smart Snacks must meet the following general nutrition standards:

    Be a grain product that contains 50 percent or more whole grains by weight (have a whole grain as the first ingredient); or

    Have as the first ingredient a fruit, vegetable, a dairy food, or a protein food; or

    Be a combination food that contains at least 1/4 cup of fruit and/or vegetable; and

    The food must meet the nutrient standards for calories, sodium, fats, and total sugars.

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