Ordering and Paying for Breakfast and Lunch
Students will be asked about their meal orders daily. No more pre-ordering is necessary. Meal pricing is $1.50 for breakfast and $2.60 for lunch. Payments can be made in the office or in the cafeteria using cash or check. Credit card payments may be made online through MySchoolBucks. When using MySchoolBucks you should know that there will be a transaction fee and you will need your student's ID number. Our Office Manager can provide you with the student ID.
FRCS contracts for Nutrition Services through Chico Unified School District (CUSD). CUSD Nutrition Services is making great strides in offering healthy, appetizing meals. There are many benefits to our school and our families from this partnership, such as:
- No more pre-ordering is necessary. Students will order their meals each morning when they arrive.
- Meals are prepared right here in our kitchen each day so that foods are fresh and appetizing.
- More choices are available daily with at least two breakfast choices and at least three lunch choices with one vegetarian choice each day.
- Lunch will include a daily garden bar with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables offered. Students are encouraged to take what they will eat and eat what they take!
- Most of the bread products used are whole wheat and made fresh in the CUSD Bakery in Chico.
- New standards mean that fat and sodium contents are down.
Free and Reduced Meals from FRCS
Free and reduced meals are available to FRCS students. Click here for current income eligibility guidelines. Download our free and reduced meal application form here.
Filling out the free and reduced meals program application not only helps our families, it helps our school. Many grants and funding opportunities depend on the percentage of free and reduced students in the school. Please help us qualify for these opportunities by completing and returning your free and reduced meal application.
Medical Conditions and Food Allergies
If your student has a disability, medical condition or food allergy that requires special nutritional considerations please complete the Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accomodations and submit it to the FRCS office for processing. This statement will require the signature of a medical professional and is not for food preferences, only medically necessary accomodation.
FRCS Equal Opportunity Statement
In accordance with Federal law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, FRCS is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
FRCS is an equal opportunity provider.
Solutions for Picky Eaters
"Choosy" eating is a child-size step toward growing up and showing independence. What seems like a challenge to you may actually be an early step toward making food choices and decisions. Fluctuations in appetite are a natural part of the growth patterns of children. Relax and learn how to handle eating challenges and avoid conflict.
Ten Effective Ways to Handle a Choosy Eater:
2. Consider what a child eats over several days, not just at each meal.
3. Trust your child's appetite rather than force a child to eat everything on the plate. Forcing a child to eat everything encourages overeating.
4. Set reasonable time limits for the start and end of a meal, then remove the plate quietly. What is reasonable depends on the child.
5. Stay positive and avoid criticizing or calling any child a "picky eater." Children believe what you say!
6. Serve food plain, and respect the "no foods touching" rule if that is important to your child. This will pass.
7. Avoid being a short-order cook by offering the same food for the whole family. Plan at least one food everyone will eat.
8. Substitute a similar food - if a child does not like a certain food; instead of squash, offer sweet potatoes.
9. Provide just two or three choices, not a huge array of food. Then let your child decide.
10. Focus on your child's positive eating behavior, not on the food.