What Constitutes a Spartan Lunch

The Sparta Area School District Nutrition Program is participating in the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year. This means that our school district is providing free meals to all students!

What food items do I need to take to make a Spartan Lunch?

Notice: Students who do not take 3 of the 5 meal components at Sparta High School and Meadowview Middle School will be charged ala carte pricing. Students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade must take 3 of the 5 meal components.

Students must be offered a lunch that contains:

  • Food prepared from the 5 meal components
  • Serving sizes that are appropriate for the age/group level

 The 5 meal components are:

  • Meat or Meat Alternate Offering
  • Vegetable Offering
  • Fruit Offering
  • Bread/Grain Offering
  • Milk Offering

Students must take a fruit or a vegetable to qualify for a Spartan Lunch.