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American Youth Academy

Lunch Program

Breakfast & Lunch Program

Children need healthy meals to learn. AMERICAN YOUTH ACADEMY offers healthy meals every school day.

Alhamdulillah! AYA has been approved for the National School Lunch Program Non Pricing Meals. Insha Allah all students are eligible for FREE Breakfast and Lunch Meals Daily during the 2018-2019 academic school year!                

 NO APPLICATION NEEDED for the National School Lunch Program for the 2018-2019 academic school year!    



AYA provides hot, nutritious Breakfast and Lunch meals to students on a daily basis.


Students can also purchase certain a la carte items such as Extra Food items, Water, 100% Juice, Drinks and other Healthy Snacks. These items range in price from .50 to $4.00.

Menus are posted monthly on the AYA website and menu items are added to the daily lunch calendar on Parentsweb.  If you have any suggestions regarding the menus, please feel free to let us know.

     Note: All meat and meat product items served in the Cafeteria are certified Halal.

Students wishing to purchase breakfast at school must arrive in the cafeteria between 7:40- 7:50 am. Breakfast will NOT be served after 7:55 am. This is to ensure that students arrive to class and/or Assembly on time.

Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (Stateor local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,
program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Online Payment Option:

AYA offers the PAY FOR IT Online Lunch Payment Program - For information on how to set up an account, please contact Sr. Oraib at ext. 256, or stop by the Cafeteria.

Severe Rainstorm Days Lunch Procedures:

Lunch will be delivered to the classrooms because the weather does not permit students to go to the Cafeteria.

Students will not be given a meal choice; everyone will receive the same meal and beverage.

Cafeteria Policies

  • Pre-Payment will be encouraged for all AYA parents, as the best method of paying for extra meal item, a la-carte and snacks.
  • Students will not be allowed to purchase any snack items in the Cafeteria on credit at any time.
  • Any unpaid credit at the end of each semester will be forwarded to the Business Office to be added to the parents' monthly invoice.
  • Maximum limit amount of credit charge for each student is $10.
  • Students whose parents have not paid off in full the outstanding balances will not be allowed to purchase anything on credit until the balance is paid off in full.
  • Parents who wish to avoid such an incident from occurring should either pre-pay or send daily cash for snacks or  a la-carte.
  • Parents with such outstanding balances will receive reminder emails AND texts from Cafeteria staff Member alerting them of the outstanding balance.
  • Students will not be allowed to purchase any items on credit after the end of the first full week of May of each school year.
  • Parents will not be allowed to re-register their children for the following school year until all money owed the cafeteria has been paid off in full.
  • Parents of students with allergies or special diets MUST provide the Foodservice supervisor a doctor’s note stating allergens needing to be avoided or special diet needs.   The parent will need to pack lunches for their child(ren) on days their child(ren) cannot eat the school lunch.  The school cannot provide a substitute meal for students with allergies or special diets.

Snacks for Snack Time

There will be a snack time designated on the Daily Bell Schedule for students in grades 1 - 12, Tuesdays-Thursdays. Students wishing to have a snack during this time must bring their own snacks from home. NO SNACKS available to purchase at that time.

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