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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 2017-2018 academic school year!                

 NO APPLICATION NEEDED for the National School Lunch Program for the 2017-2018 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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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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