BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM 2023-2024
Dear Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the American Youth Academy Food Service Department, we extend a warm welcome to all of you.
At American Youth Academy, we believe that children need healthy meals to fuel their learning journey. Therefore, we are delighted to offer nutritious meals to all students every school day.
We are excited to share that for the 2022-2023 School Year, American Youth Academy is participating in The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2022-2023, a program that allows us to provide free healthy breakfast and lunch to ALL students enrolled in the school.
Great news for the school year 2023-2024! No application is needed, and all students are eligible for FREE meals every day.
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
Menus are posted weekly on RenWeb, and we welcome your suggestions, concerns, or questions regarding the menus. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Food Service Supervisor:
Food Service Supervisor
Phone Number: 813-987-9282
Our Lunch Meal includes five items: 1 Fruit, 1 Vegetable, 1 Grain, 1 Meat or Meat alternative (all meats served are Certified Halal meats), and 1 Milk.
Each student is entitled to one free lunch meal. To complete the meal, students can choose three to five items from the menu, with at least one item being a Fruit or Vegetable (100% juice counts as a Fruit).
For Breakfast, students must arrive in the cafeteria between 7:15 a.m. - 7:40 a.m., as breakfast will NOT be served after 7:45 a.m. Breakfast includes four items: 1 Fruit or Vegetable, 1 Grain, 1 Meat/Meat alternate, and 1 Milk. To complete the meal, students can choose three to four items, with one item being a fruit (100% juice counts as a fruit).
- Please note that PK3 - K5 students will eat breakfast in designated classrooms, while 1st - 12th-grade students will eat breakfast in the cafeteria.
- 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.
We prioritize food safety and hygiene, and our cafeteria staff receives annual training in HACCP principles (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points). Our Food Service Manager is certified in 'ServSafe,' a federal program administered by the National Restaurant Association, and Food Allergy Awareness.
At American Youth Academy, we comply with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, ensuring that no discrimination occurs based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
For those with disabilities requiring alternative means of communication for program information, please contact the Agency (State or local) where you 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. Program information may also be made available in languages other than English.
Should you need to file a program complaint of discrimination, you can find the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) online at "How to File a Complaint," or obtain it from any USDA office. For a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.