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School Meals

We serve healthy, tasty meals every day

Nutrition Services

We want to ensure that your child receives the fuel necessary to be successful in the classroom. Our low cost meals provide your child with the best nourishment, variety, and service available. Because diet has a long-range effect on health, happiness, education and success for your child, our healthy meals are an opportunity to enhance their future and ability to learn. All menus are analyzed so that each week we are assured that our menus meet the dietary guidelines. Your child comes first at Nutrition Services, so please give us the opportunity to assist in their physical and intellectual fitness. Please call me or any of the kitchens if you have any questions or ideas to improve what we do for your child. You are also always welcome to join your child for a meal at school.

Supervisor - Nutrition Services:
Garra Schluter

Nutrislice - Menus

Bend-La Pine Schools utilizes a digital menuing system called Nutrislice for our community's convenience.

Click the graphics below to be visit the website or download the mobile app.

School Menu - February

Community Eligible Menu (K-5):: (Bear Creek, Buckingham, Elk Meadow, Ensworth, Juniper, La Pine Elementary, Lava Ridge, Ponderosa, R.E. Jewell, Rosland, Three Rivers, Westside Village Magnet)

Community Eligible Menu (6-12): (High Desert Middle, La Pine Middle, Pilot Butte Middle, Three Rivers, La Pine High, Bend Tech Academy, Caldera High, Mountain View High, and Realms Middle and High Schools)

Regular Grades 6-12 Menu

Realms and Bend Tech Academy Menu

Meal Prices 2023-24


$2.50 Elementary Students
$2.75 Middle and High Students
$3.25 Adults
(Free for students who qualify for free or reduced benefits.)


$3.50 Elementary Students
$3.75 Middle and High Students
$4.75 Adults
(Free for students who qualify for free or reduced benefits.)

Lowfat milk is included with all meals. Extra milk or juice may be purchased for $.75. We offer non-fat and 1% white milk, non-fat chocolate milk, apple and orange juice. Because the district gets reimbursed for serving a "complete meal," there is no free milk.


Many kids like to buy an extra favorite entree or extra drink with their school meal. Please refer to the above chart for pricing.

Charge Policy

It is not our intent to allow charges. However, if a child has money in his/her meal account but it is insufficient for the day's meal, then a charge will be allowed and money will be expected the next day to cover the charge. No charging of a la cart items or second meals will be allowed. Communication regarding low balances and charges will be sent directly to the parent/guardian via email, US mail and/or by phone call as required by state legislation.

Free & Reduced Meals

Online Application for the current school year:

You may complete and submit a Free and Reduced Application here if your child does NOT attend a Community Eligible Provision (CEP) School. For all other schools, applying via the online option is the best way to ensure we receive your application and it gets processed in a timely manner.

Online Application for the next school year:

You may complete and submit a Free and Reduced Application here for the following school year after July 1. Applications will be processed before the school year begins in September.

Community Eligible Provision (CEP) Schools:

You do NOT need to complete an application if your child attends a Community Eligible Provision (CEP) School. All students at CEP schools receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. We do not process applications for these schools. CEP Schools are: Bear Creek Elementary, Buckingham Elementary, Elk Meadow Elementary, Ensworth Elementary, Juniper Elementary, La Pine Elementary, Lava Ridge Elementary, Ponderosa Elementary, Rosland Elementary, R.E. Jewell Elementary, Three Rivers School, Westside Village Magnet, High Desert Middle, La Pine Middle, Pilot Butte Middle, Bend Tech Academy, Caldera High, La Pine High, Mountain View High, and Realms Middle and High Schools

Federal & Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines : Effective July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Paper Copy:

Free and Reduced Application 2023-2024 school year

Free & Reduced Statistics

Current Year

Historic Data

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nutrition Civil Rights

The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) works closely with the regional USDA Office of Civil Rights and other organizations committed to equal educational opportunity and respectful environments.

ODE CNP actively promotes equity. We offer training and technical assistance to ODE CNP sponsors and providers to assist them with their responsibilities regarding discrimination and harassment. ODE CNP also conducts workshops on these and related subjects at state, regional, local program sites, and conferences. Future activities include developing outreach strategies and tactics aimed at inclusiveness and increased program participation.

To file a Child Nutrition Programs complain of discrimination with the State of Oregon, please send an email to [email protected] or write Director of Child Nutrition Programs, Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310 or call (503) 947-5888, (voice) or (503) 378-2892 (TDD).

"In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online HERE, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Free & Reduced Price Meal Application

You may apply online and receive an eligibility notification that you can submit for these purposes.

Paying for Meals

Use BLPay to:

Add money to your child’s Nutrition Services Meal Account, check the balance, see a 30-day history, receive an email when your account balance falls below a specified amount.

About our Meals

Nutrient Analyses information is available through Nutrislice.

Wellness Policy

EFA-AP reviews the district's local wellness program. Nutrition education, guidelines, physical activity, school meals and evaluation are also reviewed.

Review the policy here