About Our Menus
Our menus are created and nutritionally analyzed by a Registered Dietitian to ensure the menus are meeting the nutrition standards required by the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. More information about the USDA school meal pattern and dietary specifications can be found here: USDA Meal Patterns.
Offer vs. Serve Program
Manor ISD participates in the Offer vs. Serve (OVS) Program. OVS is a provision in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) that allows students to decline some of the food offered. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste while permitting students to decline foods they do not intend to eat.
At breakfast, schools must offer students all three (3) required food components in at least the minimum required amounts. The components at breakfast are: grains (with optional meats/meat alternates), fruit (or vegetable as substitute) and milk. Under OVS, a student must be offered at least four (4) food items and must select at least three (3) food items one of which must be a 1/2 cup serving of either the fruit or vegetable component.
At lunch, schools must offer students all five (5) required components in at least the minimum required amounts. The components at lunch are: meats/meat alternates, grains, fruit, vegetables and milk. Under OVS, a student must take at least three (3) components in the required serving sizes. One selection must be at least 1/2 cup from either the fruit or vegetable component.
New Pre-K nutrition standards will not impact breakfast. Additional information on the new Pre-K requirements can be found here: Pre-K Meal Pattern Requirements