Metropolitan School District of
Lawrence Township

Phone: (317) 423-8200

Nutrition Information

What is a lunch?

The FIVE components for Lunch are:

  • one serving of meat/meat alternate
  • one serving of grains/breads
  • two servings of vegetables (must be two different vegetables), or two servings of fruits (must be two different fruits), or one of each
  • one serving of milk
Students are encouraged to select a complete lunch; however, under federal regulation, they are allowed to select three, four, or five items. 

Click here for more information in the Parents Guide to Understanding the Lunch Line.


The Truth About Our Healthy School Meals:

  • We purchase whole grain sliced bread, buns, and rolls.  Several of our pizza crusts are made with whole grains.
  • We serve fresh fruits and/or veggies everyday at ALL of our schools offering choices.
  • Self-service lines are in place at elementary, middle and high schools.  The students come through the line and choose their own fruits and veggies.
  • Many of our meat and cheese items are low-fat or reduced fat.

Our menus follow the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
  • Not more than 30% of total calories from fat.
  • Not more than 10% of total calories from saturated fat.
  • Lunches must provide (on average over each school week) at least 33% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A & C.
  • Breakfast must provide at least 25% (on average over each school week) of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein, iron, calcium, and Vitamins A & C.
  • Only baked chips are offered at ALL schools.
  • Only skim and 1% low fat milk are offered.  We have a variety of delicious and nutritious flavors - skim, 1% white, skim chocolate, 1% strawberry, and 1% vanilla.

Nutrition Information