Free and Reduced Price Meals

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Meals are available to students at a reduced price or free for households who qualify. The free and reduced priced meal application will be available after July 1, 2019.  To apply for free or reduced-price meals, complete an application online at You will be notified of the results via email.  You will also have the option to print the meal eligibility letter to keep for your records. Only one application per household is needed.  Important: A new application must be filled out each year for meal benefits to continue. Meal benefits begin when the application is approved.Spanish applications are available online.  Applications in other languages will be provided upon request to the Child Nutrition Office.

Star Express has started using Nutrislice to provide you menus, nutritionals and some allergen information. Nutrislice also offers apps for both Apple and Android products.  Download the app today and have your students menus at the push of a button!

Star Express Menus and Nutritionals

A la Carte Nutrition Fact Information

Nutritional Requirements 

Franklin Township menus are written based on the Traditional method of menu development.

In 2010, the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act was passed by Congress. It brought changes to the way Child Nutrition Departments could menu breakfast and lunch for students.  Star Express Child Nutrition Program must now menu based on the following food components:

  • Meat/Meat Alternate
  • Whole Grain
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Milk

A breakfast consists of an entree, a fruit and milk.  Lunch consists of an entree, 2 servings of fruit or vegetables and milk.  Weekly average requirements for calories, saturated fat and sodium must also be followed.  Only nonfat and low-fat milks are offered daily at ALL Franklin Township schools.  Fresh fruit and vegetables are also offered daily at ALL Franklin Township schools.