School Meal Program
The Exchange School Meal Program will provide wholesome, nutritious meals to eligible students in participating DoD OCONUS schools .
The Goals of the School Lunch Program:
- Create an atmosphere of excellent customer service and care for all
- Make school meals a noticeable extension of the classroom and a learning environment for nutrition education
- Give parents the best nutritional value for their money
The Exchange provides school lunch to K-12 students on Army and Air Force Installations in 9 countries overseas. We follow the same USDA guidelines as schools throughout the United States. Check out the Nutrition page for an explanation of the new USDA guidelines. We provide Free and Reduced-Price meals for students who qualify under Federal Guidelines.
In school year 2011-2012, we served 23,000 pattern meals per day for a total of more than 4.2 million meals during the year.
We support programs in 88 cafeterias in 102 schools throughout Europe and the Pacific.