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If you would prefer to pay in person by check or cash, please see the front reception area.

School Meal Prices

Please review our meal prices for the 2014 - 2015 school year.

  Reduced $0.30
  Paid (All Grades) $2.00
  Adult $2.50
  Reduced $0.40
  Paid (K - 8) $3.25
  Paid (9 - 10) $3.50
  Adult $4.00

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Child Nutrition

Welcome to our Child Nutrition Services page! Good nutrition is of utmost importance for our students. A healthy, well-balanced meal can help our students focus and work to their potential. Here you will find information about how to pay for your student's meals as well as some other helpful nutritional information.

Please take a moment to fill out our survey.


School Meals Ordering and Payment Procedures

In order to ensure there are enough meals please complete your meal order via the daily lunch count:

Daily Lunch Count Order: Lunch count is taken each day in your child's first period class by 8:45 a.m. There is no sign up sheet or binder. Please instruct your child to participate in the lunch count if they are buying school lunch for the day.


Please pay for meals in advance by one of the following methods:

  • Online
    You may pay online at the WAV site using your Family ID and PIN. To ensure you are able to receive meals, please make sure your account has sufficient funds to cover your family's daily meal count. You may deposit as much as you like into your school meals account, but your balance may not fall below -$3.25 to continue receiving the catered school meals. (For more details, see the Charge Policy).
  • Check made to "UME Preparatory Academy Inc." or cash
    You may pay by check or cash at the front reception area. The receptionist on duty will issue a receipt and place your payment in a secured area. Child Nutrition processes check and cash payments once a week on Friday afternoon. If we have not received your funds by 12:00 noon on Friday of each week, we may not consider your payment until the next payment processing day (the following Friday). Therefore, we advise paying for the next week’s meals by Friday of each week.

Charge Policy

Students may charge meals if there is no money in their child nutrition account. The charge limit is $3.25 per family. Once the family's account has reached a balance of ($3.25), the student may no longer charge any meals. If a student is without the ability to charge a meal, we will offer the student an alternate meal.

The charge policy is put in place for your convenience as well as to limit food waste. As in, if a student signs up for lunch that day, we put that meal into our lunch count, but when the student goes through the line and there are no funds to pay, we prefer not to throw the meal away. Thus, we accommodate with the ($3.25) charge policy. However, if the student attempts to exceed the charge limit, the student will receive the alternate meal, not the catered school meal.  

The alternate meal is a package of cheese or peanut butter crackers and a choice of 1% unflavored or non fat flavored milk. The student may utilize the alternate meal only if their child nutrition account has reached the charge limit. The alternate meal is a courtesy of UME Preparatory Academy Inc. and shall be treated as such. Please be advised of the following:

  • If a student has exhausted his/her charge privileges then the student must take care of the balance on his/her account before he/she can receive the catered school meal.
  • The only option for the student who has exhausted charge privileges is to bring his/her school meals account to a positive balance such that their meal of choice will not bring their account to less than ($3.25), or be offered the alternate meal.

Contact Information

Christina Bock
Director of Child Nutrition
(214) 445-6243 ext. 2839

Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online, at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by fax at (202) 690-7442, by e-mail, or by mail at:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).

El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades."