Mealtime Online




Junior High School

High School

Lunch Meal Pattern Requirements





Breakfast - secondary


Breakfast Meal Pattern Requirements



Lunch Prices $$$

Secondary Meals.........$2.75

Adult Breakfast.............$1.75

Adult Lunch...................$3.75
(Adults may also purchase individual lunch entrees for $3.25, or individual portions of side fruit or vegetables for $1.00.




Breakfast is available before school in each building's cafeteria. School breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast is a great way to gain vitamins and nutrients for a stRong and healthy body. Breakfast is affordable too!
A family qualifying for free or reduced-priced lunch receives the same benefits for breakfast. Help your child start the day off right with school breakfast!

Food Service

Carrie Hall
Director of Food Service & Child Nutrition
(734) 850-6127

Our Mission is not only to feed all of Bedford Public School students, but to educate them about eating healthier.

We strive to make meal time a pleasant experience for your child.


Dear Bedford Public Schools Parent:

The USDA has recently issued new school meal requirements for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. These standards will be effective for the 2012-2013 school year. This means our students will see some changes this school year in the meals served at school. Chartwells School Dining Services manages the food service department at Bedford and has incorporated several positive initiatives allowing for a smooth transition to the new meal requirements.

Your student will experience the new USDA requirements when they dine in their school cafeteria. One vital change is the requirement for a student to select at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable to make up a complete meal. There are five food groups to select foods from: fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains, and milk. Student meals must contain at least a selection of 3 of the 5 food groups with one being the fruit and/or vegetable selection. If no fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay the individual item prices for foods instead of the complete meal price. IN SOME INSTANCES, THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO PAY MORE THAN THE MEAL PRICE WHEN PURCHASING THOSE INDIVIDUAL MEAL COMPONENTS AS ALA CARTE ITEMS. Please encourage your student to purchase meals to avoid additional charges.



What's happening at Bedford Food Service

Bedford Food Service has implemented a computerized system for students to use for food service purchases.
- System allows for parental controls to be set on an individual basis.
- Assures privacy of students participating in the National School Lunch and
Breakfast Program for free or reduced meals.
 - Elementary students will use a PIN (Personal Identification Number) and secondary students will use PIN or Identification card to access their accounts. Student's PIN is their student numbers that they utilize for other services in the district such as media services and computer access.

Prepayments are accepted for student's food service accounts. All monies sent in will be applied to student's food service account. Please place prepayments in an envelope marked with student's name and room/grade. Prepaying helps lines move more quickly and allows students more time to eat and socialize in the dining area!

- Students will be allowed a maximum of two meal charges. If not repaid, student will be provided a peanut butter or cheese sandwich and milk. Repayment of charges is expected the next school day. If a hardship circumstance exists applications are available for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.


Mealtime Online

You are now able to view your student’s account on line and add money to their account. It not only helps speed up lines during meal service but allows you to track your student’s spending. Click on the MealTime Online logo and follow the instructions for you own account. You will need your students PIN/Student number to set up and view account information and apply money.

Elementary Schools

Each elementary building offers breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served when your child gets off the bus. In most buildings, students are allowed a little extra time for breakfast. At lunch time we offer your child a choice of two entrees, two vegetables, and fruit. We offer a variety of milk.

Junior High

There is a wide variety of menu options offered to the junior high and high school students. Meal prices are $2.50. All meal choices are available to student on the National School Lunch and Breakfast free/reduced program.
(Students eligible for free or reduced lunch are also eligible for the same benefits for breakfast)

National School Lunch & Breakfast Program

Bedford Public Schools participates in the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Free or Reduced priced meals are available for those students/households that qualify. Please complete an application and submit for eligibility determination. Applications are available at all school building offices or from the food service department. A completed application must be received at the start of each school year for students to continue on meal benefits. Applications may take up to 10 (ten) days to process) All information provided is confidential and is used only for determination of meal benefits and services available for the student.