Health Enhancement and Safety

School Meal Prices

Friday, June 1, 2012, 10:24 am

School Food Authorities assess school meal prices on an ongoing basis. Now there is a tool to help with the process. A Paid Lunch Equity Tool (PLE Tool) was created to help SFAs calculate their paid lunch price and non-Federal source contributions to meet new pricing requirements in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Read more about pricing requirements at To use the PLE Tool go to

For more information, contact School Nutrition Programs, 406-444-2501