As of 2015, most schools post lunch menus on their websites, email the information to parents or include menus in their newsletters. However, the process of posting school menus varies by institution. Parents who are unsure of how to check the menus can contact the school office for assistance.
Parents of children who attend public schools, certain private schools and residential child care facilities can utilize the National School Lunch Program to receive free or reduced-cost lunches if they meet certain income requirements. The program offers meal discounts to households with an income level of no more than 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines.