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Anderson Preparatory Academy has partnered with BF Food Systems to provide our food service at both of APA's campuses. Together, we are committed to providing high quality, healthy, and nutritious meals to our students.
Because Anderson Preparatory Academy feels that breakfast is a great way to start your child's day, every morning Elementary and Pre Academy / Academy students are offered breakfast in the cafeteria. Elementary service is from 7:30am-7:55am and Pre Academy / Academy service time is from 7:20am-7:45am. Students must choose 3 of the 4 food items offered; one must be a fruit or vegetable. First student breakfast is FREE. Second student breakfast is $2.57. Adult breakfast is $2.95. Please click here (Spanish)here for (English) for a PDF that has more details about how breakfast works at our school.
All school lunches served consist of five food components; meat or meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Students must choose 3 of the food components offered and one of the components chosen must be a fruit or veggie.  All 5 components may be taken if desired. 

Please click here (Spanish), here for (English) for a PDF that has more details about how lunch works at our school.
Anderson Preparatory Academy has partnered with to provide convenient and secure online services for monitoring your student's lunch account and making credit or debit card deposits. Go to to access your account. You can also download the instructions (or click here to download in Spanishto setup your account to get started!
A la carte is available for cadets to purchase during lunch and breakfast. Cadets must have money in lunch accounts to purchase these items. Cash/checks may be given to your campus's Front Office for deposit. Monies turned by 9:00am will be available for use during the day's lunch service.  NO money will be taken in the lunch line. To make lunch deposits electronically go to  If issues are encountered contact Mealtime Customer Support at 1-800-755-0904 for assistance.  The Support Department is open from 5:00 am until 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Virtual Learning families may receive free breakfast and lunch meals for APA students weekly.  Food service staff will deliver meals right to your doorstep.  We will be reaching out to families via text inquiring whether or not this service is wanted.

Food that's IN when School is OUT!

The Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available.  Click on Summer Food Service Program for more information. For Healthier Summer Food Ideas and Activities for your family click HERE (ENGLISH) for more information, or click HERE (SPANISH).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Questions?  Comments?  Need Help? 

Anderson Preparatory Academy has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy is assessed yearly and triennially by the Wellness Committee that includes teachers, parents, administrators.  If you are interested in joining the committee or have question regarding the policy, please contact [email protected]. View our APA Wellness Policy.

Contact for the Anderson Preparatory Academy Lunch/Breakfast Program:
[email protected]
APA is committed to working to improve the food services program.  Capt. John Hayden is the Food Services Administrator and works with the vendor to oversee the program quality.  No better way to get input and direction than working with the customers, our Cadets.
A Food Advisory Council has been formed and APA cadets have been recommended for service.  This group will assist in getting ideas, opinions, and preferences shared.  Community service hours will be given for this work.
Here are the tasks that will be part of the program:
Tasks for our team: 
*Review food choices for lunch program
*Help develop and process surveys
*Serve as a tasting committee for new food items
*Give opinions and evaluations of food
*Help talk to all Cadets to get feedback on food
*Act as responsible, objective quality judges for the food program
*Learn to be professional critics
*Assist us to develop the best food program we can while following state and federal requirements and limitations.
For questions and to express thoughts about the program, please contact Capt. Hayden at [email protected].  If a Cadet wishes to be included as part of the team, please let us know as soon as possible.  

COVID19 Information 
Since COVID19, our vendors occasionally experience issues with product shortages.  Due to this, the food items chosen to serve your children may be limited or unavailable at times and need to be supplemented.  Staff shortages are another issue we are facing due to the Pandemic.  Please know that we strive to provide your children with the best product and service available.  We thank you for your patience and support as we continue to work through these challenges.
BF Food Systems staff will continue to follow guidance handed down by the CDC and local government.

If your student has a food allergy or you need to update your student's food allergy information, please contact the appropriate nurse to obtain meal modification information.

Elementary Nurse - Christina Atwood
Phone:  765-649-8472 ext. 2008

Secondary Nurse - Jara Burkett
Phone:  765-649-8472 ext. 3012
 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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