Welcome to the LVA School Nutrition Program!

Lehigh Valley Academy is happy to offer healthy meal options for lunch and is committed to using only fresh, whole grain, non-processed foods. We also offer two meal options for lunch:
  • Main meal (includes meat)
  • Vegetarian meal (meatless)

For both breakfast and lunch, LVA implements “Offer vs. Serve”: students have choice of which food components they wish to take within the items on menu that day (state mandated regulations apply).

How to Order School Meals:

  • Order electronically by accessing lva.orderlunches.com (password: LVA1)

  • Download a printable menu from this page.

  • Obtain a hard copy of menu from the front reception area.

All orders must be submitted by the 15th of each month prior to the menu month (with the exception of August menu: Orders due Aug. 1st).

Meal Costs:

  • Lunch

K-8: $3.25 each/ 9-12: $3.50 each

  • Breakfast

K-12: $1.75 each

How to Pay for Meals:

  • By credit card or e-check via the Payschools. 

  • By personal check returned to school with student or mailed to 1560 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA 18017. (please make sure to note on check the student name and grade).

If a check bounces for any reason, there is a $20.00 bounced check administrative fee. You will be required to pay cash or money order for the remainder of the school year.

Free and Reduced National School Lunch Program Applications:

LVA participates in the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program:

  • If your child(ren) are new to LVA and currently enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program at  another school, please submit a copy of the application from their previous school. With this, your child will be eligible for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program for the first 30 calendar days of the 2016-2017 school year. You must submit a new application to continue with these benefits after the initial 30 calendar days of the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Apply directly on-line on the COMPASS website (www.compass.state.pa.us) AFTER July 1, 2016.

  • Applications will be available upon request or can be accessed on our website (www.lvacademy.org) AFTER July 1, 2016.

  • Applications cannot be accepted prior to July 1,2016.

  • The cost to families that qualify for reduced payments will be $.40 per lunch and $.30 per breakfast.


Other Important Information

  • Lunch Credits: If using online ordering, meals paid for on school cancellation days (snow days), will be credited to your online account, and deducted from future order. If student has an excused absence, please contact Lynn Berndt if you wish to have a credit.

  • Milk can be purchased by any student for $.50 during lunch periods.

  • Soda is not permitted at LVA.                                     

  • If a student in grades K-6 forgets to bring a bagged lunch, he/she will be given a cheese sandwich or jelly sandwich with milk at no charge.

  • “Fast Food” is not permitted at LVA. If this type of food is brought into school, a parent will be required to supply another lunch that meets the lunch requirement.

For any questions or concerns about the School Nutrition Program please contact Lynn Berndt, School Nutrition Program Coordinator at:

L.berndt@lvacademy.org or 610 866-9660 ext. 4125