Food Service Program

Mission
Food Service is a self-supporting, customer driven, department that provides nutritious food in a cost effective manner building healthy minds and bodies ready to learn.
 

Research has shown that there is an important, positive relationship between good nutrition and health, behavior and student learning. The Meridian School District participates in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and the USDA Food Distribution Program. United States Department of Agriculture regulations guide our program. The menus meet the USDA specifications based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans.

 

New District Meal Charge Policy
Starting August 30th 2017 all students who intend to buy food through the school meals program must pay in advance or pay as they go to purchase items. No credit will be extended. 

 

Meridian School Distrcit's Procedure 6700  - Nutrition and Physical Fitness

 

What if your student still has unpaid debt on his/her account? 
A student with debt from previous school years on their account can bring cash or check (checks must be made payable to Meridian School District) and pay as they go for meals! The full amount owed on all accounts still must be paid.
 

Meal Pricing 2016-2017

Regular

Grade LevelBreakfastLunchSnack
K-5$1.50$2.75N/A
6-12$1.75$3.00N/A

Reduced

Grade LevelBreakfastLunchSnack
K-3$0$0 N/A
4+5$0$0.40N/A
6-12$0$0.40N/A

*Free and reduced price breakfast and lunches are available for those children whose families meet federal income eligibility requirements. An application may be downloaded, and are also available in the school offices.
 

Free and Reduced Meals

 

Free and reduced price breakfast and lunches are available for those children whose families meet federal income eligibility requirements. An application may be downloaded, and are also available in the school offices.
If you feel you qualify for free or reduced pricing, please complete the application form, sign and return it to your child's school. Directions for completing the application are on the form. Children from families who are eligible for free and reduced price lunch are also eligible for free and reduced price breakfast.


A new application must be filled out each year by October. However, if your family qualified last year for free or reduced price meals, your children may eat at last year's determination until the new application is processed. If you did not participate in a free or reduced category last year and are completing an application for this school year, meals must be paid for at the full price until you receive a determination letter. All applications are processed within 10 days after they are received in the food service office. Students receiving free or reduced price meals are not treated differently or singled out from those paying full price.

 

Meridian School District's Policy  6700 - Nutrition and Physical Fitness

Meridian School Distrcit's Procedure 6700  - Nutrition and Physical Fitness

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.