Contact Us

  • For questions or concerns related to student meals, please contact us:


    Phone: 651-982-8396

Welcome to Nutrition Services

  • The Forest Lake Area Schools Nutrition Services Department provides nutritious meals to students for breakfast and lunch.

Summer Meal Pickup

  • Updated 6/10/2021

    We are excited to announce that the USDA has extended the Summer Meals Program to allow all children 18 and under the opportunity to receive free breakfast and free lunch starting June 14, 2021 and going through August 20, 2021.

    Daily Summer Curbside Meal Information:

    Wyoming Elementary School (Monday-Friday)

    o Dates- June 14th-August 20th (No curbside July 2nd)
    o Time- 9:30 AM-10:30 AM (Daily Pickup at Door #1)

    Forest View Elementary School (Monday-Friday)

    o Dates- June 14th-August 20th (No curbside July 2nd)
    o Time- 9:30 AM-10:30 AM (Daily Pickup at Door #2B)

    Can’t Get to the Forest Lake Area Schools Curbside?

    Download the Free Meals for Kids App to your cell phone to find free school meals near you.

    How it works:

    1. Download the Free Meals for Kids app to your cell phone.

    2. Use the app to find the nearest site providing meals and meal packs by GPS.

    3. Click on the nearby site and use the Meals Updates tab for more details.

    4. Share the app with friends, neighbors and on social media. Free Meals for Kids can be downloaded at Apple or Google Play app stores. There are free meal sites across the state at schools, bus stops, libraries, community centers and parks. The app provides location, directions to the site and hours and days of distribution. More sites are added daily.

Cost for Meals

  • 2021-2022 school year meal prices

    Elementary breakfast - $0.00

    Elementary lunch - $0.00

    Secondary breakfast - $0.00

    Secondary lunch - $0.00

    Adult breakfast - $2.40

    Adult lunch - $4.00

How to Pay for Meals

  • Meals can be pre-paid online through PayPams or payment can be dropped off at the office or sent with your child to school. These funds will be added to your child's school meal account.

    Students us a PIN pad at the school cafeteria to pay for their food purchase via their school meal account.

Free or Reduced Price Meals

  • Free and reduced price meals are available to families who qualify. Families can apply to receive educational benefits, including free school meals. Families who meet the income eligibility requirements will receive school meals for their students at no cost. 

    Please note: Until the application is approved, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money. Apply early to avoid any delays.

    In addition, other educational benefits are available for those who meet the income eligibility requirements. These benefits include discounts on musical instrument rental, activity and parking fees and other school fees. 

    Families can apply for education benefits online (English and Spanish available) or print and fill out a paper application. Families should complete only one application per family. Translated versions of a paper application can be found below. 

    Factors considered in the application process are whether your family receives Minnesota Family Investment Income (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or your household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: this includes parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes: this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

    Income Eligibility Guidelines

    Frequently Asked Questions

    On-line Free and Reduced Application (English and Spanish)

    Hmong Free and Reduced Application (paper) 

    For applications in languages other than English, Spanish or Hmong, go to:

Student Wellness

  • Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.

    Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

    Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

    • Nutrition Education
    • Physical activity
    • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.
  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    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:, 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:

    (1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)  email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.