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- Complete list of all food choices available to students
- Nutrient data for menu items
- Ability to Build-A-Meal and create customized meals
- Ingredient information for certain menu items
- Allergen identification within menu items
- Dietary preference identification showing symbols identifying dietary preferences
- Flexible printing, including print-to-one page functionality
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Welcome to Nutrition Services
The Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health and well being. The Nutrition Department provides high quality nutritious meals to the students at Forest Lake Area School District so they can learn and develop for their future. Our department's services include breakfast, lunch, daycare meals, catering and other meals as needed.
All food and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of the day. School lunch supplies one-third of their recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for calories and key nutrients. Meals are kept to less than 30 percent of calories from fat and less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat.
Cost for Meals
2021-2022 school year meal prices
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USDA is once again providing free school meals to all students.
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.
For applications in languages other than English, Spanish or Hmong, go to:
Dietary Accommodations are governed by both federal and state regulations. Regulations require that lactose reduced milk be made available to any student with a written request from a parent or guardian. If your child needs lactose reduced milk please submit the complete Milk Substitute Form to the cook manager at the school.
All other requests for accommodations require a written statement from a licensed physician using the form below. The statement must include both the items the student cannot eat and the items that may be substituted for it. Although an annual update is not required, the district may request an updated document as needed.
Return original, completed Special Diet Form to the school nurse or cook manager for your child's school. All requests for modifications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and require the involvement of a child nutrition central office administrator and school nursing services staff.
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.
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:
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.