Nutrition Services

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Welcome to Robbinsdale Area Schools Nutrition Services

Robbinsdale Nutrition Services would like to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Breakfast and lunch are available at all of our schools. Student meals are planned to be healthy and well-balanced, providing students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school breakfast and lunch!

2019-20 school year:

*All kindergarten students receive breakfast at no cost.

*All students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals will receive FREE breakfast and FREE lunch. Applications must be filled out to qualify and must be filled out every school year. You can fill out an application online at http://rocketscan.rdale.org/ or request a paper application at any school or at the Education Service Center.

School meals offer students milk, fruit and vegetables, proteins and grains, and must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. School lunches meet standards requiring:

*   Age-appropriate calorie limits

*   Larger servings of vegetables, including dark green, red/orange

     vegetables and legumes

*   Fat-free or 1% milk

*   More whole grains

*   Less sodium

We know how important it is to encourage students to consume healthier options, and we're always working to offer our students tastier and healthier choices. We have been working on some new and improved scratch recipes over the past year. We host student taste tests to get feedback directly from students and get them involved in the menu planning process. A daily entree salad will continue to be offered at the schools due to their success. Our school nutrition staff has found great ways to get students excited about healthy food choices and we'll continue to work on creative solutions to ensure healthy foods appeal to students.

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families, too! Prices for 2019-20 are as follows:

Elementary: $2.60
Middle School: $2.80
FAIR School Crystal: $2.80
High School: $2.95
Breakfast at all schools: $1.40
Students bringing a lunch from home may purchase milk for $.50

Those students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch may eat both breakfast and lunch at no cost.  All kindergarten students may eat breakfast at no cost. Forest, Lakeview, Meadow Lake, Noble, Northport and Sonnesyn Elementary schools have a Grab and Go Breakfast in the Classroom program. Students at these schools eat breakfast at no cost.

We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall.

Thank you, and here's to healthy eating!


Katie Wahl

Brie Smith
Assistant Director

Lori Opitz

Click here to see a list of Kitchen Managers by school.

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: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.