Food Service is responsible for the preparation and service of Breakfast and/or Lunch to the students of Chippewa Valley Schools.
ATTENTION PARENTS! Looking to get out of the house a few hours a day while your child(ren) are at school? We have the solution! Chippewa Valley Food Services is looking for stellar employees to help provide delicious lunches to our students! Check out our job openings and be sure to apply!
*Students receiving free/reduced meal benefits are not identified in the service line. Our Meal Magic software protects the identity and privacy of all students. Every student uses the same lines and the computer screen does not indicate which students are free or reduced-price.*
If you will not be attending Chippewa Valley Schools next year, please complete this form regarding the disposition of your funds.
To close out your account efficiently, we will need this form returned to the Food Service Department by Friday, June 16, 2017.
Students without lunch money or money on account are not allowed to charge or be given FREE food.
Breakfast is served daily and offered to all students at:
CVHS, DHS, CVHS 9th Grade Center/IAM, Algonquin, Iroquois, Seneca, Wyandot, Cherokee, Clinton Valley, Erie, Fox, Huron, Miami, Ojibwa and Ottawa. (check your school for times.) If you qualify for free/reduced lunch, you also qualify for free/reduced breakfast!
Elementary Full Pay - $2.75
Middle/High School Full Pay - $3.00
Reduced - $0.40
- Additional $1.50
- Full Pay All Students - $1.55
- Reduced - $0.30
Milk - $0.60
Free/Reduced Meal Application/Information
Free/Reduced Breakfast & Lunch Information
National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Applying for Free and Reduced Price School Meals
Last Verified: 06/16/2016
Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals at any time throughout the school year by submitting a household application directly to your school. Your school will provide you with an application upon request.
If you are earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines, we encourage you to contact your school to fill out a school meal application. The school or local education agency will process your application and issue an eligibility determination.
If you are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, your child automatically qualifies for free school meals. Please contact your school to determine if you need to fill out an application.
You should know...
If you are eligible for unemployment compensation, you might also be eligible for free or reduced price school meals. With the cooperation of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, we are reaching out to vulnerable households affected by current economic conditions. State Workforce Agency Administrators have been asked to inform those seeking unemployment benefits about the availability of free and reduced price school meals.
Please contact your school for additional information and assistance.
- If you currently use SendMoneyToSchool.com to deposit money for your child, this fall you will be able to subscribe to Low-Balance emails. Reminders are sent whenever balances fall below the notification level that you set! Be sure to look for this new feature!
Reminder! If you qualify for Free/Reduced lunch, you are eligible for Free/Reduced Breakfast! You are also eligibile to purchase the daily offerings including: Subs, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizza, Hamburgers & Chicken Patty Sandwiches!
Your child's Student ID number may be obtained from their school's office.
Summer Food Service Programs
Here at Chippewa Valley School District we are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive healthy nutritious meals during the school year. We want to encourage our students to continue with those healthy and nutritious meals during the summer as well. That is why we would like to direct you to Summer Food Service Programs available in your area. Please follow the link in the right column to find a Summer Food Service Program that is close to you.
Parental Controls on SendMoneytoSchool.com To learn how to adjust what your student spends their money on during lunch and breakfast, click HERE for instructions on how to adjust Parental Controls on SendMoneytoSchool.com
Want to Get Involved?
Are you a parent interested in healthy living? Maybe you’re a student, or a teacher, who would like to get involved in creating a healthy environment in your school? Then you should consider joining our school district wellness committee. Our school district is looking for enthusiastic individuals who would like to get involved in developing and promoting health and wellness in each of our schools. It won’t take much of your time, and be a great way to make Chippewa Valley Schools even better! If you’re interested, please contact Leigh Coyle, RD at email@example.com
*DISCLAIMER - The information contained is for informational purposes only and not intended to treat or cure any disease or medical condition or provide diagnostic material for any individual.
Meal Magic program provides benefits to parents, students
The Chippewa Valley Food Service Department is now offering parents a new way to pay for their children's school lunch. The Meal Magic program offers parents the ability to go online to sendmoneytoschool.com to make real-time deposits on a meal debit card that can be used in any of our school buildings. Meal Magic provides a single data base system for the entire district meaning students can travel between buildings and their account history goes with them. This could allow a student to eat breakfast in one building travel to another for lunch and everything would appear under one account. It also allows parents to apply credit that can be split between multiple children located in different school buildings. A photo identification process is used to prevent unauthorized users from using your child's debit card. With sendmoneytoschool.com parents have 24/7 secure access to their child's account, can make one deposit for multiple children, and have the ability to review each child's account through the Internet.
School Nutrition Updates
School Nutrition Updates
In accordance with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, Chippewa Valley Food Service is offering more whole grains, lower-sodium products & a wider variety of fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to produce delicious & healthy balanced meals that everyone can enjoy!
In an effort to help you better understand the changes to our menus, here is a summary of the requirements mandated by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010:
· Students must select a minimum of ½ cup fruit at breakfast. This can be in the form of fresh, frozen, canned or juice.
· All grains at breakfast & lunch are required to be whole-grain rich. This includes pasta, pizza crust, breads & breading.
· Age group specific weekly weighted average sodium targets for breakfast and lunch
o K-5 Breakfast ≤540 mg K-5 Lunch ≤1230 mg
o 6-8 Breakfast ≤600 mg 6-8 Lunch ≤1360 mg
o 9-12 Breakfast ≤640 mg 9-12 Lunch ≤ 1420 mg
· Age group specific weekly weighted average calorie ranges for breakfast and lunch
o K-5 Breakfast: 350-500 K-5 Lunch: 550-650
o 6-8 Breakfast: 400-550 6-8 Lunch: 600-700
o 9-12 Breakfast: 450-600 9-12 Lunch: 750-850
Smart Snacks in Schools
Chippewa Valley Food Service features healthier snacks in order to comply with the Smarter Snacks in Schools legislation. We encourage you to try some of the delicious choices we have to offer, including whole-grain cookies, baked chips & low-fat yogurts! The requirements are as follows:
- Snack items ≤ 200 calories & ≤ 230 mg of sodium
- Snack items ≤ 35% of calories comes from total fat
- Snack items ≤10% of calories comes from saturated fat
- Snack items must contain zero grams of trans fat
- 35% of a snack items weight can come from total sugar
All beverage items sold to students must meet the following:
- Elementary schools may sell up to 8 ounce portions of milk and juice
- Middle Schools may sell up to 12 ounces portions of milk and juice
- High Schools standards limit the maximum container size to 12 ounces for lower calorie beverages and 20 ounces for calorie-free beverages
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Food Service Department
Tel: (586) 723-2110
Cindy VanWormer, Director
Emily DeArmit, RD, Dietitian
Lesley Samulski, Secretary
If you have a food allergy please be aware that CVS Breakfast and Lunch Program foods may contain or have come into contact with peanuts, nuts or other possible allergens.