Food & Nutrition Services
Food & Nutrition Services is responsible for the preparation and service of Breakfast and/or Lunch to the students of Chippewa Valley Schools.
Thanks to a program extension from the USDA, Chippewa Valley Schools will now feed all children 18 years and younger for FREE through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. To see if your family qualifies for additional benefits, please fill out a free/reduced application at www.lunchapp.com. Applications are good for one school year and should be completed each year unless you are notified that your child qualifies for free/reduced meal benefits for the current school year.
Attention Debit Users leaving the district: Upon departing the district, if you have remaining funds on your Lunch account, you may fill out the
Debit Users Refund Form, to collect those funds.
Printable versions are also available below.
Breakfast is served daily and offered to all students at:
CVHS, DHS, Algonquin, Iroquois, Seneca, Wyandot, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clinton Valley, Erie, Fox, Huron, Miami, Mohawk, Ojibwa, Ottawa, Sequoyah and Shawnee. (check your school for times.) All students qualify for FREE breakfast!
*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.*
Each student has an automatic meal account that is assigned to them when they enroll at the district. This meal account together with the balance follows the student as they move throughout the district from elementary to middle to high school. Students that qualify for free or reduced will also have an account that protects the identity and privacy of students receiving meal benefits.
There are three options for parents to put money on their student’s account:
- On-Line Deposit -You may use the internet to deposit money at the following secure site: www.sendmoneytoschool.com.
- Cash—you may send cash in with your student. Cash sent in will be for deposit only. All remaining funds will be deposited on the student's account. For elementary, please put cash in envelope with your child’s name on the envelope. Secondary students can give cash directly to cashier at lunch time.
- Check—Make check payable to Chippewa Valley Schools Food Service. Please put your child’s name on bottom of check. (There is a $20.00 fee for insufficient funds).
How to check student balance? Parents can go to www.sendmoneytoschool.com and set up an online account at no charge. You will need your student’s 10 digit ID number for the first log in. Your child's student ID number may be obtained from their school's main office.
If you currently use SendMoneyToSchool.com to deposit money for your child, you can choose 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!
Parental Controls on SendMoneytoSchool.com
To learn how to adjust parental controls and determine what your student spends their money on during lunch and breakfast, click HERE!
If you will not be attending Chippewa Valley Schools next year, please complete this form regarding the disposition of your funds.
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: 08/6/20
Breakfast and lunch will be free to ALL students for the 20/21 school year. To see if you qualify for additional benefits, you may complete a free/reduced meal application at www.lunchapp.com or by completing the application found HERE.
Schools applications are available in the main office at each building. 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.
Breakfast and Lunch
For the 20/21 School Year, All students may receive breakfast and lunch FREE.
- Additional serving $1.50
- Second Meal is $3.00 for middle/high and $2.75 for elementary
Milk - $0.60
Summer Meal Locations
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 visit www.michigan.gov/meetupeatup to find a Summer Food Service Program that is close to you.
ALL Breakfast & Lunch Nutritional information can be found by clicking here or by visiting https://chippewavalleyschools.nutrislice.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.
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
Click Here to see the latest Food Service Announcements!
STUDENTS WITHOUT LUNCH MONEY
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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