Food Service 2017-10-09T15:29:57+00:00

Food Service

Access to Healthy Food Matters
Existing research and data suggests that with quality nutrition, students are better able to learn, have fewer absences and can improve behavior, all of which causes fewer disruptions to learning and in the classroom.

We are proud to announce the addition of our new food service program from Taher Foods. Their philosophy goes hand in hand to our commitment to provide the best learning environment for our students.

Taher staff cook from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients and partner with farmers and growers who are committed to sustainable practices and humane standards. The licensed dietitians stay current on advancements in nutritional knowledge and continuously weave these into menus – like the addition of more whole grains and the complete phase out of all trans fats.

At our school sites, families can expect the following:

  • Meals prepared at their Plymouth kitchen using no pork products, with no pork onsite and at a separate time from other programs
  • Meals delivered hot
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable bar provided, offering five selections of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Menu selections include one hot entrée per day and one hot breakfast item per week

Food Allergy Information
We understand that food allergies can have serious consequences. Please submit the Special Diet Statement, completed by a licensed physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse, such as a certified nurse practitioner. Updates to this form are required only when a child’s needs change.

Parents/guardians may provide a written request for lactose-reduced milk if their child is lactose intolerant without a physician’s signature. Please contact the main office with your concerns.

School Nutrition Programs
The School Nutrition Programs are federally assisted nutrition programs that operate in public, nonpublic and residential child care institutions in Minnesota. For program information and connection to resources, visit the School Nutrition page on the Minnesota Department of Education’s website.

Resource: Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Many children in Minnesota, get their only meals from school. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, over 38.1 percent of kids receive free or reduced price lunch at their school, but only 17 percent of them continue to receive meals in the summer from a program.The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a USDA child nutrition program administered by the Nutrition, Health and Youth Development Division at MDE. Learn more about the Summer Food Program on the MDE website.

Food Services

Links & Menus

Lunch Schedules

MTS Elementary
Monday – Thursday 11:20 am-12:30 pm
Friday 11:25 am-12:40pm

Banaadir Academy
Monday – Friday 11:00 am-12:35 pm

Banaadir South
Monday – Friday 11:20 am-12:40 pm

MTS Secondary: Banaadir Math & Science
11:38 am –12:03 pm

MTS Secondary: Middle School
12:07 -12:32 pm

MTS Secondary: High School
12:32 – 12:57 pm

For information please contact:

Erin Schurman
Food Service Director

eschurman@emailmtcs.org
612-235-5938

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