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.
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.