Free & Reduced Meal Information
Food Service Procedures
Health & Nutrition
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Food Service offers an Online Free/Reduced Meals Application
Food Service is proud to offer a quick and easy way to complete the Free/Reduced Meals Benefit Application on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Parents can complete the application after setting up a strong password under “user account,” simply click the “Applications/Forms” under the Family heading and follow the link to the online application! Letters of approval or denial will be sent to each family’s mailing address. Paper applications are available on the District website, in each cafeteria, at the Food Service Center, and in every school main office. Questions? Feel free to ask your local food service worker!
New U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulations
While school districts have some flexibility in what foods we off to our students, we are required to plan our menus in accordance with guidelines set by the USDA.
Effective for the 2012-2013 school year, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has brought changes to menu items and to meal selections in the cafeteria. These new regulations reflect the Institute of Medicine's report: "School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children" and the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines are designed to increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, reduce the sodium and fat content of items served, and provide appropriate portion sizes for each age group.
These guidelines translate into the following changes in the cafeteria:
Students are required to take a fruit or vegetable with every meal
To ensure a variety of vitamins and minerals are available, a weekly requirement for new vegetable subgroups served include: dark green, red/orange, beans/peas, starchy, and "other"
Weekly ranges for meat/meat alternates, grains, fruits, and vegetables, with daily minimums
At least half of the grains offered must be whole grain, transitioning to all whole grain rich products by July 1, 2014
Zero trans fat in all items, and saturated fat limited to less than 10% of calories
Calorie ranges with minimum and maximum levels for each age group at lunch
Want more information on the new USDA regulations? Check out these links:
Breakfast and Lunch Prices
Lunch is available daily in all Green Bay Public Schools. Breakfast is available in most Green Bay Schools; please see your school's cafeteria for details. Both elementary and secondary schools offer nutritious and delicious meal choices that meet the USDA requirements of providing one-third of a child's daily nutritional requirement. The secondary lunch program also includes a full meal deal and a wide variety of choices as well as items on the a la carte line.
|Elementary (K-5) |
|Secondary (6-12) |
|Elementary & Secondary Breakfast|
|Paid Elementary & Secondary
|A La Cart Milk|
An a la carte menu is also available in secondary schools. Salad bars and additional milk is offered to students as a part of a school lunch and/or sold as a la carte item(s) for those elementary students with money in their accounts. Breakfast is available at some elementary schools. Check with your school for more information and copies of menus. Free or reduced price meals available to students of eligible households. Please contact your school or the Food Service Department for a Free & Reduced Meals application.
Cash is accepted in all school cafeterias in the lunch line. Checks are preferred and can be made payable to: Green Bay Public Schools-Food Service Department. Any amount of money can be deposited in the student's account at any time using a prepayment envelope. Prepayment envelopes are sent home frequently in the elementary schools are available at any time from the school cafeteria or Food Service Center.
Green Bay Public Schools Food Service utilizes a computer based accounting system. This user-friendly system functions very similar to a debit card. With this computer system, each child is given a confidential food service account to be used for purchases. This system maintains the daily account balance including free, reduced, or full pay meals.
Because this system acts like a debit card, pre-payments must be made before a meal is served to the student. All pre-payments, cash and check, must be made and returned to school in a pre-payment envelope. Pre-payment envelopes are available at any food service cafeteria. The money deposited will remain in the account until the student purchases any food item.
Green Bay Area Public School Food Service Department now accepts online credit card and checking payments.
To register and make a payment to your student's food service account through the My Lunch Money Online payment system, please use the following link: www.mylunchmoney.com. Money paid online will be posted to your students account and available on mylunchmoney.com for review within the day. Call the mylunchmoney service center at 1-800-479-3531 with any questions you may have. A minimal transaction fee of $1.95 per transaction apply for this payment convenience.
Go to www.mylunchmoney.com and register an account for your household to:
Make one time only or recurring payments on your student’s accounts.
Set e-mail reminders for low balances.
View student meal purchases, for one week, for all students K-12.
Set daily and weekly spending limits.
A SPECIAL RESTRICTION FEATURE
allows the parent or guardian to place spending limits on middle or high school student accounts. Limits can be placed on the total amount spent on a la carte purchases or number of meals allowed. These limits can be placed on student accounts by checking the box on the prepayment envelope indicate the limit or by calling your school cafeteria or by visiting www.mylunchmoney.com
and changing their settings. Please call mylunchmoney.com with any questions 1-800-479-3531.
Middle and high school students MUST have their personal Identification cards or enter their 8-digit student ID number for every purchase of a school lunch or any a la carte items.
Elementary students will be issued a card for lunch time use only. The lunch card will have a bar code of the student ID number and a small identifier if the student has any dietary restrictions on the back of the card. At this time there is not a picture of the student on the card. All cards are very discrete. The card will only be seen by the food service worker and the teacher. Students will only handle the cards from the classroom to the lunchroom. The purpose of the card is to allow students to move through the serving line faster.
School Messenger - A home calling system:
To help you manage your child's lunch account, all elementary and middle school students are part of a calling system. We will automatically call your home residence with your child's Food Service account balance when it falls below $7.00 one time a week. If phone calls are not answered, a message will be left on your voicemail or an email will be delivered. In the elementary schools, prepayment envelopes will be sent home with your child at the end of each month.
Please let your school office secretary know of any phone number changes.