Food & Nutrition
New Foods And Nutrition, Free and Reduced Meals System
Children need healthy meals to learn. MMSD offers healthy meals every school day. All of our menus in the USDA program are designed to meet USDA nutritional standards. Each menu is analyzed weekly, evaluating it using eight specific nutritional targets.
As we all prepare for September, MMSD wants to make you aware of a significant change that may impact the families in our community. During the pandemic, ALL MMSD schools received federal aid that allowed ALL students to eat school meals free of charge. These funds are no longer available. As a result, MMSD will revert to pre-pandemic practices of charging for breakfast and lunch.
Some of our schools are eligible for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge for the school year (see below for full list of schools). All students at these 16 CEP schools will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. However, we will still be requesting applications from households with a student participating in the CEP. Completing the application is still necessary for other programs, and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for these additional benefits.
MMSD is using the service School Café to connect families to MMSD School Nutrition. Creating an account is quick and easy and will offer access to school menus, account balance, payment options, and the ability to apply and see the status of your free and reduced lunch application.
Here is what you need to do:
Create your account on School Café.
You will need your students school ID number to create an account.
Please reach out to you school for this information if you are unable to locate it.
- Log back in to your School Café account
- Access school menus, account balance, payment options and the free and reduced lunch application
MMSD Food and Nutrition believes that good nutrition is a key to learning. Last year, we proudly served more than 1.5 million meals to our students.
On Monday, Aug. 1, we are launching a new system for you to access school menus and other information on the district Food and Nutrition programs.
Toki students became expert taste testers this week during a lunchtime visit from the Madison Schools - MMSD Food Service Team!