The USDA School Meals Nutrition Standards require that a variety of low fat unflavored milk or fat free flavored milk be offered, all grains must be at least 51% whole grain-rich, and students must take at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable with breakfast and lunch. Meals also must meet calorie, fat, sodium and sugar guidelines.
In addition to meeting the USDA guidelines for even healthier meals and offerings for your children, starting in school year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines.
Below are links to the School Meal Nutrition Standards, Smart Snacks in Schools and regulations and the food calculator we use to make sure food and beverage items meet the Nutrition Guidelines.
See below for Online link and New Form for 2015-2016 School Year.
** APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED AT ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR**
IF you are NEW to the district and received Meal Assistance from your previous school you MUST fill out a NEW Application - benefits do NOT transfer automatically !!!
See below for Paper application.
IF filling application out prior to July 1, please use the July 1,2015 date.
Applications dated before July 1, 2015 can not be processed.
Applications must be filled out "Completely".
Please read it carefully and fill in ALL information as asked for.
There are 4 steps/sections - if applicable all sections must be completed.
DO NOT USE PENCIL !
Applications will not be processed until the form is complete. Please make sure you provide current contact information in case we have a question.
How to apply?
Use our secure online application
Complete a paper application (scroll down for applications and instructions)
Director of Food & Nutrition Services
400 S. State St.
Michigan Center, MI 49254
Student's who qualify for Meal Assistance must take Full or "Combo Meals"
(Single, Extra entrees or snack items are NOT covered)
Did you know?
Please print the attached document, complete it and turn it in to your building office.