• Shopping BagMichigan Center Schools Food Service Department 

    The Michigan Center Schools Food Service Department is dedicated to serving nutritious and healthy food every day to ALL our students.  You can be assured that we follow all recommendations from our Michigan Health Department and the Michigan Department of Education to ensure the safety of your child and our staff members.

    Breakfast/Lunch Prices
    Meal Period Elementary Secondary
    Breakfast $1.90 $2.10
    Lunch $2.70 $2.95
    Milk $.75 $.75

     

    FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION

    Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available online! CLICK HERE and follow the directions provided. All applications processed for reduced will receive free benefits for the 2022-2023 school year. 


    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement: 

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

    2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

    Michigan Center Schools Food Service Department is an equal-opportunity provider.

     


     

    • Special Dietary Needs
      Confused about when food substitutions must be made for a student when school meals are concerned?
      If a student has a documented disability or medical issue that restricts his or her diet, the school foodservice department MUST make the substitutions as listed by a licensed medical professional (MD, DO, NP, PA) on a completed medical statement form.
      If, however, a request for food substitutions is made for a student without a documented medical issue, the school foodservice department MAY make the substitutions listed on the medical statement form signed by a recognized medical authority. Any substitution of this kind must fully meet the reimbursable meal pattern.
      It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian making the request to submit a properly filled out and documented Special Dietary Accommodation Form.
      Special Dietary Accommodation Form

     

     

    Food Service Policies

     

Important and Useful Links

Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available online! CLICK HERE and follow the directions provided. You will receive notification within 10 days of submission for the benefit determination.

Lunch and Breakfast Menus

  • Contact Information:
     
    Rebecca Nutt, Food Service Director 
    Michigan Center Schools
    400 S. State St.
    Michigan Center, MI  49254
    rebecca.nutt@mccardinals.org
     
     
     
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    Inclement Weather

    When school is canceled due to inclement weather, the meal that was scheduled to be served on the inclement weather day will be served on the return day of school.

    Example: Tuesday is an inclement weather day. Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday, the return day.

     

     
    The Michigan Center Schools Food Services Department provides healthy meals and offerings that meet the USDA Healthier, Hunger-Free Act 2010.  These offerings are expected to enhance a child's academic and physical performance and address childhood obesity issues.

    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.