• Apples Michigan Center Schools Food Services Department 


    Visit mccardinals.nutrislice.com for menus and nutrition information

     The way you access your student’s school menus is by using the above Nutrislice interactive website. In addition, you may download a free app for a smartphone or mobile device to view things when you’re on the go. The website and app allow you to see menu item descriptions and photographs, filter common food allergens, translate the menus into another language, view carb counts and calories, and much more.

    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.

    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.

  • Financial Assistance

    If there is a need for financial assistance with school meal programs, you can apply online at www.lunchapp.com.  When using this site, you will no longer need to send in the paper application.  Once the application is reviewed, you will receive a letter indicating if the application was approved as free, approved as reduced price, or denied.  Please be aware that any benefits will begin only after the food service representative has reviewed your application.  Benefits cannot begin immediately as a determination of eligibility must be made.  Any charges to the account before the application is approved will be your responsibility.

    How to apply?

      Use our secure online application

    • Go to www.lunchapp.com
    • Read the agreement and continue.
    • Select Michigan Center School District
    • Follow the instructions for completing the questions on the application
    • Follow the instructions for submitting the application


     Complete a paper application (scroll down for applications and instructions)

    • Paper applications are available in all school offices or click the link below to download a copy.
    • Instructions for completing the application.  
    • Return the applications to school in a sealed envelope to the attention of:

      Rebecca Nutt
      Director of Food & Nutrition Services
      400 S. State St.
      Michigan Center, MI  49254

      Students who qualify for Meal Assistance must take Full or "Combo Meals" 

    (Single, Extra entrees or snack items are NOT covered) 



    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 !!!

    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.

    Applications will not be processed until the form is complete. Please make sure you provide current contact information in case we have a question.


    Did you know? 

    • Family finance is a very personal matter and your application will be handled with confidentiality and respect.
    • Students receiving meal benefits are not identified in the service line.  Our Meal Magic software protects the identity and privacy of students.  All students use the same service line and the computer screen does not indicate which students are free or reduced-price.
    • Free and Reduce-price meals are provided with federal tax dollars.  The school district does not subsidize meals to students who qualify.
    • Michigan Center Schools, Food and Nutrition Services processes all applications, and determines eligibility using federal income guidelines and following federal regulations.

Important Links

Contact Information

  • Michigan Center Schools
    400 S. State St.
    Michigan Center, MI  49254
    Rebecca Nutt, Food Service Director