Message from the Director of Food & Nutrition Services
We are happy to welcome students to the Food and Nutrition Program.
Healthy school meal menus are developed in line with USDA meal pattern requirements. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act requires menus to meet science-based, federal nutrition standards limiting saturated fat and portion size. Menus must also offer the right balance of fruits, vegetables, milk, grains and protein with every meal. In addition to meeting nutrition standards, we offer multiple menu selections and include Farm to School produce.
“We are always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices”, says Tonja Cunningham, the school districts Food & Nutrition Services Director. We make student favorites healthier. One example is our pizza which is prepared on whole grain bread with low-sodium sauce and low-fat cheese. Students often do not notice the difference.
Children need protein and limited amounts of fat to support growth and development. School meal programs provide nutrient-dense foods such as low-fat dairy products, lean meats and whole grains served in age-appropriate portions.
School meals are a good value and a great convenience for busy families.
Participation in the computerized school meals program is easy. It is a pre-payment accounting system. You can send payments with your student or mail them directly to ISD #701 Food & Nutrition Services Dept., 1114 East 23rd Street, Hibbing, MN 55746. Every deposit must have the students name and/or your family identification number on it. Students must have money in their school meals account to charge a meal. Students are encouraged to bring in money to cover a week or month worth of meals. The prepayment system helps students avoid daily cash handling.
For your convenience school meal prices are listed below. Your questions, suggestions and comments are always helpful and appreciated. The best of luck for a productive school year.
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|All Kindergarten Students and Free/Reduced Price Breakfast Participants||FREE|