Schools/districts participating in federally subsidized child nutrition programs (e.g., National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk program, etc.) are required to modify certain operating and administrative procedures, as a result of new federal regulations in Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The included topics have received updated guidance from the USDA and must be implemented by the identified effective dates.
Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The legislation authorizes funding and sets policy for USDA's core child nutrition programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the Summer Food Service Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows USDA, for the first time in over 30 years, opportunity to make real reforms to the school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children.
The School District of the Menomonie Area is proud to have it's menus certified under the rules that govern the HHFKA.
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The School District of the Menomonie Area is proud to offer a Universal FreeMorning Nourishment program at it's Elementary Schools and it's Middle School.
In addition lunch is available daily at all Menomonie Area Schools. Menus are posted on this website and are at all school locations. All schools participate in the Offer vs Serve Meal option, which allows students to decline a food component for breakfast and two components for lunch. In order to receive funding provided by the State and Federal Government for each meal, we must follow the rules with these programs. In other words, we are not able to just serve milk to a student for lunch in place of a reimbursable meal as we receive no funding for a component of a meal. Under the new HHFKA students need to take a fruit or vegetable for lunch each day.
The secondary schools offer three different lunch entree choices a day. Students who are free or reduced or paid can choose any serving line and select their meal components to build a reimbursable meal.
To view the school's lunch, morning nourishment and breakfast menus, click the links below: