Breakfast & Lunch Programs Requirements
For the 2021-2022 school year, no students will be charged for school breakfast and lunch! However, we do require that all students have an annual Application for Educational Benefits on file. If you did not already complete this form online or in person at our Welcome Night, please do so by creating an account at this link:
- Main Entrée
- Side Dish
- Main Entrée
- Side Dish
- Fruit & Vegetables
Students must select at least 3 of the 4 options or student must be charged a la carte pricing.
Minneapolis Public Schools Nutrition Services adheres to specific USDA guidelines in providing special diet accommodations for students. Please review the following information if your child requires special diet considerations:
Items on the Gluten Free Menu do not contain any ingredients that contain a gluten-containing grain. Specialty, prepackaged items follow the FDA’s requirements for a gluten-free food. All food preparation surfaces, cooking surfaces and cooking utensils have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to ensure gluten-free preparation.
Minneapolis Public Schools Nutrition Services will provide lactose-reduced milk, such as Lactaid, for children with lactose intolerance. A parent or guardian must make this request in writing by completing and signing the Request for Lactose Reduced Milk form and returning it to the school’s food service manager.
FOOD ALLERGIES or OTHER DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
Minneapolis Public Schools Nutrition Services will provide special dietary requests for students with food allergies and/or other dietary restrictions. In accordance with federal USDA regulations, the Special Diet Statement form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian as well as the child’s licensed physician before any accommodations are made.
Minneapolis Public Schools is Peanut & Tree Nut aware meaning there are NO Peanuts & Tree Nuts purchased for school meals nor on the menu items. Thus it is not required to fill out a special dietary statement for a student with a peanut and/or tree nut allergy. For all other dietary restrictions a complete special diet statement is required prior to any accommodations. Please return completed forms to the school’s food service manager (coordinator).
For more information on the process of dietary accommodations, please refer to the Process to Request Dietary Accommodations.
Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement and Complaint Procedure
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
De acuerdo con la ley federal y las políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, sigla en inglés), se le prohibe a esta institución que discrimine por razón de raza, color, origen, sexo, edad, o discapacidad.
Para presentar una queja sobre discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratis al (866) 632-9992 (voz). Personas con discapacidad auditiva o del habla pueden contactar con USDA por medio del Servicio Federal de Relevo (Federal Relay Service) al (800) 845-6136 (español) o (800) 877-8339 (inglés). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos.