Food & Nutrition Services
Our Food Philosophy
Minnewaska Food and Nutrition Services goal is to foster positive eating habits that last a lifetime for students. The foods we provide go above and beyond the minimum standards set by USDA. As much as possible, we source foods with real ingredients that minimize added preservatives and anything artificial as well as limiting added sugars.
We also believe that to truly teach life long habits, students must understand how foods fuel their bodies as well as open up new flavors and foods for them to experience. We frequently offer new foods for students to taste and to also learn why it is good for them!
The following meal plans are applicable based on what learning plan your child(ren) is participating in for the 2020-21 school year.
Questions can be directed to Deb Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (320) 239-4800 ext 1478
Don’t Forget Your Take Home Meal, They are FREE!
NEW! Scan Cards for Getting Your Meals
After School Activities Meals
The mission of Food and Nutrition Services is to provide high quality, nutritionally sound, food service programs that support student learning.
Every day we offer healthy and delicious breakfasts and lunches to help our students be successful throughout the day, but what about after school activities? Many of our students are involved in after school activities and may not be able to have dinner until late in the day. Now available students may pre-order and pre-pay for an easy grab and go meal or snack. Options include a sub sandwich on whole grain, a classic favorite PB&J on whole grain or a protein packed soft pretzel pack. There will also be other grab and go a la carte items available for purchase.
Meal order forms will be available in the High School Main Office, kitchen and available for download here. Orders must be placed to either the High School office or kitchen by 10:30 a.m. and will be available for pick up between 1:45-3:15 p.m. All meals must be pre-ordered and pre-paid; charging will not be allowed.
Any meal not picked up will be held through breakfast of the next day, after that it will be discarded and the account will still be charged.
Free School Meals
Why Should My Family Take Advantage
• They are FREE & help to stretch your household budget
• They save you time & are available for Distance Learning Days
• They make the day seem a little more normal
• It helps sustain jobs & the local economy
• They are delicious, nutritious, and convenient
This could be your lunch!
Actual District 2149 School Lunch pictured below
The purpose of the Wellness Committee is to to create and evaluate methods that promote student wellness, prevent and reduce childhood obesity, and assure that school meals and other food and beverages sold and otherwise made available on the school campus during the school day are consistent with applicable minimum local, state, and federal standards.
Paulette Noel, FNS Supervisor
Janeen Peterson, FNS Director
Megan Boutain, School Nurse
Shelley Svec, Horizon Public Health
We are currently looking for committee members. If interested contact Paulette Noel to be invited to the next virtual committee meeting.
Farm to School
Fresh foods taste best! We partner with several local farmers for fresh ingredients on our menus.