The Food Service program is a non-profit business whose objective is to improve the health of students by providing a variety of safe, high quality, nutritious foods that students will enjoy eating at an affordable price.
The Food Service program, as an extension of the educational program of the schools, is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the food service programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture through regional office and implemented within Washington State by the Office of the Superintendent of public instruction.
Each school day in all Meridian Schools we offer a complete breakfast and lunch, nutritionally balanced with foods from the food pyramid. Menus are available at each school highlighting the variety of daily food choices including fresh fruits and vegetables.
Meal Pricing 2016-2017
*Free and reduced price breakfast and lunches are available for those children whose families meet federal income eligibility requirements. An application may be downloaded, and are also available in the school offices.
Free and Reduced Meals
Free and reduced price breakfast and lunches are available for those children whose families meet federal income eligibility requirements. An application may be downloaded, and are also available in the school offices.
If you feel you qualify for free or reduced pricing, please complete the application form, sign and return it to your child's school. Directions for completing the application are on the form. Children from families who are eligible for free and reduced price lunch are also eligible for free and reduced price breakfast.
A new application must be filled out each year by October. However, if your family qualified last year for free or reduced price meals, your children may eat at last year's determination until the new application is processed. If you did not participate in a free or reduced category last year and are completing an application for this school year, meals must be paid for at the full price until you receive a determination letter. You are responsible to pay any meal charges accrued before your application is processed. All applications are processed within 10 days after they are received in the food service office. Students receiving free or reduced price meals are not treated differently or singled out from those paying full price.
Meridian School District's Policy 6700 - Nutrition and Physical Fitness
Meridian School Distrcit's Procedure 6700 - Nutrition and Physical Fitness
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.