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School Nutrition Services

MRH School Nutrition Services is here to nourish the well-being of students and staff through nutritious and tasty meals.

Our department has a Registered Dietitian and Certified Sous Chef guiding our team of school nutrition service professionals to elevate the student and staff experience. Our focus is incorporating more recipes from scratch and increasing our Seed to Table efforts to continually develop our school nutrition culture. 

We participate in federal school meal programs to provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks that follow nutrition guidelines from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service National School Lunch Program (Spanish), School Breakfast Program (Spanish), and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. These guidelines are based off of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

We also process the Free and Reduced Meal Application that must be turned in every year, at the start of the school year. This allows us to provide financial benefits for families who qualify as Free or Reduced. 

Your voice is important to us. We encourage students and families to participate in the Wellness Committee to help guide student and staff health and wellness through food, physical activity, and more.

If you would like to join our school nutrition service family, please visit the Current Job Openings site to see the available listings.

What a Meal Looks Like

Breakfast

Breakfast consists of three main food components: (1) whole grain and/or lean protein; (2) fruit, vegetable, and/or 100% fruit juice; and (3) milk. We can offer multiple items within each food component. School Nutrition staff encourage all students to eat a well-balanced breakfast.

Students will receive a school breakfast of the three food components in the appropriate portion sizes for their grade level. All school breakfasts are free of charge.

At ELE, MS, and HS, students will need to choose three items as long as it includes a fruit or 100% juice for the meal to remain free of charge. Examples of this are: 

  • yogurt, granola, and 100% fruit juice
  • cereal, milk, and fruit
  • entree (consisting of grain and protein) and fruit

Lunch

Lunch consists of five main food components: (1) whole grain, (2) lean protein, (3) vegetable, (4) fruit, and (5) milk. Child Nutrition staff encourage all students to select a well-balanced lunch.

At ECC and ELE, students will receive a lunch tray with all five components. If they only want milk, they will be charged $0.50, regardless of benefit status. 

At ELE, MS, and HS, students can choose, at minimum, three components as long as they have an appropriate portion of the vegetable and/or fruit component for the meal to be considered a lunch. Examples of this are:

  • Entree (consisting of grain and protein) and green beans
  • Entree (consisting of grain and protein), fresh apple, and milk
  • Vegetable side dish, fresh orange, and milk

A la carte

A la carte items can only be purchased with money in hand or in the account. If there is a negative balance, these items will not be given to the student.

Milk is available at all schools for $0.50.

Only MS and HS have snack items to be offered for sale. Prices range from $0.25 to $1.00. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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 filine_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 (566) 632-9992. 

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 

              1400 Independence Avenue, SW 

              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email:program.intake@usda.gov. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.