Nutrition Services


 A Free and Reduced Meal Application MUST be completed ANNUALLY for your student to receive meal benefits.

Use the link below to complete the meal application online today.

2016-2017 School Meal Applications 
Complete the Free & Reduced Application Today


Free & Reduced Lunch Online Application
Qualify For Free or Reduced Price Meals

Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals.  Families that meet the Eligibility Criteria should complete or down load an online application, request a meal application from the Nutrition Services Department or school office.  All students who qualify receive meals free of charge or at a reduced rate.  To apply on line select On-Line Application or view and print an Application from the District Web site.

For those families that qualify for FREE meals, breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost. For families that qualify for REDUCED price meals, the charge for breakfast is .30 and the charge for lunch is .40.

Middle and High School students can choose from a variety of entrée choices from the traditional, grill or grab and go service lines.  By adding a milk or side item it completes the balanced meal.  Entrée selections that qualify are traditionally called “value meal” selections.  

If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, discounted or free school services may also be available.  Ask your school for more information about benefits available at your school as benefits vary from school to school.

Paying for School Meals

We offer a variety of convenient ways to pay for school meals.  Checks and cash are always accepted by the manager of the school cafeteria either as a pre-paid deposit to a student's account or for purchasing individual meals or ala carte items such as milk or juice.  The Point of Sale System tracks your student’s purchases and alerts the cashier of any potential food allergies. Parents can conveniently pre-pay online student accounts registering and using

To download a copy of the Medical Statment for Special Meals, follow this link.


Nutrition Services

The Nutrition Services Department is dedicated to providing students with quality meals, nutrition knowledge, skills and values they need for healthy growth and academic success.   Each day we serve nearly 14,000 nutritious meals that meet the recommended dietary allowances for school-age children.  Our menu plan includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins.   Please view School Lunch Menus to learn more about the nutritious breakfast and lunch choices offered daily at your child’s school. 

We are proud to be meeting award level nutritional requirements of The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Healthier US School Challenge.  The USDA Food Pyramid has a new look called MyPlate. Learn more about MyPlate by reading our monthly Nutrition Education Series that offers simple healthy lifestyle tips for your whole family.  


The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities.  Inquiries related to Department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator – Civil Rights Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; fax number 573-522-4883; email

USDA Non-discrimination 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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Nutrition Services Department


Nutrition Services

1400 West Geo Space Drive
Independence, MO 64056
(816) 521-5371
Office hours: 7:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Free and Reduced 2016-2017

You may apply for benefits at any time during the school year. If you wish to review the decision further, you have the right to a fair hearing. This can be done by calling or writing the following official:

Brad Kramer, Nutrition Services Director
1400 West Geo Space Drive
Independence, MO 64056
(816) 521-5371

Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program Monthly Fact Sheet
Meal Prices

Meal Prices 2016-2017

Elementary Students

Breakfast $1.60
Lunch $2.45
Extra Milk $0.50


Middle and High School Students

Breakfast $1.70
Lunch $2.60
Extra Milk $0.50


Adults and District Staff

Breakfast $2.00
Lunch $3.00