It is our pleasure to share in every student’s life by serving them a nutritious meal at an affordable price. In compliance with federal regulations, D49 Nutrition Services operates as a self-funded enterprise (a not-for-profit business) within the school district. To balance current increased costs for food nationwide, the D49 Board of Education approved the following prices for breakfast and lunch at D49:
Meal Prices SY 22-23
Adult (without milk):
Lunch $ 4.75
D49 nutrition services is not supported by the district’s general fund, and does not operate at a profit from collected fees. Because Congress did not include an extension of the school nutrition waivers that have for two years provided meals at no-cost to all students, District 49 will resume our traditional practice of charging for meals in the 2022-23 school year. This is standard, normal procedure that keeps school districts in compliance with federal regulations on nutrition.
As always, we thank you for your trust and understanding.
Free and Reduced Program:
Free and Reduced Benefits: District 49 encourages all families to explore the benefits offered through the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal plan that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches and breakfasts to children each school day. For more information and to learn how to apply for free and reduced meals and other benefits, go to www.d49.org/freeandreduced.
If you have any questions, please contact Monica Deines-Henderson, nutrition services director, at 719-495-1106.