School Nutrition & Wellness
Welcome to Sun Prairie's School Nutrition and Wellness Department!
The goal of the School Nutrition Program in Sun Prairie is to provide high quality, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to all students. Eligible students receive meals free or at a reduced price. We also strive to keep the price low for students paying full price.
All schools operate on a computerized pre-payment lunch accounting system. Every student in the District has a School Nutrition Account. All students enter their personal five digit student id number to access their account or they may use cash. Any breakfast, lunch or milk item is deducted from the student's account.
We look forward to serving your child a nutritious meal. We also encourage you to visit your child's cafeteria and join them for breakfast and lunch.
District Wellness Policy (updated 7/17)
If your child qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch they also qualify for a Free or Reduced Breakfast. Have them also join us for Breakfast!
We have made some changes to the way that you view school menus. View a school specific, printable menu that also includes carb and nutrition information. You will need to choose a school location. Please note that the link to Nutrislice will appear on each school page.
One of the things we love most about living in Sun Prairie is how our community comes together to help those in need.
And right now there are hungry students in our public schools who need your help.
In recent years, we’ve worked hard to advocate for policies that ensure that every student in our schools has equal opportunity to succeed, and we are proud to live in a community where the school board and district administration put students first when making policy decisions.
After learning more about how many students are hungry in our district and how many teachers and staff members were paying out of pocket to meet their most basic needs, we started a 501(c)(3) non-profit – the SPARC Local Action Fund – to do our part in making sure kids were ready to learn and thrive in our amazing public schools. And community partners have stepped up to help in a powerful way – from businesses and churches to individuals and civic groups. We are so thankful for this support!
Research shows a clear correlation between nutrition and brain development, and hunger and the ability to concentrate and learn. We know that all of our students have great potential – but some are struggling to achieve because they are hungry during the school day.
Thanks in part to your help shining a spotlight on student hunger throughout Snack Smart program, we were able to advocate for changing district policy so that no student is “shamed” in the lunchroom by receiving a cold lunch because of an inability to pay. The district now prides itself on being a leader in this area, and is committed to providing a fair and equitable lunch for all students, regardless of their ability to pay.
If you or your organization would like to be a HUNGER HERO for Sun Prairie students, make a tax-deductible donation today to the SPARC Local Action Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by clicking on the Donate button. Be sure to write HUNGER HERO Fund in the "instructions to seller" space on PayPal - or in the memo line of your check.
The School Nutrition Program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the program are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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:
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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