Free and Reduced Lunch
Application for benefits are available at all times online through Skyward Parent Access (Food Service Tab), home page on District Website, in the District Office or at your child’s school’s main office. Families receiving benefits last year at any school must reapply at the beginning of this school year. Random income verification is required by the Federal Government. Call Deanna Cooley at (763) 389-6162 with any questions.
- Reduced status students for 2017-2018 receive free breakfast and lunch.
- Kindergarten students for 2017-2018 receive free breakfast regardless of income status.
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Offer vs. Serve
Princeton Schools utilizes the "Offer verses Serve" method for meal service. This provision allows children to choose food items that are offered rather than requiring them to take all foods listed on the menu. Students must choose at least three of the five food categories offered at lunch. Students are required to select a minimum of a 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable with each meal. Using this method reduces unnecessary food waste, acknowledges students' independent nature and ability to choose, and allows students to try new food items without having to take the entire portion.
It has been proven that parents who discuss food choices and encourage children to eat a variety of foods have a positive impact on a child's nutrient intake.
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.
Meal Prices for 2017-18
All Schools: $1.45
Primary and Intermediate: $2.30
Middle School and High School: $2.40
Milk: $0.40 per carton
2nd Lunch - $2.95