Food Service

Welcome to Princeton Public Schools Food Service page! We all know that healthy meals are the cornerstone of the success of every student. Our department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

2019-20 Meal Prices

ISD 477 provides healthy meals each day to students across the District.

Family Center, Primary & Intermediate Breakfast: $1.50
Family Center, Primary & Intermediate Lunch: $2.50

Student Services, Middle and High School Breakfast: $1.50
Student Services, Middle and High School Lunch: $2.60

Second Lunch: $3.15
Second Entree Only (MS & HS only): $1.95
Ala Carte Milk: $0.40

Snack Milk (grade K-2 only): $0.40 daily

*Please note-snack milk is NOT covered under the free/reduced meal program. Every student must pay for snack milk. Pre-K students receive free snack milk at the expense of the district.

Kindergarten students receive FREE breakfast.
Students on free or reduced priced meals receive FREE breakfast AND lunch daily.

Adult Breakfast: $2.10
Adult Lunch: $4.00

Free & Reduced Meals

Did You Know?
Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals, for some students the cost for breakfast and lunch is at no charge.

  • A new application must be submitted each year, and will be available July 1, 2019.
  • Your application also helps your household and our schools qualify for additional education funds and discounts.

IMPORTANT: You will need to provide a copy of this letter to your school office for reduced fees where allowed in other school programs, such as activity fees. Your school office can only obtain a copy of this letter through you. When you receive your letter, please keep this letter throughout the school year.

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 2019-2020 receive free breakfast and lunch.
  • Kindergarten students for 2019-2020 receive free breakfast regardless of income status.
  • Why Apply? Click here to learn how your application helps fund programs throughout the district.

Lunch Accounts

Payments to a student's food service account can be made online, 24 hours a day, through RevTrak. If a child's food service balance is low, you can add money using a Discover, Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. Online payments through Parent Access are immediately posted to the student's food service account. All credit card statements will show the payment has been made to the Princeton ISD 477 School District. Parents will NOT be charged a fee for this service. We also accept cash or check at each school cafeteria.

Food Service Meal Account Maintenance Policy
Food Service Meal Account Maintenance Procedure

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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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 the 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, you have two options:

  1. Complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer, and at any USDA office; or,
  2. Write a letter addressed to USDA; 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 one of the following methods:
    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.

Food Service Forms

Application for Educational Benefits

Fill out this application to apply for Free or Reduced meals.

Food Service Contacts

Deanna Cooley

Food Service Director

Jackie Lindenfelser

Operations Administrative Secretary
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