The nutrition staff is here to serve high quality, nutritious meals at a reasonable price to all students.
School meals programs are supported by USDA. During the school year, MCSD participates in School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program. School meals are well balanced, healthy meals that are required to meet science-based, federal nutrition standards.
Every school lunch includes five great choices that add up to great value:
- No more than 30 percent of calories can come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat.
- Meals must provide one-third of Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamins, A and C, iron and calcium
- School meals are served in age-appropriate portion sizes
- Milk - Fat free flavored and unflavored or unflavored one percent
- Vegetables - Many varieties and colors: dark greens, red/orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy: romaine and baby carrots offered daily; vegetable dip - Hummus, available daily
- Fruit - Canned in light syrup, Canned in juice, Fresh, Dried: minimum of two choices daily at elementary schools and 5 choices as 7th-12th grades.
Director of Nutrition Services
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Revised 5-5-22)
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410; or
- Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement (Revised 3-21-16)
It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.