ENCOURAGING HEALTHY CHOICES
School meals are a great value and convenience for busy families. We are continually striving to offer healthier and tastier choices to students at our Cambridge cafeterias with healthy new menus and Local Farm to School food. We offer a variety of foods that meet USDA requirements, including the following:
Age-appropriate calorie limits
Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
Only whole grains
You will use your e-Funds account to deposit money in student lunch accounts and pay milk break fees (elementary only). You can also review lunch account records with your Family Access (Skyward) account. Low balances are addressed in the district Food Service Policy 761.1, which can be found under the District page. We encourage all families to read this policy in its entirety at beginning of each school year.
Please note: It may take up to two days for deposits to be processed in Family Access.
If you know that your student cannot wait for two days, please send cash with them, or give money directly to the school office secretary, for immediate processing.
>> If you have questions regarding free/reduced eligibility or your Family Access (Skyward) account, please contact Betsy Bamlett @ 423-9727 ext 1117.
FREE AND REDUCED INFORMATION
Applications can be found at each school's main office, or you may print one from the following link and turn it into your school office at any time during the school year. You can also find an online application under Family Access (Skyward).
Free and Reduced Application 22-23
Free and Reduced Application Instructions 22-23
Free and Reduced Frequently Asked Questions 22-23
Students in all grades are allowed to take a second helping of the entrée for $2.00. All students, regardless of free/reduced eligibility, will be charged for a second helping.
Students at all grade levels are allowed to take as many fruits and vegetables as they would like, free of charge. The only exception is on days where we have limited amounts of an item, such as a prepackaged fruit cup or juice box. These items are available for $0.50.
>> You may contact Betsy Bamlett at 608.423.9727 x1151 to prevent your student from purchasing second helpings or a la carte.
For all other Food Service related questions or concerns, please contact our Food Service Director, Janice Murray at 608.423.9727 x1116.