Contact: Amy Kimmel,  Nutrition Services Coordinator | Phone: 763-600-5041 | Email: akimme@district16.org

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus Payment and Account Information Free/Reduced Price Meals Application

Students eating lunchSpring Lake Park School District 16 provides both breakfast and lunch service to students. A la carte items are also available for purchase at the middle school and high school. Every student is issued an account accessed by a PIN number. Students use this number to purchase meals. The cost of a meal or ala carte item is deducted from the student’s meal account.

 

It’s the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian to keep adequate funds in the account for purchases.  The Nutrition Services Department sends out a weekly caller system to notify of low funds.  Students may deposit money into their account by check or cash at school or by credit card through the Pay PAMS website: www.paypams.com. Checks should be made payable to "District 16 Nutrition Services". Households with more than one child in a school need to designate the amount of money to be placed into each child’s account.

If your student(s) leaves the district and there is a positive balance in their account please complete a refund/transfer form found on the Nutrition Services web page.  If the balance goes unclaimed it will be transferred into an angel account.  For graduating students to request a refund/transfer, the deadline is July 15 of each year.

Free and Reduced Priced- Meals (Application for Educational Benefits) 
Families must complete a new application for each school year which is mailed to each household in August. The application can also be downloaded here.  You will be notified with the status of your application by mail. 

Fruits and Vegetables

20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Try the following tips to enjoy more fruits and vegetables every day.

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids

When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Parfaits, Snack Kabobs, Apple Slices, and more

It’s proven when kids eat a well-nourished meal they learn better and play harder. That’s why we’re all about fresh, nutritious and tasty choices. And, when you’re feeding more than 3,000 students each day that takes some doing! We prepare foods in our own school kitchens and buy local produce, milk and whole grain breads. We’ve added many new items to our menu. Come join us for breakfast & lunch…we look forward to serving you!

Partnership with Local Chef

You might be aware that changes are in the works that will continue to improve our school lunch program. 

In our continued effort to improve the quality and experience of our program, the Spring Lake Park School District has partnered with Chef Marshall O'Brien who is working with our nutrition staff to develop delicious new menu items that meet the new USDA guidelines which require more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Chef Marshall O'BrienWhat does that mean for students? Well, students can expect to see new menu items to choose from in the coming months. But, rather than implement huge changes right away, we are using baby steps to get student feedback throughout the process.

When we introduce new foods, we'll offer students a chance to taste and vote on whether or not they would like to see each new food item on the menu. This will give our staff the feedback they need to adjust recipes and introduce your children to delicious, nutritious food.  We will also provide recipes for you to make these dishes at home. We hope you will enjoy these foods as a family and, together, make a commitment to nutritious eating and a healthy lifestyle.

You can get to know Chef Marshall by visiting his website at chefmarshallobrien.com and subscribing to his e-newsletter, or by following him on Facebook and Twitter.