Nutrition Services

  • Welcome to Nutrition Services!

    • Spring Lake Park Schools 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 a la carte item is deducted from the student’s meal account

     

    It is the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian to keep adequate funds in the account for purchases

    • Nutrition Services provides weekly reminders via a caller system, emails and letters of notification to families with low funds
    • Payment may be made directly at the school or by credit card through the Pay PAMS website: www.paypams.com
    • Cash is not preferred due to the inability to trace payments
    • Checks should be made payable to "Spring Lake Park Schools" and include the Student's Name, Student ID number and the Pin #
    • Households with more than one child need to designate the amount of money to be placed into each child’s account
    • The High School has two cash machines for students to manage their meal account, view their balance and add money

     

    Free and Reduced Priced- Meals (Application for Educational Benefits)

    • A new application must be completed every year to continue meal benefits
    • Complete and return the 2017-18 Free and Reduced Application
    • Do not use the old 2016-2017 application
    • New applications are mailed to each household in August
    • PLEASE NOTE!!  Prior year eligibility status will remain in effect only until October 24, 2017 - then automatically rolls into FULL PAY status
    • Be sure to reapply every year! You are responsible for any/all meal purchases until the application is received and processed! 

    After you complete and return the application

    • The Nutrition Services Department will process the application within 10 operating days of receiving it
    • Parents/Guardians are responsible to keep adequate funds in the account for purchases until a new application is received and approved or provide meals for your child(ren)
    • You will be notified with the status of your application by mail

     

    If your student(s) leaves the district and there is a positive balance in their account

    • Please complete a Refund/Transfer Form found here
    • 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

     

    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 the 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!


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