Students need healthy eating habits for good health, adequate growth, and better learning. While school districts have some flexibility in what foods are offered to students, school districts are required to plan menus in accordance with guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Meal Prices - Student meals are free, milk must be purchased by those bringing a bag lunch. Adults must pay for their meals and milk.
Breakfast and lunch are served daily at every school. Meals will be provided at no cost to students for the 2021-2022 school year due to the pandemic.
Milk may be purchased for 40 cents a carton for students who bring lunch. Lactose-free milk is available upon written request.
Application for Educational Benefits
Every year we ask our families to fill out a new Application for Educational Benefits. The application allows us to provide free or reduced-price meals for qualifying families. It also helps the district to receive extra funding to support student programs. Last year, meals were provided to all families for free, so many families didn’t complete this form. Our district experienced a $5 million loss in state funding since we had fewer completed forms. Due to the pandemic, the federal government will continue to provide free meals for all students again this year. If everyone helps and fills out the form, we can restore lost funding for student programs.
Please visit https://family.titank12.com and complete the application form. If you do qualify, you can get discounted rates on athletics and activities fees, swimming lessons, driver training, and community education courses, among other discounts.
There are also many community discounts available for qualifying families. For information about these discounts, visit www.isd622.org/educationalbenefitsapp.
Households that have already been approved for the following public assistance programs are not required to but can complete an Application for Educational Benefits using case number(s) instead of household income information:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Children approved for these programs may be “directly certified” for free school meals, based on data supplied to MDE by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Titan School Solutions
Credit card payments can be made online using the Titan School Solutions website. Titan is free to use and allows parents/guardians to view their child’s account activity, add money to their student’s account, and set up reminders. Go to https://family.titank12.com to access the system.
Special Diet Form
The USDA requires the meal pattern be met at all times unless there is a disability for a child that restricts their diet. Whenever there is a special diet accommodation, there must be documentation on file. Contact your school nurse to get the Special Diet Statement form.