Food & Nutrition

School Lunch
Kaye Kabus
Director of Food & Nutrition


Q: Are school meals free for all students for the 2022-2023 school year?
A: No. On July 1st all current students and new students will be full paid. Students will need money on lunch accounts unless they have received a letter from USD 345 stating that they have been approved for Free/Reduced meals for the 2022-2023 school year by the end of July.

Q: How can I get Free or Reduced priced meals for my child/children? Will I need to complete a Free & Reduced Application to qualify for free/reduced meals for the 2022-2023 school year.
A: Yes, for the last 2 years all students have received free meals due to Covid-19. That benefit expires at the end of this current school year and all students will be considered full price until a completed application is received and approved by Nutrition Services staff.

Q: When will the Free/Reduced application be available and where can I get it?
A: The Free/Reduced Application will not be available until after July 1st, 2022. For new students/families the application will be available online.

Q: Do I need to fill a separate application for each child?
A: No, all the children in the household go on 1 application, even if they attend different schools here at Seaman. All people living in the household should be listed and any income earned must be listed.

Q: Are there any other benefits I might be eligible to receive?
A: There is a “Consent for Disclosure” form that you can complete to receive reduced enrollment fees if you qualify. It will be with the Free/Reduced Application and should be returned with the application.

Q: How much are school meals?
•    Elementary Lunch: $2.65
•    Secondary Lunch (7-12): $2.90
•    Student Breakfast: $1.85
•    Adult Lunch $4.00 
•    Adult Breakfast: $2.35
•    Milk Only: .55

The Food Service Meal Account program is DEBIT, not credit. Adults must have a positive meal account balance to purchase a school meal.

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