Maconaquah Schools will receive FREE lunches!
The USDA has announced that they will be extending the Child Nutrition Program waiver to provide continued access to free meals at school. This waiver will carry on through June of 2022, meaning all students at Maconaquah School Corporation will be able to enjoy FREE breakfast and lunch meals for all of the 2021-22 school year.
Students will be allowed one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. Ala Carte purchases will be available at the middle and high school, however, money will need to be in the student's account to be able to purchase ala carte.
We are so excited about the opportunity to continue this waiver for our students! For any questions regarding this waiver, please contact Kim Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-689-9131 ext. 1900.
SFSP Program Announcement
The Maconaquah School Corporation has announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Please click the link below for more details:
Pipe Creek Elementary School
Maconaquah Middle School
Welcome to Maconaquah School Corporation Food and Nutrition Services. The Federal Government passed new regulations in January 2012 regarding the contents of school lunches beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
We are now required to serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables. We must offer 1/2 cup of dark green vegetables, 3/4 - 1 1/4 cups of red/orange vegetables, 1/2 cup of legumes (beans), 1/2 cup of starchy vegetables, 1/2 - 3/4 cup of other vegetables, and 1- 1 1/2 cups of additional vegetables from any category. The amount served depends on the grade level of the student. Students in ALL grades must take no less than 1/2 cup of fruit and/or vegetables.
You can go to www.choosemyplate.gov and look under the My Plate tab to see what qualifies under these categories. The students will be seeing new items this year, and we ask you to encourage your son/daughter to try them out.
In addition, requirements such as minimum and maximum calorie limits have been specified per grade as well as a maximum percentage of saturated and fats and sodium. No trans fats are allowed unless they are naturally occurring, such as those in meat products. Other changes include the milk that we serve. We are only allowed to offer 1% white milk or fat-free (skim) white or flavored milk.
If you have any questions about the new challenge to educate students on developing healthy eating habits, please feel free to contact me or any of the building level cafeteria managers. We will be happy to answer your questions.
PAY FOR LUNCH ONLINE
FAMILY ID # (USE YOUR STUDENT ID # IN THIS FIELD)
YOU WILL NEED YOUR STUDENT'S 7 DIGIT ID NUMBER. (This can be found on the textbook rental bill. Please keep this number for easy access all year)
**Lunch payments will be reflected in the student's account the next business day.
Please have your textbook rental bill to refer to when making a payment. Textbook rental payments need to be for the exact amount.