Maconaquah Schools will receive FREE lunches!

For in-person learners, the waiver will begin this Thursday and last through December 31, 2020 (or until federal funds are depleted, whichever comes first).

After December 31 (or when the federal funds are depleted) the students account will return to the current eligibility. If a parent would like to continue putting money into their students lunch account during this free period, it will remain in the account and carry over to whenever the waiver ends.

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 students account to be able to purchase ala carte.

Starting October 20, we will be offering free breakfast and lunch meals to students enrolled in our Remote Learning program. Pick up times for remote students will be every Tuesday from 11AM to 2PM. Pick up will be at Maconaquah Middle School, door 12N (athletic entrance) between the middle school and elementary school. Each remote student will be provided with one week worth of breakfasts and lunches at pick-up. This will be a no contact pick-up.  Everyone will remain in their cars and the meals will be placed in the vehicle.  Remote Learning families, please sign up by Sept 24th, so we can ensure we have enough food ordered:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKsXlgjrzu5CajmSdU-JAHnimqG8cXuuwRpicrAB6dqjmkXA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

We are so excited for the opportunity to be able to offer this waiver to our students! For any questions regarding this waiver, please contact Kim Lewis at lewisk@maconaquah.k12.in.us or 765-689-9131 ext. 1900.

Pipe Creek Elementary School

Breakfast (student full pay) Free
Breakfast (student reduced) Free 
Breakfast (adult) $2.35

Lunch (student full pay) $2.65
Lunch (student reduced) $.40
Lunch (adult) $3.50

Maconaquah Elementary School

Breakfast (students pays $1.45)
Breakfast (student reduced) $.30
Breakfast (adult) $2.35

Lunch (student full pay) $2.65
Lunch (student reduced) $.40
Lunch (adult) $3.50

Maconaquah Middle School

Breakfast (student full pay) $1.45
Breakfast (student reduced) $.30
Breakfast (adult) $2.35

Lunch (student full pay) $2.80
Lunch (student reduced) $.40
Lunch (adult) $3.50

Maconaquah High School

Breakfast (student full pay) $1.45
Breakfast (student reduced) $.30
Breakfast (adult) $2.35

Lunch (student full pay) $2.80
Lunch (student reduced) $.40
Lunch (adult) $3.50

Nutrition Services

 ChooseMyPlate.gov giving an example of food portions on a plate.

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.

Benefits of Eating Breakfast

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