Free & Reduced Information
Lunch Prices and Payment System
2015-16 Cost for lunch per day:
Each meal purchased is then deducted from your account. Reminders are sent by phone from the District's School Messenger program each Monday to alert you when the account has a negative balance. Please respond to this message and bring your child's account up-to-date as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Food Service Department at your child's school, or Renee Shaw, Food Service Assistant, at (414) 491-3519.
The Food Services Department is committed to providing healthy school meals and snacks to the students of the Greendale School District. The team of dedicated food and nutrition professionals supports student academic success and promotes healthful eating habits that lead to lifelong positive nutrition practices.
School meals are served to students under the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program and follow the nutrition guidelines prescribed by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The law was designed to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by providing healthier choices to students. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, Greendale School District was certified by the USDA as compliant with The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations. These guidelines ensure that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
Five components of a healthy meal are offered: milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains with strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.
School lunches meet additional standards requiring:
Benefits of School Lunch
In 2011 a study, conducted by the National Centers for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and published in the Journal of Economics, showed that participation in the National School Lunch Program reduces poor general health by 29%, obesity by at least 17% and not getting enough food to sustain an active, healthy life by 3.8%.
According to research published in 2010 by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, just 1.1% of children's packed lunches meet nutritional standards for school meals. USDA research indicates that children who participate in the National School Lunch Program get better nutrition compared to those who do not participate.
For children, the National School Lunch Program provides a nutritious meal containing one-third of the recommended dietary allowance of necessary nutrients. For parents, the program offers a convenient method of providing a nutritionally balanced lunch at the lowest possible price. For schools, the program enhances children's learning abilities by contributing to their physical and mental well-being. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class.
To better serve our students with special diet needs, all current dietary orders will need to be renewed for the 2013-2014 school year and each school year thereafter. Dietary requests will be valid only for the school year in which they are written and will expire at the end of each school year. Please submit new and renewals for a special diet to your school nurse on attached form. Signature from a physician or other recognized medical authority is required.
Please contact Cindy Kacmarcik, Food Service Director at 414-423-0110 x 4314, or Renee Shaw, Food Service Secretary at 414-423-2700 with any questions.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Greendale Schools Catering
The Greendale School District Food Service Department is committed to providing the finest catering services at the most reasonable prices. Our professional staff is ready to meet your every need, large or small.
Please click on the link below and complete the catering form applicable to the items you desire. Due to our ordering schedule, please give us one week to process your form. Thank you for allowing us to serve you.