Leavenworth Unified School District 453


Alternative Sandwich During the Traditional School Year
The Child Nutrition Department offers a soy butter based sandwich (SB & J) DAILY in grades K-8. 
Soy butter 'Jammers'  or SB & J have been very well received by students with their popularity causing daily service.
School kitchens may still contain foods processed in a facility that also processes peanuts or tree nuts prior to arrival in our district but will not have any traditional peanut butter.or peanuts.
The Child Nutrition Department appreciates your support and interest. If you have questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Manager or the Child Nutrition Department at 684.1568.
Free and Reduced Meal Information
Application for reduced price or free meals can be completed in two ways. Online submissions of applications can be completed and electronically submitted by visiting the Online Application Website at this link -  https://osa.usd453.org/
Paper applications may be picked up at the Child Nutrition office located at 714 Lawrence Avenue or downloaded from this site. The application can also be downloaded from the attached documents.  Completed applications can be submitted at the above address.
Student Meal Accounts
Deposits into student meal accounts may be made 24/7 by visiting www.mypaymentsplus.com or by sending a check or money to school with your child. Please keep a positive balance on your student's account.  Download information about Meal Payment Plus from the document linked below or visit their website found on the links page.
If a student's meal account balance becomes negative the student will be offered a free alternative meal for three days.  Please refer to this document entitled Child Nutrition Meal Balance Communications for additional information.
Meal Modifications
Meal Modification Packet This allows your child's meals to be modified as prescribed by a physician to accommodate a disability.  The school nurse and the Child Nutrition Manager must have a copy of the medical disability statement before any modifications for a child can be made.  For more information contact either your child's school nurse or the school's Child Nutrition Manager.

To view the district's wellness plan identified as the wellness policy builder click here.  You will need to sign in as Wellguest, password Wellguest3.  Catey Edwards is the district Wellness Coordinator.  Please direct wellness related questions to her at catey.edwards@usd453.org or 684.1550. 
Nutrition Nuggets
Nutrition Nuggets is a health & nutrition informational flyer circulated monthly.  It is most beneficial for elementary students and families.  Please access each of the available editions for the 2015-16 school year below. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.