Leavenworth Unified School District 453


 Reduced Price or Free Meal Information
  Click here to fill out the online application. Paper applications are available at your child's school, the District Central Office or the Child Nutrition Office.
Application for meal support can be made at any time during the school year.  Applications approved for reduced or free meals are valid the entire school year.
Families that experience a decrease in income or an increase in household size are encouraged to submit a few or amended application.
Alternative Entrees During the Traditional School Year
The Child Nutrition Department is now offering two hot entrees to all students in grades K-8 on most school days.  Chicken Nuggets will be a second daily entree except when presented as the main entree.  At that time we will serve just this very popular entree.  Warren Middle School will serve Chicken Nuggets as a first or second hot entree option; Chef's Salad will also be available. 
The CN Department maintains our desire to avoid purchasing or serving any form of peanut.  School kitchens may still contain foods processed in a facility that also processes peanuts or tree nuts prior to arrival in the district but the department will not purchase or serve 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.
Breakfast is IMPORTANT every day! 
Support your child's needs for health and learning by starting each day with breakfast. Eating breakfast at school or home is a simple and powerful step toward being prepared for daily learning.  Breakfast is served every day before the start of school. 
Student Meal Accounts
Deposits into student meal accounts (during the traditional school year) 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.
'Served' Meals for Pre-k and Kindergarten Students
Pre-K and Kindergartens student will be served the menu during the first quarter of the school year.  This is done to assist in easing the newness of school to our very young students.  In early October, we will start assisting this age group to make selections to transition to the 'offer' process used with older students.
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@lvpioneers.org or 684.1550. 
Nutrition Nuggets
Nutrition Nuggets is a health & nutrition informational flyer circulated monthly during the school year.  It is most beneficial for elementary students and families. 

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