Child Nutrition Info

      Important 2023-24 School Lunch Information

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      2023-24 School Meals

      • Leavenworth USD 453 to offer FREE breakfast and lunch meals to students for the 23-24 school year.

        The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service has been working to expand access to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows school districts the option to offer all students healthy school meals at no cost. Specifically, one free breakfast and one free lunch will be available to all Pre-K to 12th grade students enrolled with USD 453. Additional meals and extra milk will be available for traditional purchases. Leavenworth USD 453 applied to participate in the CEP program district-wide in advance of the 23-24 school year. 

        This program will save Leavenworth USD 453 families approximately $850 per student throughout the course of the school year, for those that eat both breakfast and lunch on school days. The MyPaymentsPlus system will remain active for families to make deposits for students to make purchases such as second entrees or servings of additional fruit, vegetables or milk; upper grade levels will have access to additional ala carte purchases.

        A district can participate in the program for four consecutive years, and can stop participating/opt-out at any time. Families will be requested to complete a Household Economic Survey during the enrollment process to assist with documentation of district eligibility reporting.   

        Continuation of this program will be dependent on a high percentage of student participation. Families will remain responsible for outstanding balances from previous years, or from purchases beyond the free breakfast/lunch service.

      Traditional School Year Alternative Entrees

      Pre-K and Kindergarten Students Meal Selection

      • Pre-K and Kindergarten students receive the menu during the first quarter of the school year. This assists in easing the newness of school to our very young students. In early October, we start assisting this age group to make selections to transition to the 'offer' process used with older students

      Student Meal Accounts

      • Deposits into student meal accounts may be made 24/7 by visiting or by sending a check or cash to school with your child. Please keep a positive balance on your student's account.


      • To view the district's wellness plan identified as the wellness policy builder, visit this link. From there, select the "Wellness Policies by Sponsor" option specific to your student's level of schooling. Then, select the year. Finally, select "D0453 Leavenworth" and "Display Report".

        Theresa Carroll is the district Wellness Coordinator. Please direct wellness-related questions to her at