Nutrition & Menus
We are pleased to announce that we are able to make meals available at no cost to all children age 18 and younger regardless of free/reduced lunch status throughout summer 2020. A child does not need to be a resident of Mequon or Thiensville to receive a meal, nor do they need to be enrolled in the district as a student.
Meals will be available through August 31, with the exception of July 3. No meals will be provided that day in recognition of Independence Day.
Meal pickup will be available at Homestead High School - Door 11, during weekdays. (Door 11 is located to the left of the Highlander Walkway/flagpoles on the north side of the main parking lot.)
Breakfast and lunch will be available from 9-11 a.m. Families may pick up both meals at this time. Meals will be individually bagged and include a milk. Children do not need to be present in order to receive a meal. If a student of the district currently has a special dietary need on file with Aramark, an appropriate meal will be provided for them for both meals. A vegetarian option will also be available for both meals.
It is not necessary to sign up for meals in advance.
The Mequon-Thiensville School District provides a variety of healthy and tasty meal options daily in partnership with its food service provider, Aramark. Our shared goal is to provide students with a well-balanced meal that also appeals to their tastes, while meeting the guidelines of the USDA's National School Lunch Program.
What’s on the Plate? For more detail, click here.
Designed to ensure students receive an appealing, balanced meal consisting of foods from all major food groups, the USDA’s standards focus on obtaining calories and other key nutrients from fruits, vegetables, lean protein foods, grains, and milk with proper serving sizes for a student’s age and activity level.
Some of the highlights of our food service program include:
- No more than 30 percent of calories can come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat.
- Meals must provide one-third of Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium. School meals are served in age-appropriate portion sizes.
- Foods are baked, never fried.
- Items like rolls or sandwich bread are made with whole-grains.
- Is my child required to participate in the school lunch program?
- My child has a food allergy. Can they still participate in the school lunch program?
- The menu choices didn't sound healthy to me. Are they?
- What are meal prices?
- How can I add funds to my child's account?
- How can I apply for free or reduced lunch?
- Are there expenses or revenues from the food service program?
- Can I transfer my recent graduate's funds to a sibling or be reimbursed?
- What is Nutrislice?
WE DRAW FROM A DATABASE OF AGE-APPROPRIATE RECIPES DEVELOPED BY DIETITIANS AND CHEFS AND TESTED WITH OUR STUDENTS.
Aramark is committed to improving the health and academic potential of students.
Translating National School Lunch and Breakfast Program standards into meals that students (and parents) will love.
Nutrition education programs designed to encourage development of healthy lifestyle habits and communicate the basics of good nutrition.
The latest news and information about school meals. Look for our quarterly newsletter, on-the-go nutrition information, and wellness tips.