Food Service

Thanks to an extension of the USDA School Meal Waiver announced Oct. 9, all meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided free of charge for the entire 2020-2021 school year. This is available to all children regardless of socioeconomic status and we are encouraging participation from all students.

Current Meal Options for Becker Students: Students of Becker Schools have multiple ways to access meals depending on their grade level and learning model choice. If the learning model changes, we will send you information regarding updated meal options.

In Person Students: On days when your student is learning in their school building, they will visit our kitchens and cafeterias as they have in previous years, but with extra safety and physical distancing measures in place. Breakfast and lunch is available in all school buildings daily.

K-12 Full Time Distance Learners: If you have a student(s) choosing to distance learn full time and you would like to pick a meal kit to cover them with 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for the week please complete this form: https://forms.gle/MPy4pkQdrnh6AxdZ9 . Pick up is located inside in the Community Ed office of the High School (Door #2). Pick up is on Friday's between 11:00-12:00. Please note, if you sign up you are expected weekly. If meals are not picked up you may be removed from the list. If you sign up and your student returns to in person learning please reach out to Jen Edling at jedling@isd726.org.

Meal Accounts: Please check the status of your families meal account. If there is a negative balance please pay it off promptly through the online portal or by dropping cash or check off at your child’s school. If it is not paid off we will be following up. The negative balance automated caller will also be turned back on.

If your child is in grades 6-12 they have access to ala carte choices, which are items sold outside of the reimbursable free meals. If they want to purchase ala carte or extras at lunch the account balance needs to be positive. This only applies when students are learning in the building.

If your child is in grades K-5 and they want to purchase a second milk or have cold lunch, and want to buy a milk for $0.50 they will need to have a positive balance in the account.

Free/Reduced Meal Applications: If you think you may qualify for free and reduced price meal benefits we are asking you to please fill out an application. The district benefits from this confidential information in other state aid and grants. Hard copy applications can be found at

Felicia Kittok, RDN

Food Service Director

763-261-4501 ext. 3126

email Felicia Kittok


Offer vs Serve

Becker Schools utilizes the "Offer verses Serve" method for meal service. This provision allows children to choose food items that are offered rather than requiring them to take all foods listed on the menu. Students must choose at least three of the five food categories (milk, meat/meat alternative, vegetable, fruit, grain /bread.) Students are required to select a minimum of a 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable with each meal. Using this method reduces unnecessary food waste, acknowledges students' independent nature and ability to choose, and allows students to try new food items without having to take the entire portion.

It has been proven that parents who discuss food choices and encourage children to eat a variety of foods have a positive impact on a child's nutrient intake.

http://becker.nutrislice.com/

Civil Rights 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 onlineat: 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.