Welcome to SJPS Food Services Department!

Our food services team  provides thousands of breakfasts and lunches to our beloved students each year. Our hardworking team is committed to providing healthy choices and delicious food with a smile every day. We follow all  USDA nutrition guidelines for School Food Service as well as adhering to all State and Local safety regulations.  

 make deposits to your student's lunch account, view purchases, transfer funds and more. Click the link below:

Link to meal magic

 Meal Prices

Students must take the entire meal, or the full ala-cart price is charged for ALL meals below. 

  • $0.50 Milk Only

  • $1.50 Breakfast for everyone

  • $2.35 Lunch for elementary students

  • $2.75 Lunch for middle school students

  • $2.95 Lunch for high school students

  • $0.30 Breakfast - Reduced price for students who qualify  

  • $0.40 Lunch - Reduced price for students who qualify

 What's for breakfast and lunch today?

Link to Breakfast and lunch Menus

 We encourage you to fill out the free and reduced Lunch application! Why?

  1. We want you to have more money in your pocket for your family by paying less for lunches. Federal dollars pay for free and reduced lunches. The school district does not subsidize meals to students who qualify.

  2. Free and reduced lunch applications help our school district qualify for more grants that will benefit all students academically.

  3. Over 30 Million students participate in the National School Lunch Program every school day. Over 50% received Free Meals!

We know this is a lot of information to process. For your convenience, feel free to print this complete packet.

Strictly Confidential!

  • St. Johns Public Schools Free and Reduced-price meal are strictly confidential!

  • Family finance is a very personal matter and your application is handled with confidentiality and respect.

  • Students receiving meal benefits are not identified in the service line.

  • All students use the same service line and the computer screen does not indicate which students are free and reduced-price.

Do I qualify for a Free or reduced Lunch?

  • Fill out the application online or by paper to find out if you qualify. 

  • We welcome applications at any time during the school year.

  • Submit new applications for the upcoming school year starting July 1st. This needs to be done every year.

Apply online  at Meal Magic

Link to Meal Magic Lunch Application

 Watch this video for help filling out the application online. 

Or Apply with paper by printing the form below

Link to Free or Reduced Lunch application

Send fully completed applications to:
Edith Robinson, Child Nutrition Director
501 Sickles St., St. Johns, MI 48879

Do you still have questions? Find answers below:

Link to Frequently Asked Questions

Just an FYI...

Non-Discrimination 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.

 

Can my child charge their meal? Here is our policy:

Link to school meal charging policy

PROMOTING HEALTHY HABITS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

WELLNESS POLICY

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students and staff. The policy was developed by the  Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model Team that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and district nurse. 

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Program builds on the components of the Coordinated School Health Programs, which consists of the following eight components: health services, health education, nutrition, physical education, community/family involvement, counseling/psychological services, staff wellness and a safe environment.  

Health and education affect individuals, society, and the economy and, as such, must work together whenever possible. Schools are a perfect setting for this collaboration. Schools are one of the most efficient systems for reaching children and youth to provide health services and programs, as approximately 95 percent of all U.S. children and youth attend school. At the same time, integrating health services and programs more deeply into the day-to-day life of schools and students represents an untapped tool for raising academic achievement and improving learning.

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Programs is a major avenue for meeting the basic needs of: physical health, safety, being nurtured and loved, and having a sense of positive self-esteem.  

SJPS HEALTH/WELLNESS ADVISORY BOARD

Are you Interested in serving on St. Johns Public Schools Health/Wellness Advisory Board?

If you are committed to the success of our students and want to be a part of creating goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school –based activities to promote student physical and nutritional wellness, as well as setting nutrition guidelines for all food available on the school campus. You are just the person we are looking for.

We are looking for the following Committee representatives:

  • Food Service

  • Administrator

  • Board Member

  • Parent/Community

  • Physical Education Teacher

  • Students

If you want to play an active role in assisting in this committee or know anyone that would be interested in serving on this committee please contact Mrs. Edith Robinson at robinsone@sjredwings.org. 

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