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Welcome to Sugar-Salem School District’s school lunch program!

Here is where you can find the answers to all questions School Lunch! If you are unable to find something here, please contact us at 356-8802 option 7.

We are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that may cause us to alter our posted menus with little or no notice. We are working closely with our distributors to secure the necessary food and supply items for our program. Supply issues may make it necessary to change the menu throughout the school year. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible.

Parents & Students are invited to be involved with the District Wellness Policy Committee to review student health and wellness standards. Contact Evelyn Coolidge at 356-8802 option 1 if interested.

Free Lunch for All Enrolled Students

Sugar-Salem School District has been approved to operate under the USDA waiver which allows meals to be served to all district students at no cost for school year 2021-22. All district students will receive free meals, breakfast and lunch. A la carte items, second meals and extra milk may be purchased.

Although meals are free, families are welcome to complete a free and reduced price meals application. A free or reduced status would carry over for the first 30 days of next school year 2022-23. Students who qualify for free or reduced price meals may be entitled to a reduced fee for the SAT’s.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Many individuals qualify for free or reduced lunch based upon household income. To find out if you are eligible, click here for the free and reduced lunch eligibility guidelines.

Use the buttons below to complete an online application for free or reduced lunch:

If you would like to apply for free or reduced lunch with a paper form, use the forms below:

Smart Snacks

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 directed the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students in school during the school day, including foods sold through school fundraisers. The Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards will help make the healthy choice the easy choice by offering the students more of the foods and beverages that research has shown are essential for health. These options include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, leaner protein, and lower-fat dairy.

Go to to use the Smart Snacks calculator!

Breakfast Provides Benefits… Make it a Priority!

School breakfast times:

Central and Kershaw – 7:50 to 8:10

Junior High and Valley View 7:45 to 8:05

High School 7:30 to 7:55

Higher Test Scores. Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and reading scores.

Improved Attendance. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often.

Fewer Trips to the School Nurse. When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits.

Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.

Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.

More Time on Learning. When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.

School Lunch Payments

School lunch payments may be made online using MySchoolBucks or by delivering a check to your school secretary or to the drop box by the school lunch office, which is located in the building across from Sugar-Salem Junior High. If possible, please use the file below for a pre-printed envelope for your lunch information.

Pre-Formatted Envelope For Lunch Payments

Special Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary needs, first read the Special Dietary Needs and Instructions form by clicking here. Once it has been established that you have special dietary needs, use the medical forms below to apply for special dietary needs.

Nutrition is for Everyone

Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student’s overall well being. This will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential… and then go on to lead a long healthy life.

Nutrition is Fun!

Test Your Skill at these Fun Nutrition and Fitness Games:

Dining Decisions
BAM – CDC & Prevention
“I Heard” Hurdle Race
BAM – CDC & Prevention

Nutrition for Parents

We have put together some learning tools and resources to help you promote fitness and nutrition at home. We want to help you to encourage and reinforce lifelong nutrition and fitness practices that will support healthy lifestyles for you and your kids.

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 benefi t s. 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: How to File a Complaint, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:

How to File a Complaint.

y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400
Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(3) correo electrónico:
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.