Food Services

computer iconThe Nutrition Group and Wissahickon School District are pleased to introduce Nutrislice - an interactive, online way to view your child’s school menus. With Nutrislice, you can:

 

  • View images and descriptions
  • View nutrition information for each food
  • Filter the menu for specific food allergens
  • Rate foods and see carbohydrate counts

For more information about The Nutrition Group please visit our website at http://www.thenutritiongroup.biz/

Breakfast Prices for Students

  • Breakfast $1.35
  • Reduced $.30

Lunch Prices for Students

  • High School = $3.00; Reduced = $.40
  • Middle School = $3.00; Reduced = $.40
  • Elementary = $2.65; Reduced = $.40

View the school menus on the Nutrition Group website


FREE MEALS FOR ALL WSD STUDENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020


Wissahickon School District will be providing free meals for ALL students through at least December 31, 2020.

IN-PERSON MEALS: All in-person learners, including hybrid students at WMS/WHS, will not be charged for lunch. NOTE: The free meals do not, however, include extras/snacks/a la carte items such as chips or dessert. All charges must be paid by credit/debit card via MySchoolBucks or you may send in a check to your student’s school.  CLICK HERE TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT OR REPLENISH FUNDING IN YOUR EXISTING ACCOUNT. We are not accepting cash at the registers due to COVID-19.

GRAB AND GO MEALS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNERS: The schedule for Grab and Go Meals for virtual learners remains the same although this may change as we evaluate the program. Students from any grade level, enrolled in any WSD school, can pick up food at any of the locations below (e.g. a Middle School student can pick up food at Stony Creek).

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Stony Creek:  10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Shady Grove:  10:30 am - 2:00 pm
High School:  10:30 am - 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ambler Borough Hall - 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


 

The Free and Reduced Lunch Application is Now Available Online

To get started visit: https://www.schoolcafe.com/WissahickonSD

Watch video instructions on completing an application

View School Cafe Eligibility Instructions 

Letter to Household - 2020-2021 School Year

It is faster and easier for parents to apply for free and reduced meals. This service enables families to receive program benefits faster than using the paper application. Your application is electronically submitted directly to the central office for processing. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Meyer by email or phone, 215-619-8000 ext 1110.

Need a computer with Internet access? Computers with Internet access are available at either branch of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library!

Income Eligibility Guidelines

 

School Meal Information


What's in a meal? Offer vs. Serve for Elementary and Middle Schools

What's in a meal? Offer vs. Serve for High School

What's for breakfast? Shady Grove, Lower Gwynedd, Stony Creek, Blue Bell and Wissahickon Middle School

Summer Food Service Program

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 provides for free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. Families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

  • Call: 211 or 1-866-3HUNGRY or 1-877-8HAMBRE
  • Text: “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877
  • Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app
  • Visit: fns.usda.gov/summerfood rocks

The Nutrition Group

The Nutrition Group, School Food Service provider offers a variety of food services to Wissahickon School District, including the provision of school lunches for all schools in compliance with the National Schools Lunch Program. The Nutrition Group also provides catered events and special event food services. The Nutrition Group’s goal is to meet and exceed every client’s expectations every day. “We are the company that does what we say we are going to do.”

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you. New sites will be added as the school year ends and throughout the summer. Please check back often for updated information. www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

For questions about food service, contact our Food Services Director, Melissa Lichtner by phone, 215-619-8112, ext. 8083.

Nondiscrimination Statement

MySchoolBucks.com


The Wissahickon School District uses My School Bucks to provide families the option of making online payments for school lunches and providing parents with their child's cafeteria purchase history. Please click on the link below to log on or to sign up today for a new account.
 
 

Request for Refund Form Food Service


To request a refund of your child(ren) food service account balance(s), please click the link below and follow the instructions listed on the form.  

Request for Refund Form Food Service

Procedures to handle Nutritional/Food Service Civil Rights Complaints

Procedures & Form

Useful links about the Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Programs for Schools

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. For more information visit the link below.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp/national-school-lunch-program-nslp

Offer versus Serve (OVS) Guidelines

Offer versus Serve (OVS) is a provision in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) that allows students to decline some of the food offered. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste in the school meals programs while permitting students to decline foods they do not intend to eat. For more information visit the link below.

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/cn/SP41-2015av2.pdf

Smart Snack Guidelines

Starting in school year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day are required to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students. Click the link below for more information.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks

Smart Snack Calculator

A simple tool that helps to determine whether a food or beverage meets the federal guidelines for the ala cart school program. Click the link below for more information.

https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator/