The Nutrition Group will provide the food service program. Meal service begins on Wednesday, September 6th and will include both breakfast and lunch. The school district participates in the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, which means that all meals meet or exceed the guidelines and regulations for the School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children. There also will be ala carte foods available during lunch.
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
For the 2023-2024 school year, the district will participate in the Michigan School Meals Program, which will allow all students to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day.
Prices for the 2023-2024 school year are:
- Milk (grades K-12) .................................................................. $0.50
- Breakfast (grades K-12)* ............................. $1.10 ($.30 reduced)
- Elementary Lunch (grades K-5)* ................ $2.75 ($.40 reduced)
- MS/HS Lunch (grades 6-12)* ...................... $3.10 ($.40 reduced)
- Adult Breakfast........................................................................ $2.90
- Adult Lunch.............................................................................. $4.90
* Cost of second meal if purchased during breakfast or lunch meal service the same day.
We look forward to serving the students, parents, and staff at Whiteford during the school year. If you have any questions or comments about the food service programs, please contact Kadie Lindsey, Food Service Manager, at 734-856-1443 ext. 117 or via EMAIL (email@example.com). Thank you for your support and interest in the school meal programs.
Breakfast is offered daily (except the first day of school) for all students from 7:20 AM - 7:45 AM in the Elementary and 7:35 AM - 8:00 AM in the Middle/High School. Studies show that school breakfast can improve test scores, make students more alert in class, and improve classroom behavior.
Interactive monthly menus are available electronically. The menu is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.
Free/Reduced Price Meal Applications
Even though the district will be operating under the Michigan School Meals Program which allows all students to receive a free meal, the district still needs families to submit a free and reduced application as other district funding is based on information gathered on the application.
If you have an internet connection available, Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications can be completed electronically using https://whiteford.familyportal.cloud, then by clicking on "Apply for Benefits".
If families would prefer to print a paper copy of the application for free and reduced meals they can do so by clicking on this link or they may pick up a copy in the main office of either of the school buildings.
If a student qualified for a free or reduced-price meal at the end of last school year, they will automatically receive a free or reduced-price meal for the first 30 operating days of the school year. An application must be completed for each family wishing to receive free or reduced-price meals annually.
Meal Magic Point of Sale® System
Whiteford Schools uses a computerized sale system for breakfast and lunch sales, which greatly benefits students, parents and staff alike. Parents are reminded that the most efficient use of the Meal Magic® POS system is to put money on their child's account on a regular basis to insure sufficient funds available for meal sales. Also, account balances can be viewed 24 hours a day/7 days a week online. For specific cafeteria meal payment guidelines, click HERE.
Should you wish to set spending limits, set restrictions on purchases or have any questions regarding the POS system, please feel free to contact Cathy Machcinski at 734.856.1443, ext. 111 or via EMAIL.
The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school. See Wellness Policy for additional information.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.