Welcome to the Food Service & Child Nutrition Program
Welcome to Food Service and Child Nutrition Program
The United States Department of Agriculture has once again extended FREE meal benefits to all students for the 2021-2022 school year. This means ALL students enrolled in and attending Medina City Schools will be able to receive one breakfast (if your building offers breakfast) and one lunch at no charge every day school is in session.
The Food Service & Child Nutrition Program is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to student’s health, well-being, and ability to learn. Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We are committed to providing meals that are nutritious, tasty, and appealing to students in a safe, sanitary, and cost-effective manner.
A breakfast meal consists of 4 items: grain(s), protein, fruit/vegetable, and milk. Students must select at least 3 of the 4 items, one of which must be either a fruit or a vegetable.
Lunch consists of 5 components: an entree, which is 2 components (protein and grain), a fruit, a vegetable, and milk. Students must select at least 3 of the 5 components one of which must be either a fruit or vegetable. At the elementary and middle school levels students can select up to 2 servings of vegetables and 1 serving of fruit and at the high school level students can select up to 2 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit.
By participating in these national waivers, the Medina City Schools Food Service and Child Nutrition department will generate more revenue per day offering breakfast and lunch to Medina families at no cost than charging families for meals based upon the current approved meal prices.
Offering free meals will not only save money for the district and Medina families, but it will ensure all students receive a healthy, balanced meal.
All additional items, such as extras and a la carte items are available for purchase. Students must have funds on their meal account or cash to make these purchases. Students will NOT be allowed to charge extras or a la carte items.
For additional information, including menus, please see the links on the left-hand side of the page.
Medina’s Food Service & Child Nutrition Program is committed to providing meals that are nutritious, tasty, and appealing to students in a safe, sanitary, and cost-effective manner.
All Cafeteria Managers, and several other food service employees, are ServSafe Certified. This certificate is accredited by the American National Standards Institute – Conference for Food Protection and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. They are also Level 2 Certified in Food Protection by the Ohio Department of Health. We remain committed to providing safe meals to our students.
U.S.D.A. Non-Discrimination Statement
U.S.D.A. 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.