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Moses Lake School District Food Services serves over 1,900 breakfasts and 4,700 lunches daily. It is our mission to meet the nutritional needs of the students and staff of the Moses Lake School District by offering a variety of quality, nutritionally balanced meals breakfast and lunch that meet or exceed USDA’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act certification standards and reflect the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans*. Meals are provided by Chartwells Schools Dining Services.

All schools participate in the breakfast and lunch programs. Breakfast is served 30 minutes prior to the start of class, and everyone is welcome. Students riding the bus usually arrive in time to participate. Each breakfast includes an entree choice, fruit, toast, milk, and juice. Lunch times vary according to school, grade level, and students' class schedules. Breakfast and lunch are served on early release days.

    • If there is a late start because of the weather, breakfast will not be served.
    • Ala carte snacks are available at the middle and senior high schools.
    • Please visit the Nutrislice (Menus) link to view current school menus.
 

Special meals are available to students with specific dietary needs. Please provide a doctor's note to the Food Service Program or call 766-2677 ext. 7999 for more information. 

 

Food Service Modifications for the 2021-22 School Year
 
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students in 2021-22 at no charge through special funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Regardless if your student qualifies for free or reduced-price meals, all families are encouraged to complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application. This program provides critical funding that benefits all students and is not limited to just meals!
 

Students at Moses Lake can look forward to New Menus, Favorite Meals at No Cost, and Engaging Cafeteria Programs this Fall

As students head back to school for the 2021-2022 school year, families can check breakfast and lunch off their list.  This year, will be serving meals to students in all grade levels at no cost, allowing everyone to enjoy mealtime together, thanks to flexibilities provided by the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. By serving food kids love to eat, offering innovative programs that encourage fun and discovery, and creating a place where students can connect and recharge with others, the Chartwells K12 team at Moses Lake School District is making sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in.

According to a recent study released by The Journal of the American Medical Association, “schools are now the single healthiest place Americans are eating.” The new school year presents the perfect opportunity for students to enjoy their favorite meals and try new foods.  Some of the menu items to look forward to during the first few weeks of school, include Beef Teriyaki Dippers with Lo Mein Noodles, Pizza, and Popcorn Chicken Bowl. 

After modifying meal service last year to serve students in the classroom, in a hallway/common area, off or on the bus, take-home meals, Chartwells is welcoming students back this fall for breakfast and lunch.

“This year, it’s easier than ever for students to enjoy breakfast and lunch at school and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the cafeteria,” said Melodie Lopez, Food Service Manager, Chartwells K12 at Moses Lake. “Whether it’s new and favorite menu items or the opportunity to eat at no cost, our team can’t wait to serve up happy and healthy every day.”

 
Chartwells K12 is Making Mealtime Happier and Healthier for Students in Moses Lake

Programs that Encourage Fun and Discovery

Chartwells continues to inspire healthy eating habits and spark a culinary curiosity to last a lifetime through fun and engaging programs such as:

 

  • Discovery Kitchen: Designed to make nutrition education fun and entertaining, Chartwells chefs and dietitians have worked together to create curriculums that get kids cooking, trying new foods, and learning about what they’re eating. Each month has a different theme and activities will be adapted for the current meal programs. For example, October is “Seed to Table” and December is “Spice it Up”.

 

  • Mood Boost: This innovative program helps elementary and middle school students connect what they eat with how they feel. It features recipes and characters that focus on six moods: Smart, Happy, Confident, Alert, Strong and Calm.
  • Student Choice: Giving high school students a voice in deciding what food concepts are featured and new menu items that will be available, Student Choice brings the latest food trends to school menus.

 

Through sharing their passion for great tasting food, instilling a sense of food discovery, and most importantly, providing nourishing meals, Chartwells is excited to continue serving up happy and healthy to Moses Lake in the year ahead.

 

 

About Chartwells K12

Chartwells K12's goal is to make sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in, by serving food kids love to eat and creating custom dining programs. With more than 16,000 associates in 4,400 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, Chartwells K12 is built on decades of food, education and operational experience driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness, and sustainability talent. For more information, visit www.ChartwellsK12.com.

 

 

Visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/  to view the US Government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020.

 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 participation in our 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 https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer 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 mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D. C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.