Nutrition Services

Offering nutritious meals and snacks at every school building.

Proper nutrition is fundamental for the success of academic programs.  We follow nutrition standards to help fight hunger and obesity.

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Free Summer Meals

White Bear Lake Area Schools is able to offer FREE summer meals from June to August at four district sites. Click the button below for district locations, dates and times.   

WBLAS Free Summer Meals

To locate free Summer Meals outside of White Bear Lake visit Summer Eats MN.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families meeting federal household income guidelines may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. To request an application be mailed to you, please call 651-407-7523 or stop by your student's school to pick one up. You may also apply online at the White Bear Lake Area Schools Online Meal Application site by clicking the link below.

Click here for the on-line application

Click here for Prototype Application. This page features foreign language translations of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals.  

Meal Benefits frequently asked questions.

Why is it important to turn in the free and reduced lunch application by September 30, 2019?

In order for your school to receive extra federal funding (Which can keep classes small), our district must submit your application to the federal government by October 1, 2019. Applications sent to the federal government after that time will not help schools receive extra funding. Also, if you don't submit the form and aren't able to to pay your lunch bill, the federal government may not reimburse your school for all of your child's meals. In short, your school loses money.

An additional benefit for families of students that are in activities is that they will pay a lower fee or no fee for participating in an activity if you qualify for free or reduced lunch. 

Outreach for Minnesota Health Care Program

Click this link to see if you qualify for free or low-cost Health Care Programs for children.

MN Healthcare Programs Flyer

Meal Costs and Payments

White Bear Lake Area Schools has a computerized meal payment system that assigns a special 'pin" number to each student. This is like a pre-paid credit card. Parents deposit money into their student's account and students will enter their pin number to pay for all purchases.

Meal Costs and Payments

Meal Costs

Breakfast

  • Students = $1.70
  • Reduced Student = No cost
  • Kindergartners = No cost
  • Adults = $2.00

Lunch

  • Elem Student = $2.70
  • Sec. Student = $3.00
  • Reduced Student = No cost
  • Adult = $4.00

Milk Only = $0.50

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families meeting federal household income guidelines may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. To request an application be mailed to you, please call 651-407-7523 or stop by your student's school to pick one up. You may also apply online at the White Bear Lake Area Schools Online Meal Application site.

  Click here for the on-line application

Click here for Prototype Application. This page features foreign language translations of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals.  
 

Meal Account Refunds and Procedures

If your student has graduated or has moved out of the District, please complete the Request for Refund form.  If you would like money transferred to a sibling, please indicate so on the form.  If remaining balance is less than $5.00 please call 651-407-7524.  Paper copies of the form may also be found in your child's school office or kitchen.  For more information on the Nutrition Services Angel Fund, please click here.  
 

Please keep your student's account in good financial standing!  If you are having problems keeping your account up-to-date, contact Bridget Lehn at 651.407.7524 to make arrangements.   Do not let your student account fall into the minus!

Click here to access our meal charge procedures. 

 

Payments

Deposits will be taken each day at school, please include your child's name and pin number:

  • Checks:
    • Name and Pin # in the memo space
  • Cash:
    • Place in a sealed envelope.  On the outside, print the child's name, pin number and dollar amount.
  • Online Payments (FeePay): 
    • Click here for step by step instructions. 
      • Set up a low balance alert on your meal account BEFORE it runs out!  Follow this link for more information. 

For your convenience we have calculated the meal prices for each month and the full year.  Click here for information.

 

FeePay

Meal accounts can be accessed online through FeePay. Follow the instructions below to set up an account.

With FeePay, parents/guardians are able to:

  • prepay for school meals;
  • view student account balance;
  • view account payment history;
  • schedule automatic payments;
  • receive e-mail notification on account balance status;
  • receive e-mail confirmation on scheduled payments;
  • choose Visa, MasterCard, or Debit Cards
  • view account history and see items purchased

Setting up your FeePay Account

Click here to access information to set up your account profile.

 

You will need your student(s) ID number. This is different than their lunch pin number. Please contact the school office if you are unsure or need to verify.

ATTENTION PARENTS - Meal account balances displayed in FeePay are updated only on evenings when school is in session.  FeePay may not display the new account balance until the evening of the next school day.   

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Debra Kelley, Nutrition Services Support Supervisor via phone at 651-407-7523 or email at debra.kelley@isd624.org. 

FeePay FAQs

Angel Fund and Donations

This is a fund used by Nutrition Services as a safety net for students in grades K-12 that do not have sufficient funds in their accounts due to circumstances beyond their control and who do not qualify for meal benefits.  The fund saves children the embarrassment of not having money to pay for their meals.  This is a temporary solution until other arrangements can be made to assist the child and family on a more permanent basis.

How does it work? Funds are available to provide students with nutritious lunch when the need has been identified by the principal, teacher or other designated staff member.  A referral must be sent to the nutrition services office before funds may be transferred.

How can I contribute?  Donations are accepted year-round from individuals or groups.  Contributions should be mailed to Nutrition Services Office at 4855 Bloom Ave, Room 310, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.  Checks should be made payable to White Bear Nutrition Services Angel Fund.  Please indicate if you would like to remain anonymous in the school board minutes.  You may also make a donation directly to your child's school.

Menus & Nutrition Information

 

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Menus can be found on the Nutrislice web site along with nutritional analysis.

enus are also available using the Nutrislice app on your smartphone.

                 

With Nutrislice you'll be able to:

  • View descriptions and photos.
  • Find nutrition information and carb counts.
  • Rate the foods and leave comments.
  • Translate menus into a variety of languages.
  • Print menus directly from the website.

Other Programs

Smart Snacks

Food sold to students during the school day that are not part of the lunch meal, must also follow nutritional guidelines.  For more information click here.

Catering

All catering orders should be placed at least two weeks in advance to guarantee delivery.

Click here for the isd624 catering guide.

Special Diets

Special diet requests, such as gluten free, require a completed Special Diet Statement and discussion with the Nutrition Services Coordinator before they are able to be served.

Special Diet Statement

Contact Bridget Lehn at 651-407-7524 or bridget.lehn@isd624.org for more information.

Special Diet Requests

Overview

White Bear Lake Nutrition Services recognizes the importance of special diets and allergy concerns. Our staff have been trained on proper sanitation techniques to avoid cross-contamination during production of foods with allergens.

Parents are encouraged to visit their student's School Nutrition Manager or the district Nutrition Services Coordinator to review  nutrient labels. Managers can show families how food is produced and the care they give to ensure a safe place for all students. Please keep in mind that students, staff, and community members still bring foods from home. Therefore, our schools cannot be guaranteed "free" from any allergy source. 

Nutrition Services makes every reasonable effort to purchase nut free products for food items served in the district.  However, due to voluntary food labeling and manufacturing/packaging facilities, Nutrition Services cannot guarantee that all items are processed in a nut or allergen free environment.

Lactose Free Milk

Parents or Guardians may request lactose free milk by completing the fluid milk substitute form using the Special Diet Statement and submitting it to your student's school nurse.  Lactose free milk requests do not require a doctor's signature.

Other milk substitutions that are not nutritionally equivalent to cow's milk, such as rice milk, will require additional documentation.

Meal Modifications and Substitutions

White Bear Lake Area Schools Nutrition Services will provide special dietary requests for students with food allergies and/or other dietary restrictions.

In accordance with federal USDA regulations, the Special Diet Statement must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian as well as their physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse, such as certified nurse practitioner. This must be completed before any accommodations are able to be made.

If no substitutions are required, a form is not needed, however families are encouraged to connect with the kitchen manager and school nurse.

Menus

To view the menu*, click the link below and scroll to the correct month. 

Dairy Free Lunch Menu
Egg Free Lunch Menu
Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free Lunch Menu
Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free Breakfast Menu
Gluten Free Lunch Menu

*Menus are subject to change.

Special Diet FAQs

What is a special diet statement for a participant with a disability that affects the diet?

The special diet statement is a form which provides information about the child, the disability for which the diet must be modified, defines which foods are to be omitted and substituted and is signed by a licensed physician, physician assistant or advanced practice nurse (such as a nurse practitioner).  

A food allergy that results in a life threatening (anaphylactic reaction) would be an example of a special dietary need with a disability.

What is a special diet statement for a participant without a disability that affects the diet?

Substitutions for students without a disability will be made on a case-by case basis when supported by the Special Diet Statement. 

Generally, a participant with a food allergy OR a food intolerance that does not result in a life threatening (anaphylactic) reaction, is not considered to be a person with a disability. 

In most cases, the special dietary needs of a person who does not have a disability may be managed within the normal program meal service by avoiding certain food and choosing others. The special diet statement is needed only if a food substitution is requested.

Do I need to have a form completed every year?

The parent/guardian is responsible for providing a new special diet statement if there are any updates or changes to the current dietary form on file. It is not necessary to provide a new special diet statement every school year if there are no dietary changes.

Where should I submit my Special Diet information?

Forms should be completed and returned to your school nurse. The nurse will forward to the Nutrition Services Coordinator and School Kitchen Manager. 

News and Links

Fast Facts:

  • School Lunch provides the nutrition children need.
  • Proper nutrition improves a child's behavior, school performance, and overall cognitive development.
  • Properly nourished children more actively participate in the education experience.
  • A healthy eating environment teaches children good nutrition and the elements of a proper diet, which can have positive effects on children's eating habits and physical well-being throughout life.

News and Links

Discover School Breakfast!

      

Follow this link for more information on school breakfast. 

Local Food Shelf

If you or someone you know are in need of food assistance please contact one of our local food shelves for more information.

White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf

Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf

Contact Us

  • Bridget Lehn, MBA, RD, Nutrition Services Coordinator 
    • 651-407-7524, bridget.lehn@isd624.org
  • Deb Kelley, Support Supervisor (FeePay, Applications)
    • 651-407-7523, debra.kelley@isd624.org
  • Traci Donahoe, Menu Specialist
    • 651-407-7634, traci.donahoe@isd624.org
  • Roxanne Knops, Administrative Assistant
    • 651-407-7515,  roxanne.knops@isd624.org

Visit Us:

Room 310, District Center
4855 Bloom Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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