Welcome to the Food Services department. Columbia Heights Public Schools provide students with access to a variety of foods that meet the health and nutritional needs of our students. We serve foods that meet state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. For information about the free and reduced lunch program or to obtain an application, call 763-528-4520.
Educational Benefits (Free and Reduced Lunch)
Columbia Heights Public Schools offers educational benefits to qualifying families including free and reduced-price meals. Despite COVID-19 making this a unique school year, families still need to submit a new Application for Educational Benefits to ensure families and the district receive benefits for the 2020-2021 school year.
Educational Benefits can help both your family and Columbia Heights Public Schools. The District encourages ALL families to fill out an application every year.
School Meal Requirements
Proper nutrition affects students' academic performance as well as their health, so healthy meals play an important role in public schools. Students in Columbia Heights Public Schools can enjoy well-balanced meals at breakfast and lunch every school day.
Enjoy your meals!
What must they contain?
A student must take three full components (as listed on the attachment). One MUST be a ½ cup fruit or vegetable or a combination of fruit/vegetable. They may take up to all five components:
- Meat or Meat Alternate
Where do students or families access the menus?
Our school lunch menus are all available online.
How do you apply for free/reduced price lunch?
Families can apply online or by filling out and returning a hard copy form. Forms are available at all schools and the Placement Center.
Who can families contact with questions at the school or district level about food or accounts?
Parents can contact their school's kitchen manager with any questions regarding meals or accounts.