Newsletters 2019-20 Focus: Back to school - Page 2

Child Nutrition Good nutrition is an essential part of a good education. Anoka-Hennepin’s Child Nutrition Program (CNP) follows current USDA guidelines. Our mission is to prepare nutritious meals that meet or exceed those guidelines, and to create a safe and positive environment for our guests to enjoy their meals. Menus Meal prices 2019-20 Breakfast Full pay Reduced Free $1.45 $0.00 $0.00 Kindergarten only $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Secondary (MS, HS) $1.60 $0.00 $0.00 Lunch Full pay Reduced Free Elementary $2.45 $0.00 $0.00 Secondary (MS, HS) $2.60 $0.00 $0.00 Elementary (no charge for kindergarten) Students approved for free or reduced meals only need to put money on their meal accounts to purchase a separate milk or a la carte items not included with a meal. Menus are online at All menu and nutritional information is available online at You can print daily, weekly, or monthly menus, as well as check allergen infor- mation from the webpage. To keep up to date on what’s for breakfast or lunch at your children’s school, download the School Cafe app through Apple or Android devices, or go to Special dietary needs Lactose reduced or soy milk is available to students with a written request from a parent or guardian. This request must be given to the school cafeteria supervisor. All other modifications require a completed diet modification request form signed by a licensed Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Osteopathic Dr. (D.O.) or Physicians Assistant (P.A.C.), and a parent or guardian. The form can be found at Fax the completed form to the CNP office at 763-506-1253 or mail it to 2727 N Ferry St., Anoka, MN 55303. Requests may take up to 10 days to be accommodated. Breakfast Breakfast is available to all students. Breakfast is offered at no cost to all kinder- garteners and to all free or reduced-eligible students. Breakfast includes a choice of a hot entrée or cereal, muffin, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch Lunch is available to all students. Lunch is offered at no cost to all free or reduced price-eligible students. Lunch includes a choice of entrée, fruits and vegetables, and milk. Side items may be available for particular entrees. There are many healthy choices to choose from each day. A la carte items for purchase A la carte items are available for purchase at most schools. Students must have money in their meal accounts to purchase a la carte items. Students who owe more than $25 may not be able to purchase a la carte items. My Meal Account 2 Log in to your A-HConnect account and click on the My Meal Account icon to add funds to your account. No fees are charged. Paying for meals To access their meal account in the cafeterias, students will use their student ID number. There is no fee to make meal account payments online. You can set up automatic payments based on a set balance, sign up for email alerts and see what your child eats every day. Please allow 24 hours for online payments to reach the meal account. Log in to A-HConnect and click on My Meal Account. Checks and cash can be sent to the school for payment as well. Please note the student’s name and ID number on the check to ensure the funds are deposited to the proper account. Applying for free or reduced meals Applying online is easy! Go to, set up an account and complete the application. It will take about five minutes. After your appli- cation is processed, CNP will mail you a letter indicating if it was approved or denied. If denied, you will be paying full price and will need to have money in the students’ accounts to purchase meals. Each school year, the State of Minnesota sends the district informa- tion, indicating if a student is pre-approved for free meals. If you did not receive a letter stating that your student was pre-approved for free meals you will need to fill out an application. Regardless of your past eligibility a new application needs to be completed each school year. Visit our website at for more information. We look forward to serving nutritious meals to the students of Anoka-Hennepin schools.