Newsletters 2019-20 Focus: Back to school - Page 2
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.
Meal prices 2019-20
$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
(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 ahschools.us/menus
All menu and nutritional information is available online at ahschools.us/menus.
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 ahschools.us/menus.
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
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 ahschools.us/dietform. 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 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
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
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
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 ahschools.us/freereduced, 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 ahschools.us/cnp for more information.
We look forward to serving nutritious meals to the
students of Anoka-Hennepin schools.