**Notice to families participating in the financial assistance program for school meals: Prior year meal status has expired. If you have not filled out a current year meal application or applied online at madisonaz.heartlandapps.com, now is the time to do so. Please see the Financial Assistance section below for more information.

Food Services

Madison’s Food Services Program ensures that every student receives a well-balanced meal for breakfast and lunch. School meals are highly affordable and nutritional. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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School meals are affordable.

It costs less, on average, to buy a school lunch than to bring a lunch from home.

School
Full Price
Breakfast
Reduced
Breakfast
Full Price
Lunch
Reduced Price
Lunch
Madison #1
$1.15
$0.30
$2.50
$0.40
Camelview
$1.15
$0.30
$2.25
$0.40
Simis
$1.15
$0.30
$2.25
$0.40
Rose Lane
$1.15
$0.30
$2.25
$0.40
Park Preschool (MTA)
$1.15
$0.30
$2.25
$0.40
Park Grades 5th – 8th
$1.15
$0.30
$2.50
$0.40
Meadows
$1.15
$0.30
$2.50
$0.40
MTA Grades K – 4
$1.15
$0.30
$2.25
$0.40
MTA Grades 5th – 8th
$1.15
$0.30
$2.50
$0.40
Heights
$1.15
$0.30
$2.25
$0.40
Madison Highland Prep (Charter school)
$1.15
$0.30
$2.50
$0.40

Parents are welcome to join their students at meal time. Adult breakfast cost is $1.75 and adult lunch is $3.25.

Funding Your Child’s Meal Account

You can prepay for your child’s meals with MySchoolBucks.com. Madison School District now uses this service for parents who prefer to prepay for their child’s school meals using a credit or debit card.

Financial assistance is available

Qualifying families can easily participate in the school lunch program for free or at a reduced rate.

Families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals; these students can be charged no more than 40 cents.

Families can apply for financial assistance through the National School Lunch Program anytime throughout the school year. NEW! You can now submit a meal application online at: madisonaz.heartlandapps.com

Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are available online (in English and in Spanish), as well as at school offices, cafeterias and the District Office. For more information, please see the attached flyer: English / Spanish. These completed forms can be submitted to the district in three ways:

  • In person or via mail: 5601 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85016
  • Via fax: (602) 664-7994

Birthday Program

Madison now offers a “Birthday in a Box” program for your child. We make it simple for you to order a classroom celebration for your child and provide a range of options to meet your needs. To learn more or participate, simply download the Birthday Celebration Form.

School meals are better!

Meals served under the National School Lunch Program must meet nutrition guidelines based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

No more than 30% of calories can come from fat and less than 10% from saturated fat.

School lunches provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories over the course of one week of menus.

Students who eat school lunches consume less calories from fat than students who bring lunch from home.

Compared to lunches from home, school lunches contain:

  • Three times as many dairy products
  • Twice as much fruit
  • Seven times the vegetable amounts

National School Lunch Program participants have substantially lower intakes of added sugars than do non-participants.

School meals are balanced.

Every school lunch is well-balanced and contains five great choices:

  • Milk: Fat free- flavored or regular
  • Vegetables: From jicama slaw to fresh carrot sticks
  • Fruit: Everything from kiwi to locally grown apples; often fresh
  • Grains: More whole grain items like rolls or sandwich bread
  • Protein: White meat chicken, bean chili, lean beef.

School meals are healthful.

  • We use 100% turkey for many meals including: hot dogs, egg rolls and deli meats.
  • We never use a deep fryer.
  • Our pizzas are made with 100% mozzarella and reduced-fat pepperoni.
  • Vegetarian meals are always available!

Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day.

Start your child’s day off right with a healthful breakfast!

Breakfast is available at all Madison schools for only $1.15. Qualifying families can eat breakfast for free or at a reduced ($0.30) rate.

Each day, your child can enjoy a hot daily Breakfast Special or cereal along with whole wheat cinnamon toast, fruit, 100% orange juice and fat free milk.

Daily Breakfast Specials

Scrambled Eggs
2 pancakes and 1.5 oz syrup
2 Waffle Stix and 1.5 oz Syrup
3 oz Reduced fat bagel, 1 oz Cream Cheese
4 oz tortilla wrap with egg and cheese

Get Involved!

The district Wellness Committee will meet on March 9th from 4 – 5 PM at the district office (Room 102).

The primary purpose of the committee is to involve parents, students, food service staff, teachers of physical education, school health professionals and administrators in a collaborative approach to developing goals for the following:
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Promotion
  • Physical Activity
  • Other School-Based Activities
  • Public Updates
We look forward to working with you to positively impact the health of our students.

For more information about Food Service, pelase contact:

Kristin Soulsby
Director, Food Services
ksoulsby@madisoned.org

Kirstin Elliot
Administrative Assistant for Food Services
602-664-7919
kelliot@madisoned.org

TrayTalk.org is a brand new website focused on spreading the message:

SCHOOL MEALS = HEALTHY MEALS.

TrayTalk.org will provide parents with the facts about school meals, address hot topics in school nutrition and allow visitors to share their ideas about what’s working in their schools and how to further improve school nutrition. Log on to http://www.traytalk.org/school-nutrition-success-stories/ today and share a success story from your child’s school.  Photos are encouraged to enhance your success story!

Wellness Policies

View Madison School District’s Wellness Policies.

Nutritional Education
Our goal is to influence students’ eating behaviors by providing nutrition education that is appropriate for students’ ages; reflects students’ cultures; is integrated into health education or core curricula; and provides opportunities for students to practice skills and have fun. Each school is responsible for creating, documenting, and evaluating a plan which incorporates all nutrition education criteria.

  • Include nutrition education in monthly newsletters or daily announcements
  • Hold district-wide or school-wide Health Fairs.

ON-CAMPUS FOOD GUIDELINES
The following guidelines are an effort to comply with Maricopa County Health Code and with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) federal guidelines, and the Arizona Nutrition Standards.

Evening Events
The Wellness Policy will not mandate any restrictions regarding food and beverages sold/served at evening events.  These food and beverage items are available outside of the normal school day, and therefore are not addressed within the USDA guidelines or the AZNS.

Classroom Parties
As the Madison School District Wellness Policy honors the Arizona Nutrition Standard Guidelines, this policy has no restrictions regarding classroom parties.  Healthier food choices are always encouraged to be available, provided they meet Maricopa County guidelines.

There are mandatory safety guidelines regarding food and beverages for classroom parties established by Maricopa County.

The County has strict regulations about food being prepared in residential kitchens and served at classroom parties.  It is not allowed.  All food brought onto campuses for classroom parties must originate from certified kitchens, commercial institutions or commercial food service stores.

The following guidelines will assist in this process:

  • All foods offered must originate from a Maricopa County Health Department approved kitchen or institution.  Examples would be products prepared at a supermarket bakery, retail location or from a commercial restaurant. For example, cupcakes prepared at home are not an approved item for a classroom party.
  • All food offered is delivered at the proper temperature and non-wrapped food is served with a non-latex gloved hand or utensil.  Example would be a pizza party from an approved vendor which is served by a gloved-hand or with a serving utensil.
  • All food offered is being consumed within a reasonable time and is maintained at proper temperature.
  • No contact is to be made by a non-gloved hand with any food items that are not pre-wrapped.