Online Meal Application

  • Washoe County School District participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Nutritious meals are served every school day. Students eligible to receive meals under the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs may receive breakfast and/or lunch every day.

    El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe participa en el Programa Nacional de Desayuno y Almuerzo Escolar.  Todos los días se sirven alimentos nutritivos en todas las escuelas.  Los estudiantes que califican para recibir alimentos bajo el Programa Nacional de Desayuno y Almuerzo Escolar pueden recibir desayuno y/o almuerzo gratis todos los días.


    Do you want to make sure your children get nutritious & delicious school meals every day? Sign up for Free or Reduced-Price School Meals! 

    ¿Quiere que sus hijos obtengan comidas deliciosas y nutritivas en la escuela todos los días?  Inscríbase para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido.

    No es un requisito que sus hijos o su familia sean ciudadanos de Estados Unidos.  Se recomienda completar la solicitud en línea, o puede obtener una solicitud en la escuela de sus hijos, o puede ir a la oficina de servicios de nutrición – 585 Spice Islands Court en Sparks. 
    Cualquier pregunta sobre la solicitud para el almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido comuníquese con Kathy Royal al 775-353-5240.  Estamos aquí para ayudarle a encontrar la información que necesita.
    Any questions regarding the Free or Reduced-Price Meal Application contact Kathy Royal at 775-353-5240.
    Cualquier pregunta que tengan referente a la solicitud para la comida gratis o a precio reducido, por favor contacten Kathy Royal al 775-353-5240. 

    You may find an application:                                                                                                  
    •  OR in your student's school registration packet 
    •  OR at your school's main office
    •  OR you can come to the Nutrition Services Center to fill out a paper application...we will be happy to assist you!

    Frequently Asked Questions About the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

    What are the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs?
    The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 31 million children each school day.

    ¿Preguntas Frecuentes del Programa Nacional de Desayuno y Almuerzo Escolar?

    El Programa Nacional de Desayuno y Almuerzo Escolar es un programa de comida escolar con subsidio del gobierno federal que funciona en más de 100,000 escuela públicas y privadas sin fines de lucro e instituciones residenciales de cuidado de niños.  Se provee diariamente almuerzos nutritivos, equilibrados y a bajo costo o gratuitos a más de 31 millones de niños.

    What are the nutritional requirements for school breakfast and lunch?
    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 directed USDA to update the NSLP’s meal pattern and nutrition standards based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new meal pattern went into effect at the beginning of the 2012 school year, and increased the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in the school menu. New dietary specifications set specific calorie limits to ensure age‐appropriate meals for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Other meal enhancements included gradual reductions in the sodium content of the meals. While school lunches must meet Federal meal requirements, decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local food authorities. 

    How do children qualify for free and reduced-price meals?
    Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced‐price meals; in Washoe County Schools, these students are also eligible for free meals. For income guidelines, please view the FAQ for Online Meal Applications.

    Source: USDA


    Students that transfer from Provision II schools to Non-Provision II schools will transfer in as PAID Students (the household pays for the meals). Unless they are Direct Certifications or Homeless/Child in Transition (CIT), they need to complete and submit an Application for Meal Benefits. The following schools are Provision II:

    • Allen
    • Anderson
    • Bailey
    • Booth
    • Cannan
    • Corbett
    • Desert Heights
    • Duncan
    • Greenbrae
    • Lemelson
    • Lincoln Park
    • Loder
    • Mariposa
    • Mathews
    • Maxwell
    • Mitchell
    • Natchez
    • Risley
    • Kate Smith
    • Smithridge
    • Sun Valley
    • Veterans
    • Traner Middle
    • Hug High

    We hope this will avoid any confusion when students are asked to pay for their meals until a new Application for Meal Benefits has been approved.

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