School Menus and Nutrition Information
Sioux City Community School District school meals are carefully designed to provide a variety of food choices that accommodate student preferences and meet the guidelines established by USDA. By limiting salt, fat, and sugar content while increasing the number of vitamins and minerals such as iron, school meals are becoming more nutritious. In addition to helping children become healthier, these nutritious meals have also been shown to improve students’ social behaviors and academic performance.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Special Diets and Allergies
If your student requires a special diet or has food allergies, please have your physician complete the diet modification request form. Whether or not you plan to have your student eat breakfast or lunch with us, we need the information to supply appropriate foods for seasonal celebrations.
USDA Free Meal Program
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved an extension of the FREE Breakfast and Lunch program for all Sioux City Community School District students. Free meals will be available through the 2021-2022 school year.
Who can access meals?
- All students enrolled in the Sioux City Community School District will be eligible for free meals (breakfast and lunch)
- Students will receive free breakfast and lunch at school.
- Students enrolled in VIBE Academy, the District’s virtual school, can pick up meals according to the meal distribution schedule at any school during the hours of 11 am to 1 pm.
How does this affect your student’s school lunch status?
Students that already receive free meals will experience no change in lunch status. Students that are full pay or reduced lunch status will be Temporarily moved to FREE status. No meal charges will be made to student accounts through the 2021-2022 school year.
When the USDA ends the free meal program, students will return to their original lunch status, and student accounts will be charged accordingly for the next school year.
Ala Carte Items Are Available
Ala carte options will still be available; however, ala carte items are not covered by the USDA funding, and students will be charged separately for ala carte items. You can pay for ala carte items on the District website. Follow this link to pay your lunch fees online.
Families are still encouraged to complete the Iowa Eligibility Meal Application.
If your family typically receives free and/or reduced-price meals, you are still encouraged to complete the Iowa Eligibility Meal Application in order to qualify for P-EBT benefits. Data from these applications also help the District qualify for state and federal funding from grants and other funding sources. These funds allow us to provide enhanced educational opportunities in our District. We need your help to ensure our 2021-2022 free and reduced meal data remains current and accurate. You can complete the Iowa Eligibility Meal Application online or pick up an application from your child’s school.
Please contact the Sioux City Community School District’s Food Service Department at 712-279-6860 or 712-279-6862 with questions or for more information.