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Food Services

Kelly Gnap
Food Service Supervisor
kgnap@wadsworthschools.org or call 330.335.1436.

Mission Statement

To provide nutritionally balanced, tasteful, eye-appealing meals in a fiscally responsible way that positively impacts the health and well-being of the students of Wadsworth City Schools.

A few pointers to help you navigate the menu:

  • To better promote healthy habits, a student must take a fruit or vegetable in order to be a lunch. Please help encourage your student to choose both fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Additionally, all of our grain selections are now whole grains to help your child grow.
  • For your convenience, the menu includes all payment and contact information.
All menus are posted online. Additionally, the monthly menu will be posted in your child's classroom and cafeteria. Students submit their choice of entree during the morning in the classroom at the elementary level. Please help your student learn their student ID number, this is what they use in the lunch line.

Healthy Hunger-Free Kids 

Look for more healthy and nutritious selections to be offered this year at all buildings.  Please view the summary provided under Nutrition for more information. 
Highlights of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids are:
  • 1/2 or more of all grains served will be whole grains
  • Every meal must have a fruit or vegetable on the student tray
  • Students will see a rainbow of colors on their tray from the variety of fruits and vegetables that are offered 

A la Carte Offerings

The a la carte lunch option allows students to purchase the a la carte selections they like but bundles it with one or more other healthy components, such as milk, fruit, or vegetable, all for the lunch price.  All a la carte items must meet Smart Snack guidelines.  Each school offers various a la carte items at various prices.  Please see each individual building for more information.

Pricing will be as follows:

Breakfast
  • Breakfast:  $1.70
  • Reduced Price Breakfast:  $0.30
  • Adult Breakfast: $2.20
Lunch
  • Elementary (Gr. K-4):  $2.70
  • CIS/WMS:  $2.80 or $3.25 for Pizza Lunch at MS
  • WHS:  $3.00 or $3.25 for Pizza Lunch
  • Reduced Price Lunch: $0.40
    • 2nd Lunch will be charged at full price.
  • Extra Milk:  $0.50
  • Adult Lunches: $4.55 (beverages charged separately)
    • Visitor Lunches for BBQs at Elementary Schools are $5.00 (includes beverage)- Pre-payment is requested for all Special Person's Meals. Thanks in advance! 

Charge Policy

We have adopted a new charge policy. We are allowing students to continue to eat the regularly provided meals, we will no longer have an alternate meal. Please know that these meals will be charged to your student's account. If we do not receive payment on the account by the end of the school year, the negative balance will be moved into your student's school fees. K-4 parents, please watch your student's backpack for account information that will sent home on Thursdays. Notification of accounts that are -$10.00 or more will be sent weekly. You may also visit https://payschoolscentral.com/#/user/login to monitor your accounts online.

National School Lunch Program

Please read the Wadsworth City Schools Public Release here.
Wadsworth City Schools participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.  Some students may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.  Applications are available from this web page (see National School Lunch Program on the right) or from any school building office.  You can also now fill out an application online at payschoolscentral.com using your parent login information. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST USE THE 2023-2024 APPLICATION; FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF THE FORM TO YOU AND A DELAY IN YOUR CHILD(REN) RECEIVING THE FREE/REDUCED BENEFIT.
**Under a new law in Ohio, students who qualify for reduced breakfast and lunch through the National Breakfast & Lunch Program will receive breakfast and lunch for free.  In order to qualify, the Free and Reduced-Price Schools Meal Application must be filled out and submitted for consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kelly Gnap, Food Service Supervisor, at kgnap@wadsworthschools.org or at 330-335-1436. 
Wadsworth City Schools follows the Offer versus Serve policy sponsored by the USDA.  Offer vs. Serve is intended to decrease waste and costs by allowing students to refuse up to two components in a lunch and one component in a breakfast.  The lunch components consist of an entrée, vegetables, fruit, and milk.  The breakfast components consist of an entrée, fruit/juice, and milk.
To learn more about what selections we encourage students to choose, please visit the following links.  
The 411 on the Lunch Line
Why Should My Student Choose a Meal?
Why 5 Components?

National School Breakfast Program

Please read our current breakfast press release here.
We are offering breakfast to students at ALL schools. A paid breakfast is $1.70, and a reduced price for breakfast, for those who qualify, is $.30.  If you qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, you qualify for the same benefit for the breakfast program. Adult breakfasts are $2.20.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.