Food Services

Good nutrition and academic success go hand in hand!

Our Food Services Department consists of 12 food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to our students' health, well-being, and ability to learn. We support academic success by providing healthy meal choices—over 125,000 lunches and 33,000 breakfasts every school year—while promoting lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

For additional questions, please contact your school's office or contact the Food Services office at (307) 332-4711.

Our Mission

Provide healthy and appealing meals for all students, in a clean and safe environment, so that every student is well nourished to gain the knowledge for success.

Meal Prices

Be Prepared, students do not eat for free for the 2022-2023 school year. See below for more information.

Important School Meal Updates

Since the pandemic, we have been operating off a federal waiver that allowed Fremont County School District #1 Child Nutrition Department to feed every child for free through the end of this school year. Unfortunately, this waiver was not extended to the 2022–2023 school year.

What this means:

  • School lunch and breakfast will go back to normal with free, reduced, and paid categories.
  • Starting August 2022, no meals will be free unless you qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.
  • We strongly encourage you to fill out free and reduced meal applications for the 2022–2023 school year. Applications will be available online through the parent portal or in hard copy. Hard copies can be found at your school's front office, Fremont # 1’s administration building, or online at the far left of this page. Please make sure to pay attention to the applications’ applicable dates. Currently, all we have available is the 2021–2022 application.

Current Prices (2022–2023) Student Price Adult Price
Elementary – Breakfast $1.65 $3.00
Elementary – Lunch $2.60 $4.25
LMS – Breakfast $1.75 $3.00
LMS – Lunch $2.90 $4.25
LVHS/PHS – Breakfast $1.80 $3.00
LVHS/PHS – Lunch $3.00 $4.25
Milk $0.50 $0.50
Reduced Meal Prices (2022–2023) Student Price
Breakfast $0.30
Lunch $0.40

A la carte items will be offered at the high school level, but students have to have a positive balance before the purchase is allowed. Milk is provided with a complete meal at no additional charge. Extra milk or milk purchased separately will be charged to the students account.

What is a reimbursable meal?

A reimbursable meal is a federal formula which helps each district determine whether they receive a monetary reimbursement from the federal government for each meal given to students. All students are only allowed one reimbursable meal for breakfast, and one for lunch. We consider any extra items a la carte, and you must pay for them. In order to get that reimbursement, we must follow the USDA guidelines and the “Offer versus Serve” program. The lunch and breakfast programs are a little different, so let’s just start with lunch.

Lunch:
At lunch, we offer students five components with each meal. We require students to take three of those five components, including 1/2 cup of fruit and/or vegetables in order for us to count it as a “reimbursable meal”. The components offered are:

  • Meat/meat alternate
  • Bread/grains
  • Fruit/vegetables
  • Milk

There are different requirements for different age groups for certain components. For example, at the high school level, we need to offer 10 to 12 bread/grain servings each week. At the middle school we need to offer 8 to 10 bread/grain servings each week. At the elementary level, we offer 8 to 9 servings of bread/grain items each week.

Example one of a reimbursable lunch:
The main item is whole grain spaghetti with meat sauce. We put the pasta and meat sauce on the student’s tray. Because it contains a bread/grain component and the meat component, the student then only needs to take a serving of a fruit or vegetable to meet the minimum requirement for a reimbursable meal. We will not charge your student to take a carton of milk or other item offered as part of the regular lunch, such as one breadstick.

Example two of a reimbursable lunch:
The main item is chili. The chili counts as the meat/meat alternate item. Students would have to take two more components for us to count that as a reimbursable meal. They could choose from an 8 oz. carton of milk, a serving of fruit, a serving of vegetables, or a serving of a bread/grain item. Again, one of the three components on their tray has to be a serving of a fruit or vegetable.

Breakfast:
At breakfast, we must offer four food items from three required food components:

  • 1–2 ounce equivalent servings of bread/grain
  • ½ cup serving of fruit
  • ½ cup serving of 100% juice
  • Milk

Offer vs. serve at breakfast requires students to take three of the four items offered, including at least 1/2 cup of fruit and/or vegetables.

Example one of a reimbursable breakfast:
Whole grain pancakes, ½ cup fruit, and a carton of milk.

Example two of a reimbursable breakfast:
Cereal (1 oz container), one piece of toast or one package of graham crackers, one carton of milk, and ½ cup of fruit.

We train our kitchen staff to ensure that each tray holds a reimbursable meal! 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

For the 2022–2023 school year, Gannett Peak Elementary and Baldwin Creek Elementary have been awarded the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant. The FFVP provides all enrolled k–5 students with a variety of free fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the school day.

The goal of the FFVP is to:

  • Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices.
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience.
  • Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.

Please see the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program reference sheet for more details about the program.

Food Services Staff

Alicia McConnell
Food Service Manager
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Non-Discrimination Statement

2022 Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and United States 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 for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible agency 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, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at how to file a program discrimination complaint and at any USDA office.To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992, or write 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
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442
  3. Email:  program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.