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Eau Claire Area School District Food and Nutrition

*Online Application for School Year 2021-22!
You can easily apply online for free or reduced price meals for the 2021-22 school year HERE.
If you fill out an online application, there is no need to fill out a paper application.

We are dedicated to providing high quality, nutritious foods to every student.  We believe that proper nutrition plays a vital role in the academic and overall success and health of children.

Monthly Menu

Monthly breakfast and lunch menus are available for Early Education, Elementary, Middle and High School. Breakfast is served at all Eau Claire Area School District schools. Secondary breakfast menus vary by school. Both breakfast and lunch menus for all education levels can be found in the "Breakfast and Lunch Menus" option on the side bar.

USDA Breakfast and Lunch

The Eau Claire Area School District participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Lunches are designed to provide 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for: Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, and Calories. In addition, no more than 30% of the calories come from fat and no more than 10% of calories come from saturated fat.

Breakfasts provide 1/4 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for the nutrients listed above and follow the guidelines of no more than 30% of calories from fat and less than 10% of calories from saturated fat.

Offer Vs. Serve

The Eau Claire Area School District utilizes the "Offer vs. Serve" provision for breakfast and lunch. 

In order to have a complete lunch, each student must choose three food components (grains/bread, meat/meat alternate, fruit/vegetable and milk). Students are encouraged to try all the side items offered, but are required to take a full serving of the fruit/vegetable food component. At breakfast, students may refuse up to one item but are required to take a full serving of a fruit or vegetable food component.

Offering students options to compile a complete lunch or breakfast, rather than simply serving them, allows for less food waste because each child is given the choice to choose healthy foods based on their personal preferences. It also gives our children a wider variety of foods to try, helping them prepare to choose healthy foods throughout their life.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Josh Guckenberg

Food and Nutrition Director
(715) 852-3021

Pam Campbell
Food and Nutrition Support Specialist

Jennifer Robbins
Food and Nutrition Bookkeeper

Lisa Smith R.D., C.D.
Food Service Manager

Michelle Belanger, C.D.
Food Service Manager

Andrea Fay B.S. Dietetics
Food Service Manager

John Henckel A.S. Chef, B.S. Mgt
Food Service Manager