Manhattan Schools Food Service Program
Rhiannon Reardon ~ Head Cook
rreardon@manhattan.k12.mt.us   
284-3250 ext 210
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I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Rhiannon Reardon, I am the Food Service Manager for Manhattan Schools. My goals for this school year are to provide a fun and friendly environment for student and adults to come enjoy healthy meals made from scratch. I look forward to serving you and your family.

Our kitchen has completed Phase 2 of renovations. We now have a state of the art dishwasher, new flooring, new ceiling tile, and several new sinks with prep tables attached. The kitchen is bright, open, and inviting. With the addition of the new dishwasher there will be changes in the location of food waste disposal and tray drop off. Please be patient with us as we all learn the best approach to deal with this change. We encourage you to visit our kitchen by eating with your child at some point during the school year so we can show you how your tax dollars were put to use.

Menus will include whole grain products, a rainbow of vegetables and fruits, lower caloric, saturated fats and sodium intake, as well as, milk that is fat-free or low fat 1%. Chocolate milk is only available at lunch on Fridays.

Please join us for breakfast in the morning. We offer a Breakfast in the Cafeteria and Breakfast in the Classroom, both of which are convenient and nutritious. Breakfast in the cafeteria is served in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Elementary and Junior High School from 7:30 am to 8:15 am in the lunchroom. The Breakfast in the Classroom program is served to grades 1-6 in their classroom. Options for both programs will include a bread/bread alternate, fruit, milk and occasional protein. The cost of a K-12 student's breakfast is $1.25 for those that pay full price. If a child qualifies for reduced meals the price is $0.30. An adult breakfast is $1.55.

Lunch is served in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Elementary and Junior High School. Lunch prices are as follows: .K-5 student is $2.15, for a grade 6-8 student it is $2.50, 9-12 meals are $2.75 and for an adult lunch it is $3.50. Those that qualify for reduced meals pay $0.40 for lunch.

It is school policy to send home notices when a lunch account has a negative balance. We allow accounts to reach -$25.00. Student accounts that have reached the maximum allowed for charging will not be allowed to eat hot lunch, instead they will be given a PB & J sandwich and milk until the account is brought to a current balance. 

Students eating cold lunch from home will either have to drink water provided in the cafeteria or pay $0.25 for each carton of milk.

For High School students we offer a Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch which is taken to the High School Activities Room for service. These meals are made to order so if a students doesn’t sign up for them with their homeroom teacher there is no guarantee the student will be able to purchase a Grab ‘N’ Go. 

Please see the link to the Free and Reduced meals application on this page and in the monthly newsletter. Applications are accepted all year but those that qualified for free or reduced last school year must fill out a new application for the 2013-2014 school year and return it to the school office before September 30, 2013. If you have question please call the school office at 284-3250  

To receive Free or Reduced Price meals for your children, you must complete an application and return it to the school—EACH SCHOOL YEAR.  Please read the instructions on the back of the application carefully. We cannot approve an application that is not complete.
 

Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”