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Eau Claire Area School District Food and Nutrition

*Online Application for School Year 2022-23!
You can easily apply online for free or reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year HERE.
If you fill out an online application, there is no need to fill out a paper application. 

You can find answers to your questions regarding the free and reduced price meal application HERE

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

Non-discrimination Statement: 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 a 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:


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