Student NutritionHours: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Main Phone: (907) 348-5142 | Fax: (907) 348-5218Location: 1307 Labar Street Anchorage, Alaska 99515
- Provide healthy and balanced meals to students throughout the district
- Provide free and reduced priced meals to qualifying applicants via National School Lunch Program sponsored by USDA
- Provide free breakfast and lunch to quaifying community eligible schools through USDA (C.E.P. Schools)
- Participating Schools (use this link to sign up for meal service for SY20-21)
Free and Reduced News
Welcome families, by now most of you have applied for free and reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year. Families should fill out an application as soon as possible after registration unless all ASD students attend either Community Eligbible provision schools or non participating schools. Families that change schools from non-meal program schools to NSLP schools should also apply for free and reduced meals.
If your family did not qualify previously and has lost job hours, experienced layoffs or had a change in circumstances, please visit student nutrition to apply online. Please list all ASD students on the application. Email email@example.com if you need assistance with your application providing your student’s ID number, DOB, First and Last Name and School.
Details on how to access meals during remote or Virtual education under the National School Lunch Program is located on the FAQ ordering tab. Students who have returned to in person learning can access meals daily at the school without ordering.
Apply online for Free and Reduced Lunch Program - we offer online applications in English, Spanish, Hmong, Tagalog, Korean and Samoan.
Although meals will be offered to students registered at participating National School Lunch Program Schools at no charge for the remainder of the school year, we recommend that you apply as there are potential additional future benefits linked to meal status. The aggregate meal application data is also used to qualify schools for grants, additional nutrition programs and other district funding.
Please note that meal applications are EXEMPT from public charge rules, are kept confidential and may be made regardless of immigration status.
Office Temporarily Closed to the Public
Please do not deliver payments or Free & Reduced-price meal applications in-person to the Student Nutrition Center, or Education Center. Credit and Debit card payments are accepted online through Parent Connection, checks may be mailed to the Student Nutrition Center at the below address, please ensure your student's name and ASD ID number or date of birth are listed in the Memo line of the check.
Our online application portal is available for Free & Reduced-price meal benefits. You may also print and mail your application to the Student Nutrition Center.
Our office receives inquiries each fall about how they may go about making donations for unpaid meal accounts. We can accept donations to be directed to the schoool or grade level at a specific school of your choice. If you need assistance, please include where you would like your donation directed along with contact information so that we may call you back and ensure we have your intent captured and process your request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-5142 and one of our specilaists will call you back to assist you with your request.
In person appointments may be made with staff in advance to review verification requests or handle items that cannot be done over phone or email.
Student Nutrition Center
1307 Labar St.
Anchorage, AK 99515
Student Nutrition News
Welcome to the Anchorage School District Department of Student Nutrition. Our mission is to provide healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals to students throughout the Anchorage School District and support the District’s goal to educate all students for success in life.
The meals, foods and beverages served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We want to serve meals that are not only healthy and good for growing minds and bodies but taste good too. We take pride in providing items that range from familiar brand name items you see at home to things we make from scratch in our central kitchen facility. Our staff takes great pride in the meals they make and serve every day! All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; or (3) email: email@example.com.
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