Our Fuel..Your Fire

School Nutrition Services proudly prepares the fuel that feeds the fire of learning for our students and staff. We offer great tasting, healthy meals with a smile each day.
District meals meet the nutrition standards set forth in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Lunches meet one-third of the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) and breakfast meets one-fourth of the RDI as established by the National Research Academy of Sciences. The guidelines require that we offer a variety of low fat foods including more grains, fruits, and vegetables. Menus are planned to meet the calorie needs of active students.

We thank you for your past, present and future support of our school nutrition program. Our greatest joy is feeding the future.

School Meal Prices

Breakfast Prices    
  Regular Price Breakfast $1.50
  Reduced Price Breakfast Free
  Adult Breakfast $2.25
Lunch Prices    
Elementary Regular Price Lunch $2.40
  Reduced Price Lunch Free
WMS & WSHS Regular Price Lunch $2.80
  Reduced Price Regular Lunch Free
Adults - District Wide Regular Lunch $3.75
Milk   $ .50

Special Diet Concerns

According to the National School Lunch Program Act, the School Nutrition program is required to follow specific regulations in accommodating special diets for students enrolled in the Winona Area Public Schools.

Generally, children with food allergies or intolerances do not have a disability as defined in any of the Acts or laws, and the school nutrition programs may, but is not required to, make food substitutions for them. However, when food allergies result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions, the child's condition would meet the definition of "disability" and the substitutions prescribed by the licensed, medical physician must be made.

Winona Area Public Schools has adopted the Minnesota Department of Education Special Diet Statement form. If you are requesting any special dietary requests for your child, please take one of the enclosed forms to your family physician to have completed. These forms do not need to be renewed on a yearly basis, but must reflect the child's current needs. Once our office receives any special requests, we will contact you, if necessary, to set up a meeting to discuss your child's needs.

Reduced Lunch Form

Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. To apply, complete the Application for Educational Benefits.

A new application must be submitted each year.

At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts. PLEASE NOTE: The Application for Educational Benefits is also available to complete electronically through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you do not currently use the portal and would like to apply for benefits online, please contact portal.help@winona.k12.mn.us to receive an “Activation Key” to get you started.

State funds help to pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for either free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no charge. State funds also help to pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students receive breakfasts at no charge.

Return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to: WAPS Nutrition Office, 903 Gilmore Avenue, Winona, MN 55987.


Household Size $ Per Year $ Per Month $ Twice Per Month $ Per 2 Weeks $ Per Week
1 22,459 1,872 936 864 432
2 30,451 2,538 1,269 1,172 586
3 38,443 3,204 1,602 1,479 740
4 46,435 3,870 1,935 1,786 893
5 54,427 4,536 2,268 2,094 1,047
6 62,419 5,202 2,601 2,401 1,201
7 70,411 5,868 2,934 2,709 1,355
8 78,403 6,534 3,267 3,016 1,508
Add for each additional person 7,992 666 333 308 154


USDA Statement

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer

Feed the Kids

What is Feed the Kids fund?

The Feed the Kids Fund is a safety net for K-12 students that do not have sufficient funds in their accounts to cover the cost of school meals and who don’t qualify for meal benefits. This program saves children the embarrassment of not having money to pay for their meals. This program was established to be a temporary solution until other
arrangements can be made to assist the child and family on a more permanent basis.

As unfortunate as it is there are children who go hungry, even in this community. Parents may find themselves in situations that are beyond their control (such as medical problems, unemployment, or family difficulties) and this program will minimize the affect on the children due to these circumstances. Specifically the kids will be provided with nutritious meals. We know kids do better in school if they are well nourished.

How does it work?

Funds are available to provide K-12 students with a nutritious lunch when the need has been identified by the principal, teacher, or other staff member. Before the Feed the Kids funds can be accessed, a referral application must be completed and approved by the School Nutrition Office.

How can I contribute to the Feed the Kids fund?

Donations are needed and accepted year round from individuals or groups. Contributions should be mailed to the School Nutrition Office at 903 Gilmore Avenue, Winona, MN and checks made payable to Winona Area Public Schools Feed the Kids Fund.

The history of Feed the Kids fund:

The goal of the WAPS School Nutrition Program is to help kids make healthy life-long food choices. Kids who eat nutritious meals perform better in all aspects of their lives. The National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs have been providing healthy lunches to students for more than 50 years. We are committed to providing menus with a wide variety of foods that are lower in fat and sodium with moderate amounts of sugar.

The United States Department of Agriculture regulations require that our menus comply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Lunch menus over a school week contain no more that 30 percent of calories from fat. Parents can be assured that their children are receiving a delicious and nutritious meal when they eat with us in the Winona Area Public School cafeterias.

Over 40 child nutrition professionals promote healthy school meals for our students each day.

Catering Options

Catering for beverages, snacks and meals is offered by WAPS School Nutrition Services.

Catering Order Form


Delivery is available to all district locations between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you require service outside those hours, please make arrangements with the school nutrition office to pick up your order.

Prices for foods and beverages include all necessary utensils, paper products and necessary equipment.



Rise & Shine

As the Sun Rises $2.50-Includes fresh brewed coffee, choice of muffin, cinnamon roll or coffee cake (choose one), and fruit or juice (choose one)

Build-Your-Own Yogurt Bar $2.50-Includes yogurt, fresh fruit, granola, and juice

Yogurt bar with Coffee, Juice and fresh baked muffin or coffee cake $3.50

All prices are per person

Snack Break

Snack Trays—Choose from vegetables & dip, fruit & dip, or meat, cheese & crackers

  • $30.00: 12 inch tray—serves up to 15
  • $50.00: 16 inch tray—serves up to 30

Taco Dip & Tortilla Chip Tray—Taco seasoned sour cream/cream cheese base, layered with diced fresh lettuce, tomato & onion, black olives, shredded cheese and salsa.

  • $20.00: 12 inch tray serves up to 15

Play It Cool

Classic Box Lunch $5.00
Submarine sandwich or wrap. Choice of ham, turkey, roast beef or vegetarian. Includes chips, fruit, vegetable, cookie, condiments & bottled water.

Soup & Sandwich $5.00
Choice of soup—Chicken noodle, vegetable beef, vegetarian vegetable and crackers. Submarine sandwich or wrap—Ham, turkey, roast beef or vegetarian Includes cookie, condiments & bottled water

Soup & Salad $5.00
Choice of soup—Chicken noodle, vegetable beef, vegetarian vegetable and crackers Choice of salad—Garden salad, pasta salad or antipasto salad

Deli Buffet $ 6.50
Build your own sub-choice of ham, smoked turkey, roast beef, cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss or American cheese & toppings, includes fruit & dip tray, cookie and bottled water

Taco Salad Bar $ 6.50
Taco meat filling, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, black olives, salsa & tortilla chips Includes cookie & bottled water.

*All prices are per person.

Get It While It's Hot

That’s Italian! Choice of meat or vegetable lasagna or spaghetti or chicken alfredo $ 7.00 Includes breadstick, tossed salad, cookie & bottled water

A Taste of the Orient. Choice of Mandarin orange or BBQ teriyaki chicken bowl $ 7.00 Includes jasmine rice or lo mein, fortune cookie and bottled water

Spice it Up! Includes choice of beef, chicken or cheese enchiladas, spicy rice, $ 7.00 Tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, cookie & bottled water

Turkey Gravy & Mashed Potatoes $ 7.00 Includes vegetable, dinner roll, cookie & bottled water All prices are per person

Keepin it Casual

Hot Dog or Brat Bar. Includes baked beans, potato salad or coleslaw, condiments, $ 7.00 cookie & bottled water. Price is per person

Pulled Pork Sandwich Bar. Includes pulled pork, buns, coleslaw, fruit, cookie $ 7.00 & bottled water. Price is per person

Pizza & Salad. Includes choice of 16” pizza—cheese, pepperoni or sausage, salad, $24.00 cookie & bottled water (serves approximately 8)

Delightful Desserts

Homemade Brownies-dozen $ 6.00

Homemade Lemon Bars-dozen $ 6.00

Homemade Coffee Cake—Choose from poppy seed, chocolate chip, apple cinnamon $10.00 Homemade Cinnamon Rolls-dozen $10.00

Homemade Muffins-dozen $ 9.50

Choose from banana, blueberry, chocolate chip, poppy seed, morning glory

Cookies-dozen. Choose from chocolate chip, sugar or oatmeal raisin & peanut butter $ 4.00

Homemade Cheesecake-8”. Choose from plain, fruit & dark or white chocolate $10.00

Sheet Cake-Choose from chocolate, white, lemon poppy seed or a Herky Layer Cake

  • Full Sheet—serves 80 to 96 $40.00
  • Half Sheet—serves 48 $30.00
  • Quarter Sheet—serves 24 $17.00


Coffee w/creamer & sugar -50 cups $35.00

Hot Cocoa-gallon $ 5.00

Apple Cider - gallon $ 8.00

Orange Juice-4 oz. $ .60

Orange Juice-gallon $ 7.00

Lemonade - gallon $ 6.00

Punch-gallon $ 6.00

Milk—1/2 pint. Choose skim, chocolate skim or 1% $ .50

Water – Plain – 12 oz. $ 1.25

Water – Plain – 16.9 oz. $ 1.50

One gallon serves approximately 20

Equipment Rental

Per item (for example, coffee pot, cooler, totes) $10.00

Per item (for example, steam table pans, bun pans) $ 4.00

Hot Cart rental & delivery (Plus $100 security payment) $50.00

Guidelines & Policies

1. CREATIVE TOUCH CATERING REQUEST Each group or individual requesting catering services must fill out a catering request form available at the School Nutrition Office from 7:30am to 4:00pm at 494-0830, your school’s main office, or on WAPS website. You can also request a form to be sent to you via email at Ellen.brand@winona.k12.mn.us. This request form includes all the information necessary to cater your event. Individual or unique requests are our specialty. We will tailor any menu to fit your needs. You must provide the School Nutrition Office with the code number of the appropriate budget account to be charged OR a billing address. If special billing arrangements are required, make them prior to the event with the School Nutrition Office.

2. GUARANTEED COUNT When filling out the request form, give the estimated number to be served if you’re unsure of exact count. Ten days prior to event, we must have the guaranteed number of people to be served to insure proper service and planning. All charges are based on this final guarantee. If no guarantee is received, we will consider the number indicated in the catering request form to be the final guaranteed count and you will be charged for that number.

3. PRICES Prices are subject to change if the price of food fluctuates substantially. Prices on weekends are higher due to overtime pay for cooks. Prices may increase according to level of staff services requested for function.

4. RETURN OF CREATIVE TOUCH CATERING EQUIPMENT/PROPERTY You are required to return all Creative Touch Catering equipment and other property/supplies received as part of your order within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event unless other arrangements are made with the School Nutrition Office. You are responsible for any damage or loss of equipment incurred during your event.

5. UNFORESEEN EVENTS If district employees are serving your event and you are not ready to eat at the requested time, you may be charged an additional fee to cover the employees additional time.

6. FOOD SAFETY/LEFTOVER POLICY Due to sanitation guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health, Environmental Health Services, no leftover food prepared and provided by Winona Area Public Schools may leave the premises at the conclusion of the event.

7. DELIVERY Delivery is available to all district locations between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you require service outside those hours, please make arrangements with the school nutrition office to pick up your order.

8. PAYMENT Please make checks payable to “Winona Area Public Schools Nutrition”.

Kari Blum

School Nutrition Manager
Winona Middle School

Jennifer Walters

School Nutrition Director
District Wide