Lunch Applications

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Welcome to Food Services!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

New Meal Patterns and Regulations



Notice: Free Meals for all students

      The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved all schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students regardless of
income. This means students are eligible to receive one (1) FREE
breakfast and lunch per day this school year (2021 – 2022).

Some things to keep in mind:

• Students must take the required components to make a reimbursable meal
in order for it to be free. The cashier or other school staff will help students
take a full reimbursable meal.

• Students that purchase extras (such as a bottled drink) available in the
serving line, a la carte (such as a singular milk or entrée), the student will be
charged for these items. If your student intends to purchase items other
than a meal, please make sure there are adequate funds on their account.

• Families that believe they would qualify for free and reduced meals
normally, should still submit a free meal application as this can help with
qualifying for other assistance programs for the family and student. All
information submitted in these applications is private and confidential


Setting Up A Mealtime Account

Welcome! Lake Station Community Schools has partnered with, a convenient and secure online service for monitoring your student's lunch account and making credit and debit card deposits. To begin, click on the MealTime icon below.

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Step 1: Register.  Click on the “Register” link. Enter your birthdate, and click the box to agree to the terms.  You then will fill out your information to create your profile. Passwords must be between 8 and 20 characters, and include at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number and one special character.

Step 2: Link Your Student. Login to your account using the Username and Password you just created.  Click on “Add Student” then click “New”.  Select your state and then type the name of your child’s school and click to select.  Enter your student’s ID number (this is the Other ID # provided in Skyward) and first name only.  Click “Add”.

Step 3: Make a Deposit.  Click on “Home–Deposit Funds”. If you have multiple students linked to your account, you can deposit separate amounts into each of their accounts in one transaction. Click on the green “Add $” button and enter the amount of the deposit.  Repeat this process for multiple students.  Click “Go to Checkout”. You will see the total deposit amount plus the convenience fee.  Click “Add a payment method” and enter your credit card information.  Click “Save Payment Method” if you would like to save this card for future transactions.  Click “Save and continue”. Review the amount your credit card will be charged and click “Complete Transaction”.  Deposits will reflect in the students lunch account after a brief periodic synchronization.

Congratulations! You can now login anytime, anywhere to securely and conveniently monitor your student’s lunch account and make payments.


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