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Welcome to Madison Consolidated Schools Food and Nutrition 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.

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During the 2015-16 school year, Madison Consolidated Schools made several transformations in the food service offerings available to our students.  

First, a farm to table approach was adopted and a partnership formed with a local farming family to provide fresh, seasonal vegetables as part of our lunch menu throughout our district.  This initiative accompanied our commitment to focus on homemade food using fresh ingredients and whole grains as a way to provide a flavorful, nutritional meals each day.
 
Next was the availability of free snacks for our students.  Preschool and elementary students are offered a free healthy daytime snack in their classroom each day.  While students at MJHS and MCHS have snacks available in the cafeteria for student pick-up at the end of each school day.  Snacks for secondary students may include sandwiches, yogurt, fruit, etc. and food prepared and not served during the current day lunch period will be given to students free of charge. 

We continue to offer free breakfast for all students each morning as they arrive to start their school day.

 

National School Lunch Program
Madison Consolidated Schools is part of the National School Lunch Program which is a federal program administered by USDA.  The regulations and guidelines governing the school meal program are not set locally, but by the United States Department of Agriculture. The meal pattern includes serving certain serving sizes of 5 meal components:

Milk  8 ozs.                         Fat free or Low-fat 
Protein 1-2 ozs. per day with a weekly requirement Meat, fish, poultry, cheese (Breakfast combines protein and bread/grain, may serve either or both)
Bread or Grain         1-2 ozs. per day with a weekly requirement Must be at least 51% whole grain to be counted.
Vegetable 1/2 to 1 cup per day depending on grade level Requirements include the types of vegetables served.  Red/Orange, Dark Green, Starchy, Peas, Beans, or Legumes.  Must be served each week at correct serving sizes.
Fruits 1/2 to 1 cup per day depending on grade level Not more than ½ can be juice.   


Offer Vs. Serve
At Madison Consolidated Schools we have implemented "offer versus serve"  (OVS). Offer versus serve is a concept that applies to menu planning and the meal service. OVS allows students to decline some of the food offered in a reimbursable lunch or breakfast. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste and to permit students to choose the foods they want to eat. During breakfast and lunch, students can have all components or can choose 3 or 4 at breakfast or 3, 4 or 5 at lunch.  One choice must be a fruit or vegetable. To learn more about lunch line choices and what constitutes a meal, read Understanding a Lunch Line: A Parent's Guide.

 

Elementary School Birthday Package Details MCS Elementary Birthday Package is an exciting new birthday celebration package provided by MCS Food Service Departments. Let us help you throw a birthday celebration in the classroom for your child’s birthday!

Fill out a Google Form: Elementary Birthday Package Form 

OR

Print and fill out this document and bring to main office of elementary school:Elementary School Birthday Package Printed Document