Snack Milk and Healthy Snack Cart Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it required that my child participate in these programs?
No, participation is optional. These programs are offered as a convenience to parents, and to ensure that students are well nourished, and focused on learning during the school day.
Can I pay for my child’s snack cart order online?
Yes, you may pay online through your FeePay account.
May I place my order for the Snack Milk or Healthy Snack Cart programs over the phone?
To ensure that the order is processed as quickly and completely as possible, we appreciate your order being placed via the enclosed form, and not over the phone.
Can I wait until the K-5 Assessment days to submit our order form?
While we appreciate payments made as early as possible, you can turn the form and payment in at the Nutrition Services table during the K-5 Assessment days if you choose.
My child receives free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. Will he/she receive free or reduced price snacks?
No. The Snack Milk and Healthy Snack Cart programs are optional. Should you choose not to participate, you may send 100% juice or water from home as well as a pre-packaged healthy snack.
Why is there a big difference in the price of Snack Milk for grades 1-5 vs. Kindergarten?
The State of Minnesota provides funding for the schools to ensure Kindergarten students receive a milk break at a very affordable price. Unfortunately, the funding does not apply to students in grades 1-5.
My child receives free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. Why am I being charged for the milk he receives during lunch time when bringing a cold lunch from home?
The State of Minnesota reimburses the school for each reimbursable meal, which means students must take at least 3 of the 5 components offered and one must be a fruit or vegetable. When a student purchases milk on his/her own, it is considered an a la carte item. We do need to charge full price for these items. A la carte milk is 50 cents.
For answers to addition questions, please contact Kim Franta, Director of Nutrition Services at 952-758-1772 or the Nutrition Services Assistant at 952-758-1774.