Nutrition Services

lunch cafeteria

The VASD Child Nutrition Services Department strives to offer healthy and nutritious school meals emphasizing fruit, vegetables and whole grains that meet USDA guidelines. School menus can be accessed online by clicking here.

Meal Pick-up Options

With the virtual/face-to-face learning options, meals are now free to all students Dec 31, 2020 or until USDA funds run out.  Our meal program is now changed to offer the following:

  • Meals pick-up at Nakoma Heights Apartments Community Center, 4929 Chalet Gardens Rd, Fitchburg, from 10:30 – 11:15 am (school days)
  • Meals pick-up at Stone Crest Apartments, 5673 King James Ct, Fitchburg, from 10:15 – 10:45 am (school days)
  • Meals pick-up at New Fountains Apartments (near tennis courts), 5401 Williamsburg Way, Fitchburg,  from 11 am – 12 pm (school days)
  • Curbside pick-up at Sugar Creek Elementary School, 740 North Main Street, Verona, from 5 – 6 pm (Mon., Wed., Fri. on school days)
  • Curbside pick-up at Stoner Prairie Elementary School, 5830 Devoro Road, Fitchburg, from 5 – 6 pm (Mon., Wed., Fri. on school days)
  • Curbside pick-up at Verona Area High School, 234 Wildcat Way, Verona, from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm (Mon., Wed., Fri. on school days)

Students in K-2 in-person learning morning session will be offered a breakfast bag in the classroom and, if they wish, a sack lunch to bring home. Those in the afternoon session will be offered a sack lunch and, if they wish, a breakfast to take home.

Lunch Prices:

Through the remainder of 2020, or while funding lasts, breakfast and lunch for all students is free of charge.  

General Information:
The Food Service Department knows and understands that children who eat well-balanced, nutritious meals do much better in school. We use the highest quality products to make meals. Each school day we provide healthy and affordable breakfast and lunch meals. Under the United States Department of Agriculture guidelines (USDA) breakfast provides over one fourth of all of a child's daily nutritional requirements, and lunch provides over one third.

Students are encouraged to make healthy choices. We provide numerous options each day throughout all of the grade levels, from fresh fruits and vegetables to low fat milk. To help meet the very important nutritional needs of a growing student, we have planned the elementary, middle, and high school menus to accommodate diverse taste buds.

We also have the Offer vs. Serve Program. Offer vs. Serve allows students a choice for lunch. The student must take three of the five food choices that include milk, meat or meat alternative, fruit, vegetable, and bread. Students are required to take 1/2 cup of a fruit or vegetable, or a combination of the two, at each lunch meal.

All of the food prepared for the schools is made by food Service Staff that have been trained through the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Course. We value and believe in providing high quality, safe and tasty food to all students.

- More Choices of whole grain cereals, and less sugary cereals on the breakfast menu.

- Low fat and fat free salad dressing are used in school lunches.

- Baked french fries are provided to the students with the addition of adding more baked sweet potato fries.

- Whole Grain breads are available to help students meet their daily fiber needs.

- 1% low fat NO high fructose corn syrup in our chocolate milk.

- Proud to feature locally grown Wisconsin Apple Slices from Apple Orchards in Richland Center, Wisconsin.

School lunch is a convenient and economical option for busy families! In fact, it takes a real balancing act to beat school lunch's value with a bag lunch! If you haven't already done so, give it a try.

- School lunches offer a variety of foods from MyPyramid and meet very specific Guidelines for Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron and Calcium. Guidelines also limit the amount of fat and saturated fat allowed.

- Cost-wise they are a great value. A typical school lunch contains an entree, two servings of fruits and vegetables, a grain item, and milk.

- Research shows that students that eat school meals are more likely to consume milk, meats, vegetables and grains as compared to students who bring lunch from home. They also have a higher intake of some "problem nutrients" including Calcium and Vitamin A.

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