Independence USD 446 Food Service Department

1301 N. 10th St., Independence, KS  67301

(620) 332-1869

 Mary McGinnis, Food Service Director

Tausha Purdunn, Food Service Secretary

2018-2019 Meal Costs, CLICK HERE

Policy on Unpaid Meal Charges, CLICK HERE

Healthy Options for Classroom Rewards - CLICK HERE


To View the Wellness Policy, go  click on School Wellness Policies (under the apple), click on View Kansas Schools Wellness Policy.  Follow the instructions to view.

Mission Statement: The mission statement of the Independence USD 446 Child Nutrition Service is to provide nutritious meals and quality service for our customers, the students and staff of the Independence schools. 


New Kansas Meal Pattern Standards  


 2018-2019 Free / Reduced Lunch Application

Please print and complete the application for free or reduced price meal benefits.  Enter the requested information as accurately as possible.   Sign and return to your child's school.  After processing, you will be notified by Food Service regarding the status of you application. CLICK HERE for the Application for Free or Reduced Price Lunches.

***Adult meals are priced higher because there is no federal or state reimbursement.


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                ELEMENTARY                                SECONDARY                               

                   APRIL 2018 MENU                       APRIL 2018 MENU

               MAY 2018 MENU                          MAY 2018 MENU


         SUMMER MEALS  2018        

Comidas de verano 2018



The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was established in 1946 after the government had to reject many World War II recruits due to malnourishment. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman. It is the largest of the federal child nutrition programs in terms of spending and the number of children served.

More than 28 million children are served lunch every school day, in more than 99,000 schools. Approximately 95 percent of all elementary and secondary school students are enrolled in participating schools.

Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program.

While school lunches must meet federal nutrition requirements, decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities. Current regulations require schools to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual’s calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories.

Through the National School Lunch Program, children consume twice the servings of fruits and vegetables and greater amounts of grains and dairy than children who eat lunch brought from home or who leave school to eat lunch.

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