Food Service & Nutrition

At ADM, we believe that ensuring that our students’ nutritional needs are met is a necessary first step in creating an environment where students are able to focus and thrive both within and outside of the classroom.

Meal Standards

Breakfast and lunch are available at every school in the district, and our meals meet or exceed the US Department of Agriculture nutrition standards, which require:

  • half of the tray should be fruits and vegetables (1/2 cup servings of each)
  • age-appropriate calorie servings
  • a wide variety of vegetables
  • fat-free unflavored or flavored 1% milk
  • foods rich in whole grains
  • limited sodium
  • zero transfats

You can learn more about encouraging your child to eat healthier foods at the US Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate website.

Meal Costs

2019-20 School Breakfast/Lunch Prices
Student Breakfast (5th grade and below) $1.70
Student Breakfast (6-12th grade) $1.80
Adult Breakfast $2.00
Elementary (5th grade and below) Lunch $2.75
Secondary (6th – 12th grade) Lunch $2.90
Adult Lunch $3.75
Additional Milk $0.50
Additional Juice  $0.50

Free or Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Program

Families that meet federal guidelines can qualify for free or reduced breakfast/lunch. The Iowa Application for Free or Reduced Price Schools Meals can be completed online through the Infinite Campus portal after July 1 prior to each school year.  Use the following directions to complete the Iowa Eligibility Application for the current school year.

Free or Reduced Fees:  If your child is eligible for free or reduced meals, you may also qualify for a full or partial waiver of school fees.  Payment of fees is expected upon the approval of your child’s free or reduced meal status after August 1st.  If transferring to ADM please notify the ADM School Nutrition Director, Abigail Costigan of your current free or reduced meal status.

Parent Information Letter                                                                              

Online: Digital Free/Reduced Meal Eligibility Application
Step 1: Login to Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Step 2: Select “More” from the left navigation menu in Infinite Campus
Step 3: Select “Meal Benefits” from the list of menu options.
Step 4: Select “Click Here To Start The Application Process”.
Paper: Free/Reduced Meal Eligibility Application
Option 1: Paper application forms are available at the District Administrative Center.  Paper applications can also be picked up from the Food Service Director at the ADM Middle School Office.
Option 2: Print the the application from home: 2019-20 Free/Reduced Eligibility Paper Application
Directions: 2019-20 Free/Reduced Paper Application Directions
*Completed paper applications should be returned to the ADM Food Service Office located at the ADM Middle School.

Please contact School Nutrition Director, Abigail Costigan acostigan@admschools.org or by phone at 515.993.3431 with additional questions.

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