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 and Free/Reduced Programs

2018-19 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 and Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Program

Families that meet federal guidelines can qualify for free or reduced breakfast/lunch.  The Iowa Eligibility Application can be completed online through the Infinite Campus portal after July 1.  You will need to log in using your Portal account, view “District Announcements” and follow the directions to apply online.  If you prefer, paper forms are available in each building office and at the district administrative center or you can print out the eligibility application below.

How To Apply For Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility Paper Application

Link to Electronic Free/Reduced Instructions and Application

Parent Information Letter

If you have further questions after reading the form above, please contact Food Service Director, Allison Ketter at or by phone at 515.993.3431.

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