The Minnesota Department of Education’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers school and community nutrition programs for Minnesota children and adults through local schools, child and adult care facilities, and summer food program sites. Participants receive nutritious meals and education to help them learn and practice healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness.
Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Cologne Academy participates in School Nutrition Programs and accepts applications for free and reduced-price school meal benefits at any time. Approval is based on a comparison of the household’s income to the current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) household income guidelines. Schools send an Application for Educational Benefits form to the households of all enrolled students at the beginning of each school year. A letter accompanies the form and explains school meal benefits and how to apply.
Lunches are catered by Lancer Dining Monday-Friday.
Dietary accommodations are governed by both federal and state regulations.
Regulations require that lactose-reduced milk be made available to any student with a written request from a parent or guardian. CALactose-Reduced Milk request form
All other requests for accommodations (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, etc.) require a written statement from a licensed physician using the form below. The statement must include both the items the student cannot eat and the items that may be substituted for it. Return original, completed Special Diet Statement with a Disability (requires a doctor’s signature) to the school nurse or Food Service Coordinator.
- Special Diet Statement without a Disability (requires a Doctor’s signature)
Standard/Full Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.