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Welcome to the Orono School Meals Program

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Our goal at Orono Nutrition Services is to provide fresh, nutritious, well-balanced meals that meet the dietary guidelines for required levels of nutrients and calories for each age group. We participate in the Farm-to-School Program and purchase as many local foods as possible throughout the year so students get a lot of variety. All full meals consist of five meal components:

  1. Meat (or meat alternative)
  2. Vegetable
  3. Fruit
  4. Whole Grains
  5. Milk

According to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, students must select at least three out of the five meal components offered (one of those must be a fruit or vegetable) to be considered a complete meal. Meals and a la carte items are priced competitively to encourage the consumption of a well-balanced meal.

Visit Nutrislice to see our breakfast and lunch menus. The interactive menus provide pictures, nutritional information, allergens and brief descriptions of all menu options. For on-the-go convenience. download the Nutrislice app to your iPhone or Android device.

Orono’s program uses a computerized system that allows students to electronically purchase a lunch. A personal account is established with four-digit PIN number for each student in the district. When a student makes a purchase, the purchase is directly deducted from their account balance. Account history is available on FeePay.

Please note: We are currently upgrading our meal accounting system and FeePay will not be showing updated balances until Friday, September 1. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

2017-2018 Meal Prices

  • Elementary Lunch (K-5) $2.65
  • Middle School Breakfast (6-8) $1.80
  • Middle School Lunch (6-8) – $2.80
  • High School Lunch (9-12) $2.95
  • Adult Breakfast – $2.15
  • Adult Lunch $3.75
  • Milk Only $.50

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How can I track my account balance?

By logging in to ParentVUE with FeePay you will have easy access to view lunch balances and a feature to set up automatic email notification when a low balance occurs. You can also establish AutoPay.

What is AutoPay and how do I set it up?

AutoPay is an automatic payment function that will automatically make a payment from your checking account or credit card once a student’s balance drops below a certain amount. This feature can be added or removed at any time during the school year.

How do I deposit money into my account?

Two options are available.

  1. Log in to ParentVUE with FeePay from the Orono website. This is the preferred method of adding money to your child’s account. No additional fee is required with this service plus an updated balance can be viewed within hours.
  2. Bring a check to school and drop off payment in the designated mailboxes, which are located near the main entrances. (The mailbox at Orono Middle School’s mailbox is located in the cafeteria.) Checks or cash deposts will be done twice a week. Please write the four-digit PIN number in the check memo section to ensure accuracy.

What are the procedures for students eligible for free or reduced-price meals?

Students eligible for this program follow the same procedure as full-pay students. Complete confidentiality is maintained regarding a student’s eligibility status. The system will provide students eligible for the free/reduced program with one full breakfast (at Orono Middle School only) and one full lunch per day at no charge. To be considered a full meal, a student must select (minimum) of three out of the five meal components offered (one of those must be a fruit or vegetable).

Students eligible for the reduced program will not be charged for their lunch. They follow the same procedure as those with free eligibility.

All a la carte purchases or incomplete meals are NOT covered by the School Meals Program; those purchases are charged to a student’s meal account. Students must have money in their meal account to make additional purchases.

How do I purchase a la carte items?

All students with a positive balance may purchase additional cartons of milk, extra lunches or a la carte items during their lunch period. Once a month, on “Special Delivery Pizza Day”, students have the option of purchasing additional slices of pizza for $1.65 (elementary) or $2.00 (secondary) per slice. Note: A la carte purchases are not part of the free and reduced lunch program.

*Please note: Students must have money in their account for a la carte purchases.

Who can I contact if I have questions on my lunch account?

Kathryn Penney
952-449-8386
kpenney@orono.k12.mn.us


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). Orono Schools is an equal opportunity provider.

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