School Nutrition


Director: Barbara Waara, 838-4549
Administrative Assistant: Jacki Ribble, 838-4500 Ext. 4521 (Call or email with account questions.)

Quick Links:

    About Our School Meals and the Federal Nutritional Standards
    2016-17 Welcome Letter
    Pay Meals Online Infinite Campus  (Account Instructions) (Payment Instructions)
    Lunch Menus
    Free/Reduced Lunch Information/Forms
    Cost of Meals Chart
     Authorization Form to Share Free/Reduced Information (English)   -   (Español)

The School Nutrition department strives to provide high quality and nutritious meals to all students. Director Barbara Waara oversees a professional staff that is dedicated to your student's health. The department is an integral part of your student’s educational experience planning, preparing and serving over 1200 meals daily in 5 school buildings. Additionally, a la carte items are available at grades 6-12. We look forward to serving your child and encourage you to visit their school cafeteria and join them for lunch. The School Nutrition department also has full catering abilities for your rental event that is held at the High School.

McFarland School Nutrition lunches offer a variety of foods following USDA guidelines as well as those from MyPlate® which meet specific guidelines for protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium while limiting the amount of fat and saturated fat. Our department is continually updating menus to provide vegetarian options, limiting sodium and sugar while increasing whole grains and daily fresh fruit and vegetable choices. Whole grain rich menu items are now designated with a 'WG' on the school lunch menus.

    District Wellness Policy
    Wisconsin School Breakfast Program Video


The School Day Just Got Healthier

    10 Tips Nutritional Education Series
    Choose MyPlate - 10 tips to a great plate
    Use SuperTracker Your Way - 10 tips to get started
    Add More Vegetables to Your Day - 10 tips to help you eat more vegetables
    Focus on Fruits - 10 tips to help you eat more fruits
    Make Half Your Grains Whole - 10 tips to help you eat whole grains
    Choosing Whole-Grain Foods - 10 tips for purchasing and storing whole-grain foods
    Got Your Dairy Today? - 10 tips to help you eat more fat-free or low-fat dairy foods
    With Protein Foods, Variety is Key - 10 tips for choosing protein
    Salt & Sodium - 10 tips to help you cut back
    Healthy Eating for Vegetarians - 10 tips for vegetarians

Managing Your School Nutrition Account

All schools operate on a computerized pre-pay lunch accounting system. Meal, milk and a la carte purchases are made through this system. Accounts are set up by family. Students with siblings anywhere in the district will access the same account. This allows families to make 1 payment for all their students. In addition, you are able to check your balance as well as purchases online daily by visiting Infinite Campus.

Students access the system by an ID card. Middle and High school students must have their identification card to scan in order to use the lunch cashier system. Student photos are used to verify the ID number.


Payments to your family account may be sent with your child to their school building (please put the child’s first and last name as well as family ID number on the check) or you may use our online payment service located in Infinite Campus, transferring money from your checking account or by debit or credit card payment.

It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to maintain a positive balance in the family account. Students with balances that fall below $5.00 will be reminded by the cashier that the account is low. The School Nutrition department will send out weekly to remind you of low and negative balances.

Parents should discuss purchasing guidelines with their children in advance to prevent unwelcome charges to their account. Please contact School Nutrition if you wish to set up a limit for this.

    Infinite Campus: Account Instructions
    Infinite Campus: Payment Instructions

Free/Reduced Lunch Information

Students who receive free or reduced priced meals have the same meal options as those who pay full price, however, a la carte items are not included with lunch. All students who purchase a la carte items for the family account are charged full price. REMINDER: free and reduced status needs to be applied for each school year. Please use the links below to download a copy of the application.

    Free and reduced price meals application and verification forms - (English)
    Formas de solicitud y confirmación para la comida gratis o con un precio reducido - (Español)


McFarland School District Cost of Meals Chart

Please use this table to estimate how much your food service payments should be depending on the number of days you wish to pay for at one time.


McFarland School District Meal Cost Chart
2016-2017 School Year

  Daily Meal
Cost for
170 days
Cost for
60 days
Cost for
20 days
Cost for
5 days

Grades K-5
$2.80 $476.00 $168.00 $56.00 $14.00
Middle School
Grades 6-8
$2.95 $501.50 $177.00  $59.00  $14.75
High School
Grades 9-12
$3.15 $535.50 $189.00  $63.00  $15.75
Reduced Price $0.40 $68.00 $24.00 $8.00 $2.00
Adult $3.95 $671.50 $237.00 $79.00 $19.75

Full Price $1.75 $297.50 $105.00 $35.00 $8.75
Reduced Price $0.30 $51.00 $18.00 $6.00 $1.50

Grades K-12 $0.40 $68.00 $24.00 $8.00 $2.00

Ala Carte Prices (Middle School & High School Only)
Available at registration


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  • McFarland School District
  • 5101 Farwell St., McFarland, WI 53558
  • Phone: 608 838-4500 | Fax: 608 838-3074
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