Watch the new SNA video: "School Meal Changes for SY2022-23"
New from USDA's Team Nutrition: “How School Lunch is Made and How You Can Help”
Monthly menus are posted on the website for Breakfast and Lunch. www.mnsd.nutrislice.com
***Notice August 2022***
Back to school is an exciting time, especially this year! As the beginning of the school year quickly approaches, we want to extend a warm welcome back to school and back to the café. Chartwells K12 and Marple Newtown School District are eager to welcome you and your student(s) back to the school café with new flavors, events, food and wellness education that will surely inspire a healthy and fun 2022-2023 school year.
This year, we would like to inform you that MNSD will not be participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in the 2022-23 school year. The lunch prices for 22/23 school year are Elementary $2.90 - Middle School $3.15 - High School $3.40
School meals continue to be some of the healthiest meal options for students and are an important part of the learning day. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to offer free meals for all students thanks to nationwide waivers for federally funded meal programs. The waivers are set to expire at the end of this 21-22 school year. Which means schools must return to charging for lunch and can only offer free or reduced-priced meals to students who qualify for those benefits. MNSD will only be offering Lunch for the 2022/23 school year.
Our goal is to continue to support all students and families by ensuring those who need free meals at school continue to receive them. In the upcoming weeks, you will hear directly from us on how to apply for free or reduced-price meals next year. It is critical that all families complete a short, confidential application and turn it in prior to the start of the school year to ensure there are no gaps in meal benefits.
Should you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to reach out to me. My email address is
Chartwells K12 is a proud partner with Marple Newtown School District. Our Serving Up Happy and Healthy philosophy guides our team in delivering on each component of our promise from serving great food, developing food and nutrition education, and focusing on the whole child through key partnerships that support students in and out of the café. Visit www.ChartwellsK12.com for more information.
Students can expect benefits from healthier and more nutritious food in school. Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to transform school food and to promote better nutrition and reduce obesity.
2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of Key Recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.
MNSD Student Wellness Policy (School Board Policy Manual, 200 Pupils, #246 Student Wellness)
The Marple Newtown School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.
- Please click here to learn more about Summer Feeding Programs.
- Nondiscrimination Statement
- USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
Important Information regarding New Meal Benefit Application:
This school year we are making it faster and easier for families to apply for free or reduced priced meals. Please see this link to apply.
This school year students may notice a change on their lunch trays. New federal nutrition standards have been implemented, which require schools to meet daily and weekly serving requirements of grains, fruits and vegetables, meat or meat alternatives and milk.