Food Services

Tina Stiles, Director of Dining Services

Teresa Ferry, Food Services Coordinator

Donna Miles, Accounting Clerk - Food Services

MNSD Lunch Program Update

The Marple Newtown School District Food Service Department is happy to announce that the USDA has extended nationwide waivers to continue the Seamless Summer Option through June 2021.

This extension means that we are able to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in our district and anyone 18 years old and younger that live in their household. 

FREE Lunch will be provided in schools for all students during A&B days.  In addition to in, school meals you are entitled to receive meals on the days you do not attend school (M-F).  Wednesdays will be the PICK UP DAY.  On Wednesday, you will receive 3 lunch meals and 5 breakfast meals.  Virtual students will receive 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals.


  • Fill out the lunch program form.  If you have already been picking up meals and filled out the form, you will automatically be put on the list for pick on WEDNESDAYS PICK UP (Please do not fill form out twice)
  • Meal pick up will be at Marple Newtown High School, Russell Elementary and Paxon Middle schools please form a car line around the backside of the school by the loading dock. Wednesday between 10:30-12:30.

MNSD Cafeteria employees will be on location to assist you.

If you are interested and have not already filled out a form please CLICK HERE to fill out the lunch program form.  If we do not receive the form back, the student(s) will not be provided lunches for pick up. 

I hope you and your family are safe and well during this COVID-19 situation, and thank you for the opportunity to help you in these difficult times.


Tina Stiles, Food Service Director - 

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.

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.