Food Service

Kelly Gnap
Food Service Supervisor

Contact Information or call 330.335.1436.


This year Food Services is very excited to continue to provide new and healthy selections on our menu.  Also, this year a new USDA regulation is in place called, Smart Snacks.  Please see the ala carte section below for more information on Smart Snacks


A few pointers to help you navigate the menu:

  • To better promote healthy habits, a student must take a fruit or vegetable in order to be a lunch. Please help encourage your student to choose both fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Additionally, all of our grain selections are now whole grains to help your child grow
  • For your convenience, the back of the menu includes all payment and contact information

All menus are posted online (see Quick Links on this page or any building page) and are also printed in the Trading Post newspaper. Additionally, the monthly menu will be posted in your child's classroom and cafeteria. Students submit their choice of entree during the morning in the classroom at the elementary level.

Please read the letter and instructions for account set-up provided under Links/Resources - PayForIt on this page.

Healthy Hunger-Free Kids 

Look for more healthy and nutritious selections to be offered this year at all buildings.  Please view the summary provided under Nutrition for more information. 

Highlights of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids are:

  • 1/2 or more of all grains served will be whole grains
  • Every meal must have a fruit or vegetable on the student tray
  • Every day in every building four different fruit and vegetable selections will be offered.  Two of the four will always be fresh!
  • Students will see a rainbow of color on their tray from the variety of fruits and vegetables that are offered 

Ala Carte Offerings

The ala carte lunch option allows for students to purchase their ala carte selections they like, but bundles it with one or more other healthy components, such as milk, fruit or vegetable, all for the lunch price.  Effective this year, all ala carte items must meet Smart Snack guidelines.  Each school offers various ala carte items at various prices.  Please see each individual building for more information.


Breakfast (Available at Franklin Elem., Isham Elem. Lincoln Elem., CIS, WMS, and WHS)

Breakfast:  $1.70
Reduced Price Breakfast:  $0.30


Elementary (Gr. K-4):  $2.70
CIS/WMS:  $2.80
WHS:  $3.00
Reduced Price Lunch: $0.40
Extra Milk:  $0.50

Charge Policy

Please note that Grades K-6 are permitted to charge once with a letter accompanying the child home, explaining that a charge took place.  In extreme circumstances, students may charge a second time.  However, all charging privileges are then revoked until full payment is received.  Students who have exceeded their charges will be given a white milk and peanut butter sandwich.  All charges must be paid in full prior to Christmas break and two weeks prior to the end of school.  There is no charging permitted two weeks prior to school ending.  To avoid exceeding charge limits, please take advantage of the online payment system through PayForIt.

Please note that there will be no charging permitted at the high school under any circumstances.

National School Lunch Program
(Additional information/applications available under Links/Resources)

Wadsworth City Schools participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.  Some students may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.  Applications are available from this web page (see Links/Resources to the right) or from any school building office.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST USE THE 2017-2018 APPLICATION; FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF THE FORM TO YOU AND A DELAY IN YOUR CHILD(REN) RECEIVING THE FREE/REDUCED BENEFIT.

Wadsworth City Schools follows the Offer versus Serve policy sponsored by the USDA.  Offer vs. Serve is intended to decrease waste and costs by allowing students to refuse up to two components in a lunch and one component in a breakfast.  The lunch components consist of an entrée, vegetable, fruit, and milk.  The breakfast components consist of an entrée, fruit/juice and milk.

To learn more about what selections we encourage students to choose, please visit the following links.  

The 411 on the Lunch Line

Why Should My Student Choose a Meal?

Why 5 Components?


National School Breakfast Program

Currently we offer breakfast to students at Franklin, Isham, and Lincoln Elementary Schools, Central Intermediate School, Wadsworth Middle School and  Wadsworth High School.  A paid breakfast is $1.70 and a reduced price for breakfast, for those who qualify, is $.30.  If you qualify for free or reduced price lunches, you qualify for the same benefit for the breakfast program.


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