Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/15/2021 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 17. Report with Possible Action on the School Nutrition Program
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 4.05 - School Nutrition Management
Attachments School Nutrition Program Report
File Attachment:
Nutrition Report .pdf
Background: On December 21, 2017, the Board adopted Resolution 1718R-004 regarding the MPS School Nutrition Program and directed that updates on the implementation of the resolution be shared with the Board. In addition, on October 31, 2019, the Board adopted Resolution 1920R-002, also regarding the MPS School Nutrition Program, and directed that annual updates on breakfast participation be brought to the Board.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, School Nutrition Services remained focused on serving students with healthy, nutritious meals through the district's Stop, Grab & Go distribution sites. The district increased the number of distribution site locations from 25 in Spring 2020, to 50 starting with the 2020-21 school year. The meal distribution time was also expanded at the start of the 2020-21 school year to allow greater flexibility for families.

School Nutrition Services has served more than two million meals since July 1, 2020. Additionally, the district has assisted various organizations in distributing a variety of donations to include books, hygiene kits, masks etc.

School Nutrition Services proudly participates in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP). MPS students and children under 18 can participate in this program. During October 2020, different cultures were celebrated through the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program. Produce bags with nutritional facts and recipes were distributed to families.

School Nutrition Services will deliver free meals to resident homes and bus stops in the 53205, 53206, and 53233 zip codes in July and August 2021. This effort is made possible through the USDA Summer Food Service Program and in partnership with the MPS Foundation, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation – MKE Responds.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Mohammed Abdullah - Director
Signed By:
Martha Kreitzman - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent