Learn what Students need to Select to make a Reimbursable Meal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • My student is complaining of being hungry after school, what is different this year?

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    Short answer is: We have reduced our portion sizes for grains and protein and increased our fruit and vegetable offerings to give the students as much nutrition as possible in their lunch meal.

    The long answer is: School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. The changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines.

    Here are some important facts about the new school meals:

    The new school lunch provides 1/3 of the average daily calorie needs for kids by age.

    Some highly active students, like athletes, may need more calories. Students and/or sports teams can also bring food from home.

    Overall, many students are being served the same amounts of protein as before under the new standards.

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  • I've heard a lot of about the fruit and veggie bars, how much can my students take?

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    Students are encouraged to select at least 1 serving of fruit or vegetable, but can take as much as 2 servings of fruits and 2 servings of vegetables on their first trip through the line. If, after the student has finished eating a meal purchased at school and is still hungry and has time to grab a second serving, students may return for 1 serving of fruit or 1 serving of vegetable at no additional charge. High school students are encouraged to take their full serving of fruits and vegetables before moving past the cashier and will be required to pay for 2nd servings of fruits or vegetables.

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  • I'm a new student. When and how will I receive my Personal Identification Number (PIN)?

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    Your PIN will be assigned to you as soon as your enrollment forms are processed and food service staff has been notified. The school office or a cashier will give you your PIN, which you will need to memorize and keep confidential.

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  • How do I enter my PIN?

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    Enter your PIN on the keypad next to the cashier, press the green "enter" button and tell the cashier your first and last name.

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  • What if I press the wrong key?

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    Just press the red "clear" button and try again.

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  • How do you know it's my account?

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    When the PIN is entered, your name and photo ID will appear on the cashier's computer screen for verification.

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  • How will I know my balance?

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    Your account balance will appear on the cashier's computer screen, so he or she can tell you when it is getting low. It's very important that students monitor their meal account balance. Cashiers relay this information to students.

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  • Can I use my account to buy milk or a la carte items if I bring my own lunch?

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    Yes! Milk is available in all the schools, while a la carte items are options only in the middle school and high school. Healthy snacks are offered on a limited basis at the primary schools.

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  • What if I forget my PIN?

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    Our friendly cashiers will look up your number for you.

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  • What if someone else knows my number?

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    Each student's photo appears on the cashier's screen, so if someone else tries to use your number, the cashier will notice immediately.

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  • What happens when my account gets low or depleted?

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    When the account falls below $5, the cashier will verbally be notified as they go through the serving line.

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  • Can I join my student for meal?

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    Absolutely! Food & Nutrition Services welcomes you to join your student occasionally for breakfast or lunch. Joining your student for a meal at school is a terrific way to learn more about our offerings and great staff. Parents can pay cash or use their student's meal account. Check with your students school as they may want you to preregister.

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  • Where is the Food & Nutrition Services Administrative Office located?

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    Food & Nutrition Services is located at Mound Westonka High School, 5905 Sunnyfield Road East, Minnetrista, MN 55364. Enter and sign in at the main office, then proceed to the lunchroom/kitchen area.

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Contacts

  • Westonka Foodies
    5905 Sunnyfield Road E
    Minnetrista, MN 55364

    Laura Metzger, RD., LD., SNS
    Director of Food & Nutrition Services
    metzgerl@westonka.k12.mn.us
    Office (952) 491-8084
    Cell (952) 292-0775

    Deb Bailey
    Administrative Assistant
    baileyd@westonka.k12.mn.us
    Office (952) 491-8088