Menus and Nutrition

Free meals

All of our students, as well as other children in our area (0-18 years), will be able to eat free through the remainder of the 20-21 school year. Breakfast and lunch options will be offered daily to on-site students. In addition, we have an additional meal pickup option available for students who are learning from home.

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Nutrition Services Department Contact Information:
Phone - 816-359-4090
Fax - 816-359-4099
Park Hill Support Services Center
9501 N Seymour Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153

Ronda McCullick, RD, LD - Director

Program Highlights:

The Park Hill School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast program, which is a UDSA (United States Department of Agriculture) program.  Currently, the USDA has approved a waiver and all children 0-18 in the Park Hill district boundaries may eat for free.  See the Free Meals information above.

SchoolCafe Online Parent Portal:
All enrolled students have a meal account in Park Hill.  Parents are encouraged to register for a SchoolCafe account, in which you would “attach” your student(s) to this account so that you may monitor their account balance, set low balance emails, set ala carte (snack) restrictions, apply for free or reduced meal benefits, order daily hot meals for those students working online, or make payments to your student’s meal account(s).  Please note that the site is free to use, however if you make payments through this portal, the web company does charge a 4.75% fee per transaction.   To save this fee, parent/guardians are welcome to send cash or check (made payable to PH Nutrition Services or PHNS) to school with their student.  When doing so, we ask that the cash or check be placed in an envelope with the student’s name and “lunch” money marked on the outside.  Each cafeteria has a “mail slot” box on the wall that payments can be deposited in or can be handed to our Nutrition Services staff as the student goes through the breakfast or lunch line.

When registering for a SchoolCafe account, parents will need their student’s ID (“S”) number (5-digit number), minus the “S”.  This number can be found on Infinite Campus or by calling the Nutrition Services office at 816-359-4090.


Ala Carte (Snack, Bottled Drinks, Extra Entrees, etc.) items are available daily for students to purchase.  These snack items must meet the USDA’s Smart Snack requirements.  Students must have funds on their account to purchase ala carte items.  The district does not allow charging of ala carte.  Tuesday is ice cream day in the elementary schools and elementary students may purchase an ice cream novelty on that day only.

Birthday/Classroom Parties:
Due to Covid restrictions, no outside food is permitted in any Park Hill school.  The Nutrition Services department is offering classroom treats that may be ordered to celebrate a student’s birthday or holiday party.  Click “here” for a copy of the party flyer.  For additional information, please contact the Nutrition Services office at 816-359-4090.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefits – we ask families that may qualify for the free and reduced program to please apply.  While the district is currently feeding all students a free breakfast and free lunch each day, those who qualify for free or reduced meals may be eligible for additional program benefits within the district.  

Free & Reduced Application

Meal Charge Policy – the following is the Park Hill School District policy regarding meal charges:

The Park Hill School Board promotes healthy, high-quality school meals, recognizing that students need adequate, nourishing food in order to learn, grow, and maintain good health.   

To assure students have access to healthy meals, the district participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs which provide students who qualify with a free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch.    

To accommodate students who purchase school meals, payment options include an online payment system that will take credit and debit cards, or cash and check payments may be made at all school sites.   

The Park Hill School District also provides multiple alerts to notify parents/guardians of their student’s account balance to help ensure they have money available to purchase a school breakfast or lunch:
Parents may set an alert on the payment website that will notify them of a low account balance. 
Automated telephone calls are made weekly to notify parents of a low balance.
E-mails are sent weekly to notify parents of a low balance.
Students are alerted of a low balance and provided with a payment envelope when purchasing a meal.

Students who do not have money on their account or in hand to cover the cost of a meal at the time of service will be permitted to charge a full meal.  Ala carte snacks and beverages may not be charged.   

When a charge has occurred the parent/guardian will be notified of the negative balance:
Automated telephone calls are made twice weekly to notify parents of a negative balance.
E-mails are sent weekly to notify parents of a negative balance.
Students are alerted and provided with a payment envelope when charging a meal.

If charges continue without repayment:
Parent/guardian may be contacted by school staff to offer services or assistance as needed.
Parent/guardian may be encouraged to submit a Meal Benefits Application if one has not been completed during the current school year.  

District employees are mandated by the state of Missouri to report any instances of suspected abuse or neglect to the Children’s Division (CD) of the Department of Social Services.  District personnel will report to the CD any instance where a student’s arrival at school with no provision for food leads to a reasonable cause to suspect neglect.  

Employees are not allowed to charge meals and must provide payment at the time of service.  

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs (including the district), are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to the USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by:

1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410;
2. Fax: 202-690-7442; or
3. E-mail:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Lunch Entrees

Breaded Steak Fingers
Chicken Flatbread
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Sticks
Chicken Tenders
Breaded Mozzarella Stick
Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Mini Corn Dogs
Mini Calzone Trio (Middle/High)
Personal Pizza

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