School Nutrition

USDA National School Lunch Program GraphicThe School District of South Milwaukee Nutrition Services are self-operated and participate in the National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs. We also participate in the USDA's Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program, which ensures the availability of more fresh fruits & vegetables for students. We provide quality, nutritious, and well-balanced meals for our students while following the Federal Guidelines for the meal programs. SDSM School Nutrition also follows the guidelines for Offer vs Serve for all students.These options allow students to decline up to two food groups in the meal and still have the meal qualify as reimbursable. However, they must take a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable.  In addition to the meal program, a la carte items are also available at the Middle School and High School cafeterias. 

Online Application for Free & Reduced Priced Meals IS HERE!!

Student Meal Accounts

Link to MySchoolBucksStudents are provided a school ID that is used as a prepaid debit card for Lunch & Breakfast payments.  For easy online deposits, parents/guardians are encouraged to set up an account at MySchoolBucks.  (You will need your student's ID #).  MySchoolBucks provides you with a convenient resource to deposit funds, view your student's purchases, track balances, set up low balance reminders, and schedule payments.  Funds are available almost immediately but parents should allow 1-2 hours for system updates. 

NO FEE!! When using MySchoolBucks!!

YEAR END BALANCES & REFUNDS:  Account balances will be carried over into the next school year, even if your student changes school within the district.  Transfers and refunds for graduating students are processed automatically after the close of lunch on the last day of school.  No action is required except for special circumstances.  If your student withdraws from the School District of South Milwaukee, a transfer or refund will be processed as soon as Nutrition Services is notified of withdrawal.  Refunds are mailed to the most recent address on file.  Please notify Nutrition Services of address changes!  Please allow 4-6 weeks for refunds.


2022-2023 Lunch & Breakfast Costs:
The COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Funding has ENDED.  We must return to normal operation.  Students not eligible for Free or Reduced Priced Meals must have funds available in their meal accounts or bring a lunch from home. Please discuss with your student what your family expectations and preferences are about breakfast and lunch at school and/or the purchasing of a la carte items. Please sign up at  Setting up this account allows you to monitor purchases & balances of your student as well as make payments. There is no fee for this service. It is strongly advised that you check your students' account often, especially through September.

   Elementary  Middle School  High School
 Breakfast  $1.50  $1.60  $1.70
 Reduced Breakfast  Free  Free  Free
 Lunch  $2.75  $3.10  $3.10
 Reduced Lunch  $.40  $.40  $.40
 Milk Only  $.50  $.50  $.50

School Lunch Let's Grow Healthy GraphicSDSM Nutrition Services provide a variety of healthy choices to students.  Menus are planned based on the guidelines prescribed by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Choices include more fruits & vegetables, whole grains, and low sodium/lower saturated fat entrees.  Students are required to choose at least 3 of 5 meal components including a fruit or vegetable for the Meal Deal.  Students who choose to not build a meal based on these guidelines will be charged a la carte prices for their choices.
Take Time for School Breakfast Graphic

Breakfast is available to all SDSM students at all of our locations.  Breakfast in the Elementary Schools is offered in the classrooms.  The Middle School and High School serve breakfast in their cafeterias.  Students are provided healthy choices and are required to include a fruit/fruit juice or vegetables as 1 of 3 meal components.

Smart Snacks in Schools GraphicAll of our a la carte items offered to students meet the nutrition standards established by The Smart Snacks in Schools and The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  A complete list of a la carte items and prices is currently being updated and will be available soon.

Contact Us:

For questions & information about Nutrition Services, meals, menus, catering, special events, employment, etc. please contact: For questions & information about Free & Reduced Services, MySchoolBucks, and meal accounts (including purchases, balances, transfers, & refunds) please contact: 
John Xynos, Director of School Nutrition Services
School District of South Milwaukee
901 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee WI 53172
P: 414-766-5135  F: 414-766-5178
[email protected]

Donna Mildebrandt, School Nutrition Secretary
Free & Reduced Services
School District of South Milwaukee
901 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
P: 414-766-5023  F: 414-766-5178
[email protected]