MMSD Food & Nutrition serves more than 18,000 meals daily and is committed to serving nutritionally balanced meals. More than 30 percent of the products served are produced and purchased within 200 mile radius of Madison.

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

As a result of the Healthy, Hunger‐Free Kids Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is implementing updated nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, which go into effect this school year. Healthy school meals are important because healthy children learn better. Research shows that students who do not have reliable, healthy meals in kindergarten are noticeably behind their peers in reading and math by the third grade. Healthy eating helps prevent diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and helps children grow up to be healthier, more productive members of society.

Nutrition Standards at a glance


    • Sack Lunch (Ham & Cheese Sandwich = 30 gr) OR (Soy Butter & Jelly Sandwich = 28 gr)  & (Apple 19/Carrots 5/Juice 16 = 40 gr)
    • December
    • November

Menu Substitutions or Modifications

USDA does not allow schools to make substitutions or modifications to the diet without an adequate diet order. The student must have a disability that restricts the diet and substitutions and modifications must be specifically identified on the medical statement before the MMSD Food Service Department will make the accommodation. The medical statement must be completed and signed by a physician.

The following Allergen Chart gives information regarding food items that are served in the Madison School District Meal Programs:

  • Menu Items Containing Egg 
  • Menu Items Containing Milk 
  • Menu Items Containing Nuts 
  • Menu Items Containing Soy 
  • Menu Items Containing Wheat 

Please call the Food & Nutrition Office if you have any questions, (608)204-4001