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Welcome to Child Nutrition!

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Looking for a Job that works around your student's schedule?

Mason City Schools Child Nutrition Department is looking for dependable and reliable people to join their team.

If interested please apply online at Click on the Employment to view openings.  Select the red “Apply” button. Then fill out and submit an application for a Child Nutrition Worker.

For questions about becoming a Child Nutrition Worker, contact Rachel Tilford at [email protected]

UPDATE - USDA Waiver: 
Free School Meals for All Mason Students

All students will have access to free meals daily in SY 21-22.  The USDA has extended waivers that allow Mason City Schools to offer one free breakfast meal and one free lunch meal on each school day under the Seamless Summer Option program.  

Free meals must meet the criteria as set forth for a reimbursable meal under USDA guidelines. 
Lunch at no cost consists of 5 components:

                           Grades 1-8:   Entrée (grain, protein), choice of 1-3 fruits and vegetables, & milk

                           Grades 9-12: Entrée (grain, protein), choice of 2 fruits and 2 vegetables, & milk

Students must select a minimum of 1 fruit or vegetable, plus 2 other components to be considered a lunch meal
and to receive at no charge.

Lunch Menu Reminder

Food supply chain issues are happening nationwide, and our district is also experiencing unavailable items and last-minute replacements. Menus are subject to change, but our most up-to-date menus are always available on our website by following this link. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Our Child Nutrition team looks forward to serving all students free breakfast and lunch this school year.

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Note: Extra entrée items, milk, beverages, additional fruits/vegetables, and a la carte may still be purchased from your student’s meal account. 

Families are encouraged to submit free and reduced meal applications to ensure that they continue on the free and reduced meal program when this USDA waiver ends.  Approval for the free and reduced meal program is still required for Mason City Schools instructional fee waivers. Click here for a free and reduced meal application. 

The department also appreciates efforts by families to place funds on meal accounts in advance in order to minimize the handling of paper money and checks in line during COVID.  Families may reference Easy Ways to Pay for payment methods.

We look forward to serving your students!  Please contact Rachel Tilford, SNS, Child Nutrition Supervisor with any questions.

The NutrFile Manager -> Mason_Spotlight_On_Nutrition_Button.jpgition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.  Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.  We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

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Breakfast and Lunch Information.

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Easy Ways to Pay for Meals

Meal Account and Food Allergy Management Form

Lunch Applications

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USDA Dietary Guidelines