Nutrition

Dear Family,

The Mora School’s Nutrition Department welcomes your child for the 2022-2023 school year. We are turning on the ovens and creating the menus in excited anticipation of students filling our cafeterias again.  School meals are a vital piece of a student's health and education, and we're prepared to feed them all so they can succeed!

Receiving a meal is very easy.  Every student is assigned a student PIN number that is tied to their meal account (one meal account per family).  This account is similar to a checking account, where purchases are deducted from funds applied to the account.  Funds can be applied by cash or check paid to kitchen staff, school office, or online using a credit/debit card after logging into your family WordWare account.  

Child Nutrition Program COVID waivers issued by the federal government have expired.

  • Lunches will not be no-cost for all students in the 22-23 school year

  • Households need to complete an application for educational benefits to receive no-cost lunches. 

  • All students will need to enter their PIN each time they take a school meal

When you submit the application, your child(ren) may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced fees or the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) which is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded onto electronic cards for families to purchase food. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts.

How to fill out the application…

You can complete and submit Applications for Educational Benefits ONLINE. The process is quick, easy, and FREE.  No more paper applications are lost in the bottom of a backpack.  Look for the BLUE button on your home page after logging into your WordWare account to start the application process.

You must create and register an account with www.family.wordwareinc.com to begin if you haven’t already.  A WordWare Inc account will allow you to view all transactions your student(s) make here at school, deposit money into your family's Meal Account, and submit the Application for Educational Benefits.  If you need the information to register a new WordWare Account, please nutrition@moraschools.org

Paper applications are still acceptable and available per request.

If you have any questions about the Nutrition Services Department, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Cally Hanson

Mora Nutrition Services Director

320-679-6226

nutrition@moraschools.org

Online Application for Educational Benefits

You can complete and submit Applications for Educational Benefits to apply for Free or Reduced school meals ONLINE. The process is quick, easy, and FREE.  No more paper applications are lost in the bottom of a backpack.  This online application allows for much faster processing and decision times.  Look for the BLUE button on your home page after logging into your WordWare account to start the application process.

You must create and register an account with  www.wordwareinc.com to begin if you haven’t already.  A WordWare Inc account will allow you to view all transactions your student(s) make here at school, deposit money into your family's Meal Account, and submit the Application for Educational Benefits.  If you need the information to register a new WordWare Account, please email nutrition@moraschools.org.

Civil Rights Statement

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

2022-2023 Application for Educational Benefits - Paper Application Link
***APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS MUST BE APPROVED ANNUALLY**** If you have any questions or need any help call Amanda Demings at 320-679-6220, ext 5295


Wellness Committee- Looking for Volunteers
The Wellness Committee is always looking for interested people to join us! We are a group that brings the Wellness Policy to life! Please send an email to agrahn@gmail.com.

UNPAID MEAL POLICY

District Wellness Policy

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.