Onalaska

Child Nutrition

Extra Money to help buy Groceries!

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Dear Families,

Coming Soon! Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.

To find out more check out the P-EBT Parent Letter and the P-EBT Information Flyer

We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong.

TwinStar Donates $2,000.00 to pay off unpaid school meal account balances.

TwinStar Community Foundations donated $2,000.00 to pay off Onalaska's unpaid school meal account balances. TwinStar said, "We recognize that now more than ever, schools play a vital role in making sure students are fed when they're at school (and sometimes beyond). It is for this reason that the Foundation would like to make a donation to pay down your elementary school lunch debt. "

TwinStar's Community Foundation began in 2015. Not only do they offer scholarships for continued education and classroom grants for teachers, but they have also adopted the mission of Well-Fed Kids Create Well Fed-Minds. In the last two school years, they have paid off $82,000 in school lunch debt within the communities they serve.

Thank you TwinStar for helping us provide nutritious meals to prepare children for learning every day!

#ExperienceTwinStar #TwinStarCares

Free Meals for Kids through July 23rd (closed June 29th - July 3rd).


Free Meals for all kids under 19 can be delivered to Onalaska children while school is out. Please fill out the survey if you want free meals delivered Monday - Friday. Free Meals for Kids Request Form

Meals are for all children under 19. Children's faces must be seen for each meal served. They can come out to get the meals from the Ony Transportation Staff or the can stand in the window so they can be seen while one person comes out for the meals.

To start receiving meals please fill out the "Free Meals for Kids Request Form. This survey will be available here if you would like to sign up later: Free Meals for Kids Request Form

If you need to make changes email jcarlson@onysd.wednet.edu with School Meals in the Subject line.

Here are some resources to find Free Meals for Kids in other areas:

- No Kid Hungry Texting Line - Text "Food" or "Comida" to 877-877 to find free summer meals near you.

- No Kid Hungry Meal Site Locator - https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals

- USDA Summer Meals Hotline at 1-866-348-6479.

- USDA Summer meals finder at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Application for Free & Reduced-Priced School Meals

If you are currently laid off, or become laid off, or have had a reduction in income consider filling out a Free & Reduced School Meal Application. You can fill one out at any time during the school year. If approved they are good for the rest of this school year and 30 school days into the next. Here are some directions for filling out the application. You can also fill one out in SkyWard Family Access. Here are the Directions for filling out the application in SkyWard. This is another way to help people get back on their feet again.

March is National Nutrition Month!

This is a good time to re-evaluate how you fuel your body. Is what your eating working for your physical and mental goals? Are you building your body up or wearing it down with the foods you consume?

I'm personally working on my protein consumption and my water intake. I have a hard time eating enough protein so I'm tracking it on a macro calculator. Protein is one of the macros (macro-nutrients). Macros are the 3 food categories that all food falls into; Protein, Carbohydrates & Fats. Everyone should find out from a trusted source what their macro consumption should be for their body goals and lifestyle. Registered dietitians are good sources. You can find out about tracking macros and a free macros calculator here My Fitness Pal.

For my water intake, I've had a bad habit of drinking coffee instead of water. So I'm working on drinking a full glass of water before I have coffee and I'm limiting myself to one cup of coffee on workdays.

Our bodies work hard for us. Make sure you are giving your body what it needs. For more info check out Eating right for your lifestyle and Eat Right with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.



A Week of Rediscovery

Consider joining us for Screen-Free Week.

On average, most Americans spend about 6 hours per day watching TV – that’s a lot of time you can use to explore, relax, and reconnect! What will you do with it? Maybe there’s a hobby or activity that you’ve forgotten about – why not pick it up again?

To learn more about Screen-Free Week visit: https://www.screenfree.org/about/


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Grandparents Day Luncheon

Grandparents Day Luncheon was on November 20, 2019. The great pre-Thanksgiving meal included Turkey Dressing Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Buttered Green Beans, Carrot Sticks, Assorted Fruit, Apple Crisp & Milk. Wonderful live music was provided by our own Onalaska High School students. We had a great turnout and it was wonderful to see the kids grandparents!

School Lunch - Healthy Choices Everyday!

School Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Teriyaki Beef, Chef Salad or PB&J with Buttered Broccoli, Cauliflower, Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Raisins, Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll & Milk. My healthy choice kids!

Middle School Breakfast gets an remodel.

Middle School Breakfast gets an remodel. Thanks to a grant from Washington State through OSPI our middle school received a breakfast cart. The school breakfast cart provides more room for healthy school breakfast items. There's something for everyone. Today's choices were: Breakfast Sandwiches, Sausage wrapped with a Pancake, French Toast Sticks, BeneFit Bars, or Mix & Match (take 2): Cereal, Cereal Bars, Sunflower Seeds, String Cheese & Granola. All breakfast entrees are whole grain and come with 2 Fruit and a Milk. Today's Fruit Choices were: Gala Apples, Red Pears, Oranges, Mandarin Oranges, Craisins & Applesauce. Weekly items are home made: Biscuits & Gravy, Breakfast Burritos & Strawberry Parfaits.