Food & Nutrition Department Page

Welcome to Selinsgrove Area School District’s Food & Nutrition Department!

Our mission is to serve quality, healthy meals that promote student education and wellbeing.

The Food & Nutrition 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. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


NOW Hiring!

Currently hiring Cook and Substitutes.

(no experience required for Cook or Substitutes)

Earn some extra cash while kids are in school & still be home when they get off the bus.

No weekends, no holidays and summers off!

Join our friendly team in a School Cafeteria.

Please visit the district Employment Opportunities page to begin the application process.







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Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a “Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form.” You may apply online at (OR contact us for a paper form or form in another language).  Meal applications in other languages are available at . You will be notified by email of your child’s status. Until notification of approval for free/reduced meals,  you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family.

Please have your current school year application submitted through the online site, no later than the end of September of the current school year. Students who previously were on the program at the end of last school year will be removed if a new online application is not filled out and submitted by the expiration date. Government regulations specify that new applications must be filed for each new school year for those families wishing to participate in the free/reduced meal program. COMPASS Logo


COMPASS allows Pennsylvanian’s to apply for social service programs such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc., online. Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price school meals only or they can apply for other services at the same time (FS, TANF, CHIP, etc.). Since the Selinsgrove Area School District is a public school district, you can apply for free or reduced price school meals online by going to the COMPASS website at or you can apply on our district website at



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:, 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:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.


Online Payments

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Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.


    The Selinsgrove Area School District offers access to your child’s lunch balances through the service.

    There is no fee to use the mySchoolBucks Service to 1)setup an account and 2)view your child’s meal purchases, balances and to 3)setup automated email notices when your child’s meal account falls below a dollar amount you specify.

    There IS a nominal fee charged by the company if you wish to pay for your student’s meals online using a credit card.  A transaction fee will be charged each time you make an online deposit to your child’s meal account using a credit or debit card.  This transaction fee will be retained by the operators of the MySchoolBucks site.   Again, there is no fee to view your child’s lunch balances.

    To Register Online:

    Visit the website at  Follow the instructions on the screen and provide the required information in order to register.  You can register each child using their date of birth and student identification number; and be sure to enter your child’s name exactly as you did when you registered them at school.  You will receive notification by email of successful registration.  For this reason, a valid email address is required when you sign up for the service.

    Here are a few reasons to register now and begin using

    ·         Safety.  Virtually eliminates worries about your child carrying lunch money to school.

    ·         Convenience.  Make payments when it’s convenient for you, from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    ·         Control.  View your child’s food purchases at the school cafeteria.  Also, you can setup an automatic email reminder to alert you when a payment is needed to your child’s account.

    ·         Efficient.  Make payments for all your children in one step, even though they may attend different schools in our district.


    Insufficient Funds

  • Information listed here is taken from school board policy 808.1

    When a students’ foodservice account becomes overdrawn by $20.00 or more, the Director of Food & Nutrition and/or Administrative Assistant for the Food & Nutrition Department will contact parents through phone or mail or email, informing them of the debt and the continued accumulation of the debt.

    Please make every attempt to keep your child’s lunch account current. You can keep track of your child’s purchases through the website. Just sign up and they will send you emails or call you when your child’s account is getting low for FREE!


Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits



Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements.  All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),  issued a new rule about substitutions for milk for students who do not have disabilities. The rule no longer allows us to substitute bottled water or fruit juice for milk in the school meal for students that do not have disabilities. We offer Lactaid milk as a substitute product in all schools within our district, for students whose parent or guardian request it. Non disabled students who cannot drink milk or Lactaid milk can choose to decline the milk in their school meal and drink water from the fountain, bring drink from home or purchase a drink from the Cafeteria (drinks available vary based on allowed drinks at each school level per USDA regulations). If a student’s physician provides a medical statement (Medical Plan of Care for Food Services) that states a student has a disabling disability such as a severe allergy, we will continue to be able to provide the beverage substitution requested on the medical statement.


Department Contact Information

Selinsgrove Area School District
329 Seals Avenue
Sellinsgrove, PA 17870
Phone: 570-372-2206
Fax: 570-372-2222

Name: Renee Frederick, RD LDN
Title: Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Phone: 570-372-2206Send an email
Name: Justin Aurand
Title: Food Services Administrative Assistant
Phone: 570-372-2207Send an email


Wellness Policy

Here you will find our district’s Wellness Policy which is  focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the Wellness Committee which includes teachers, community members, administrators, and the district nurses.

Our most recent triennial wellness review is also attached.

All stakeholders & community members are invited to participate in the District’s Wellness Committee.  Please contact Jill Raymond at 570-374-1144 ext 3062 if you are interested.



Learn about the Summer Meal Program