Nutrition

Free Student Meals Extended Through End of 2020-2021 School Year

The USDA has issued nationwide waivers which allow school districts and community organizations to extend the operation of the Summer Food Service Program into the current school year through June 30, 2021.

Union Community School District is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program during this time, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals.  Meals will be provided to ALL Enrolled Children without charge.  FREE meals (Breakfast and Lunch) will be provided at all buildings. Remote Learners can sign up for meal pick up at Union High School or Union Middle School.

If you would like to request a refund for the funds you have placed in your student's lunch account, please view the Request for Student Lunch Money Reimbursement sheet for more information.

Please contact Tina Hanna at t_hanna@union.k12.ia.us with any questions or concerns.


The Union Community School District promotes healthy students by supporting good nutrition and wellness as a part of the total learning environment, where students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices.  We support and promote proper dietary habits contributing to students' health status and academic performance and endeavor to meet and exceed nutrition standards set by the local, state, and federal government. We consider nutritional integrity, variety, appeal, taste, and safety to ensure high-quality meals.

Meals served through our lunch and breakfast programs will:

  • Be appealing and attractive to children.
  • Be served in clean and pleasant settings.
  • Meet, at a minimum, nutrition requirements established by law.
  • Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Serve only low-fat (1%) and fat-free milk and nutritionally acceptable alternatives.
  • Increase servings of whole grain.

A Breakfast program is available to students in each building. Students who ride buses to school will also have time to take advantage of the breakfast program before the school day starts.

Students have use of a meal account. Students will use the same ticket or student number for both breakfast and lunch. Parents may send any amount of money to the school office to be credited to their student’s account. Parents also have the option to be able to complete online payments using electronic check or credit/debit cards through JMC. You can access this throught the JMC Parent Portal under lunch and then by clicking on “JMC Online Deposit (Student Account).”

Parents are notified by note and/or e-mail when their student’s account shows a low balance. School Policy is when the balance reaches $-10.00 a student may charge no more than one (1) meal to this account. When account reaches this limit, a student shall not be allowed to charge further meals or ala carte items until the negative account balance is paid. Students may not charge ala carte items if their account has a $0.00 or negative balance.

Applications for free and reduced price meals are available at any of the school offices throughout the school year, at registration, as well as on the Union Community Schools website.

Meal tickets are the school district’s property. A $3.00 fee is charged to the students to replace a lost or damaged ticket.

Current Lunch Menus

For more information about the Nutrition Department at UCSD please contact:

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Tina Hanna

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Contact

Email: t_hanna@union.k12.ia.us