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Summer Feeding Programs-MEET UP AND EAT UP:

Anyone ages 18 and under eat FREE!

Meet Up and Eat Up Flyer

Both Chartwells and Sparta Area Schools are dedicated to providing quality nutritious meals that students will enjoy and choose to eat. We hope you will encourage your students to try new fruits and vegetables and that you will join us for a meal at school to see the changes for yourself. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Melissa Alley, Food Service Director at 887-1744.

Free Summer Meals for anyone 18 and under or 26 and under with a disability.

Must be Eaten onsite - Can't take meals home

Must be Eaten during approve meal service times.

Summer Breakfast Menu

Summer Lunch Menu

Here are the locations available for summer meals;

June 13-August 11

No Programs on July 4-8, 2022

No Programs on Fridays

Sparta High School Cafe

  • Breakfast 8-9am
  • Lunch 11-12:15pm

Sparta Middle School Cafe

  • Breakfast 8:15-9:15
  • Lunch 11:15-12:15

Appleview Elementary Cafe

  • Breakfast 8:30-9
  • Lunch 11:30-12

ECC Cafe

  • Breakfast 8:30-9
  • Lunch 12-12:30

Camp Scottie June 13-17 & August 8-12, 2022

  • Breakfast 8:30-9
  • Lunch 12-12:30

USDA Requirements

The Sparta Area School District participates in the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Program. Nutritious meals are served every school day. All meals served must meet patterns established by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

NutriSlice App

The way you access menus is changing, and we are sure you will love it!  Sparta Area Schools in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app!  Now you can access your menus anywhere, anytime!  Nutrislice gives students and parents the opportunity to see more information about menu items including photos and descriptions.  The capability to filter common food allergens, translate menus into different languages, access nutrition information such as carb counts and calories is just a few clicks away!  Please visit to check out the Sparta Area School Menus or download the Nutrislice app for free on your smartphone.

Conveniently view the school menus and food information. Click the link to install the app. 

Meal Prices

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations require School Food Authorities that participate in the NSLP to ensure that sufficient funds are provided to the nonprofit school food service account for meals served to students not eligible for free or reduced price meals. Meal prices are determined by the USDA and Sparta Area Schools.

2021-2022 Meal Prices:

Elementary Breakfast - Free

Secondary Breakfast - Free

Reduced Breakfast - Free

Elementary Lunch - Free

Secondary Lunch - Free

Reduced Lunch - Free

Milk - .50

Free & Reduced Applications allows you to fill out an application for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits on-line. If you prefer to use this site, you will no longer need to send in the paper application and, in most cases, your application will be reviewed and a determination made within one business day. Please remember that a Free & Reduced Lunch Application needs to be filled out every new school year between July 1st and October 10th.  If you prefer the paper copy application they will be available at all open houses, building main offices, building kitchens.

How to Deposit Money in your Students Food Service Account

To deposit funds into your student(s) lunch account(s) use, your Send Money to School account. There is a $2.00 per transaction fee. A second option would be to send a check made out to Sparta Area Schools Food Service or cash, with your student(s) and deliver it to the food service dept. in your building or the school office. Any questions about food service payments should be directed to Melissa Alley at 887-1744.

Breakfast Choices 

Breakfast is offered in all buildings. It includes a main entree, juice/fruit, and milk.

One hot entree is offered daily at the elementary schools. Yogurt and a variety of cold cereals are also offered every day. White milk (fat free or 1%) is offered for elementary breakfast.

Secondary students are offered a variety of hot main entrees along with juice, milk (fat free or 1% white and fat free chocolate), and a la carte items.

Elementary Breakfast Price: Free
Secondary Breakfast Price: Free

Lunch Choices 

  • Ridgeview Elementary offers:  Three entrée choices with a hot vegetable
  • Appleview Elementary offers:  Four entrée choices with a hot vegetable

Additionally, all elementary schools have a fruit and vegetable bar for the school lunch children to enjoy daily.

Elementary Lunch: Free
Secondary Lunch: Free

Middle School and High School students can choose from a wide range of entrees each day including: 

  • Create - come try some of our hearty homemade comfort meals
  • Sono- High School and Middle School will now offer a new and improved Mexican Line.  Available daily on this line made to order;  beef, bean, or chicken tacos, taco salads, nachos, burritos, and enchiladas 
  • Grilled-Fast-casual station to grab your favorite grilled sandwich and finger food
  • 2 Mato-Come try some of our amazing pasta's and pizza's (Classic cheese pizza made with reduced fat cheese on a fresh baked whole grain crust and specialty pizzas which are fresh baked daily)
  • So Deli- Sandwiches and Salads Made to order with freshly baked breads and sliced meat choices with all your favorite toppings
  • Grab and Go -fresh and fast  food options
  •  Extra Extra - No one leaves our cafe hungry with our fresh fruit and vegetable bar (cold fruit and vegetable bar offered daily - featuring fresh seasonal produce including local items)

Current Menus

Melissa Alley

Food Service Director