Food Service

St. Pat Treat

USDA 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: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, 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:

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

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Monthly Newsletter

Sparta's April 2024 Food Service Newsletter

Sparta's Kindergarten Roundup Food Service Newsletter 2024-25 School Year

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.

-Elementary buildings will provide FREE breakfast in the classroom.  There will be hot breakfast once per week. 

-Secondary Breakfast will be FREE to all students this year.  Breakfast will be available daily in the cafe.  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.

Lunch Choices 


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

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

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
  • 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: Fast and fresh 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)

Meal Prices

Sparta Area Schools is participating in the Michigan School Meals, National School Lunch Program(NSLP), and the School Breakfast Program(SBP) for the 2023-24 school year.  Combining these programs allows us to provide ALL STUDENTS WITH FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR THE  2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR.

2023-2024 Meal Prices: 

Elementary Breakfast - Free

Secondary Breakfast - Free

Elementary Lunch - Free

Secondary Lunch - Free

Milk only - $0.60

Milk - $0.60

A La Carte Price List - High School

A La Carte Price List - Middle School

How to Deposit Money in your Students Food Service Account

Payment and Meal Accounts

For your convenience, we accept payments online with check, debit, or credit card.  To do so you must visit our family portal at  In order to set your child/children up with an account you will need their student ID number.  If your child does not know their ID number, please contact the Food Service Director.  Once basic student information is entered, you may make a deposit for your student’s food service account through a secure internet connection. If you choose to apply money online there will be convenience fees.  There is a $1.50 flat fee when using a checking account for payment and $2.85 for every $100.00 increment in a transaction when using a credit/debit card.  Remember you can make one family deposit as well.  You do not need to do each child separately.  You may also send cash or checks with your child to school.  Please make sure the payment is identified for food service and child/children’s names are on the payment.  Any questions about food service payments should be directed to Melissa Alley 616-887-1744

Free & Reduced Applications & Education Benefit Forms


The Meal Magic Family Portal allows you to fill out free and reduced applications or Education Benefit Forms on-line.  Click THIS LINK and then select "Apply For Benefits" to complete the form on-line.  We only need one form per household.  If you have students that attend Sparta High School and ECC please complete the Free and Reduced Application.  If you have students that only attend Sparta Middle, Appleview, or Ridgeview please complete the Education Benefit Form.  If you have students at the high school or ECC and Sparta Middle, Appleview or Ridgeview you only need to complete the Free and Reduced Application.  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 or Education Benefit Form needs to be filled out every new school year between July 1st and October 3rd.  If you prefer the paper copy application, they will be available at all open houses, building main offices, building kitchens or you can print one HERE.  


Meal Magic Family Portal

PDF DocumentFree-Reduced Form
PDF DocumentFree-Reduced Form - Spanish
PDF DocumentSharing Information Form
PDF DocumentFrequently Asked Questions
PDF DocumentFrequently Asked Questions - Spanish
PDF DocumentApplication Instructions
PDF DocumentApplication Instructions - Spanish

Education Benefits Form

Spanish Education Benefits Form

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. 

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 Menus

Nutrislice Menus

Food Services/Wellness Policies

Wellness Committee Flyer
PDF DocumentWellness Policy

Sparta's Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment 2023-24

Double Up Food Bucks

PDF DocumentParticipating Kent County Farm Markets & Grocery Stores
PDF DocumentDUFB Flyer - English
PDF DocumentDUFB Flyer - Spanish

Melissa Alley

Food Service Director