Nutrition Services

Our Mission:

To make available to all students of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District nutritious, appealing, high quality, low cost meals under the guidelines of the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch Program; To assist teachers in providing current, accurate nutrition education to all students.

Elementary student lunch - $2.95

Middle & High School student lunch - $3.70
Elementary student breakfast- $1.60
Middle & High School student breakfast - $1.70
Welcome Back To Another Wonderful School Year

Please Remember" A New Application Must be Submitted Each Year"
Last Years Application will not work, click on the following link or page down to the "On-line" link.
When using the .pdf version please use only plain white paper (no colored paper). Set your printer guidelines as follows:

PDF printing

While printing the PDFs, these options on the Print dialog box should be unchecked


           Shrink oversized pages to paper size

           Expand small pages to paper size


and this option should be checked


           Auto-rotate and center pages

We do not accept e-mail or faxed applications. Please return completed application to your student's school or mail them to:
Nutrition Services
690 E. Cope Industrial Way
Palmer, AK 99645

Free & Reduced Meal Online Application!


Welcome Mat-Su Families, Friends, Staff and Community!

School Nutrition Programs need more options for processing Free and Reduced Applications, allowing convenience and PRIVACY for parents and guardians.

Just imagine . . .

  • More expedient application processing turnaround time
  • Results in less out-of-pocket meal costs for families waiting for application processing
  • You no longer have to print, reprint, or distribute applications
  • Lost or misplaced applications are a thing of the past
  • No more couriering applications from schools or other site locations to nutrition services
  • Online entry can help with potential language barriers (available in English and Spanish)
  • School staff, nutrition services staff, central office staff - all save time and resources
  • Increase in program participation
  • Green technology
  • Reduced operational costs all around
  • Safe, secure and confidential
  • Apply online anytime using an internet-enabled computer

Each new school year brings 1,000s of applications for the free and reduced meal program. Historically, these applications are processed, one-by-one by nutrition services administrative staff. Each application is reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Many of the submitted applications require individual telephone calls by our staff to the applicant as a result of missing, incorrect or incomplete information causing a delay in determining benefits for a child. Our goal is to provide those benefits to our qualified students as soon as possible!

Information required for the online application is the same as the paper application. Gather the following to apply online at



  • Listing of all household members
  • Total household size
  • Income for all household members (determine the frequency of payment)
  • Student Name(s)
  • Student Birthdate(s) (helpful but not required)
  • Student Official Enrolled School (helpful but not required)
  • Student ID (helpful but not required)

We encourage you to submit your application online for many benefits! Questions regarding the process can be directed to (907) 861-5100, Please feel free to provide us feedback on the online process so we may better serve your needs.

Look for this logo at the Online Application page!



Chris Johnson

Nutrition Services

Breakfast Catering Menu
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Last Modified on April 1, 2014