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School Nutrition

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to our 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 which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
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Household applications for free or reduced-price meals can be accessed online here. Paper forms are also available at the district office upon request. Only one application should be submitted per household. Applications will be considered incomplete if all information is not provided as requested. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year as circumstances change. 

The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data.  

Applications may be subject to verification at any time during the school year by school officials.

Please see the household size and income criteria below to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits for the school year 2023-2024. Students from households with income below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

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Families can pay for students' meals through the Parent Portal. Money can be loaded electronically from the comfort of your home and instantly be loaded to your student(s)! You can either do a one time payment or set up a recurring payment plan. 


TITAN Online Meal Payments ButtonSee instructions for how to sign up, link your student(s), and load money to their account.

Families can still pay in person at the campus front offices with a card, check, or money order if they wish.

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

Online Payments: LINQ_Connect_Online_Payments

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

 

In-Person Payments

We are currently not accepting cash payments, however, you may visit your campus front office and pay via check, money order, or credit or debit card.

 

 

Households who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, are eligible for free meals.  School officials will determine eligibility for free meals based on documentation from the household and the SNAP office.  Households who are notified of their eligibility but who do not want their children to receive free meals must contact the school.  SNAP households should complete an application if they are not notified of their eligibility by 09/20/2023.  

For more information, or to complete an online application for SNAP, click here.

Breakfast
Free Students- $0.00
Reduced Students- $0.00
Paid Students- $2.50
Adults- $2.50
Lunch
Free Students- $0.00
Reduced Students- $0.00
Paid Students- $3.75
Adults- $3.75

 

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. 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.

LISA Academy offers free and reduced meals to students who qualify. The online application system allows for a faster, easier, secure, and more private way to submit household applications

The website allows parents to apply for meal benefits online. No one will see you or your child with a paper form. The private data is securely sent to the district child nutrition department allowing quick application review.

You don't have to register and there is no username or password to remember and your online meal application is only viewable by authorized users.

 

LISA Academy understands that the health and wellness of our students and staff have a link to their ability to learn and teach. We want our district wellness policy to create an atmosphere that promotes good nutrition and physical activity. 

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's website which emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of Our Wellness Policy

Balance is key for any school district wellness policy; some key areas include: 

  • Nutrition Education 
  • Physical Activity 
  • Community Involvement 
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

LISA Academy has a district wellness committee comprised of team members from all schools throughout the district as well as members from the LISA school board and community. The district wellness community meets quarterly during each school year. Members are responsible for planning and executing district and school-level wellness activities, completing the School Health Index (SHI), and setting annual district and school wellness goals.  

LISA Academy School Health Index (SHI) Scores

LISA Academy Wellness Policy

Wellness Committee Checklist

LISA Academy Public Charter Schools
10825 Financial Centre Pkwy, Suite 360
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: (501) 916-9450
Fax: (501) 916-9523
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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, 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:
    [email protected]

 

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