Nutrition Services

Lunch tray

Brainerd Public Schools
Nutrition Services Department 

Fueling Minds with Nutritious Meals

Mission Statement: To provide each student with well balanced, nutritious, affordable meals.  Our cafeterias meet or exceed all federal nutrition standards for school meals, snacks and out of school meal options. We are committed to providing healthy, well balanced meals to all students including any special diet needs. 

  For questions regarding payments, account balances, invoices or applications please contact Sherry Grabouski at 218-454-6939 or Alissa Thompson at 218-454-6938. For calls to the kitchen managers please call before 10:00 am or after 12:40 pm.  

Still need to fill out an application? NOW is the time. All students will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch as part of Minnesota's free meal program.  Free/Reduced meal applications still help schools receive vital funding and an approved application provides the following benefits to families 

1. 50% reduction in athletic fees for an approved reduced application
2. 75% fee reduction in athletic fee reduction with an approved free application. 
3. Possible WIC benefits
4. Fun and Friends discount
5. Community daycare and YMCA discounts
6. Discounts through your cable/internet provider
7. Free ACT/SAT testing 
8. 50% off  Amazon membership
9.  Free entry or reduced entry fees for MN Museums

Applications are available for online entry through family access, paper copies are available in the schools or you can print your application with the link below.  

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Who to Contact

Alissa Thompson
Alissa Thompson
Director of Nutrition Services
[email protected]

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