School Food Service and Nutrition

The Plymouth School District strives to contribute to the general well-being, mental and physical capacity, and learning ability of students. The district supports wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. Improved health increases student performance potential.

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Please note: We continue to be affected by nationwide supply chain and product availability shortages. Some food and beverage products normally provided to students may not be available or arrive as scheduled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, last-minute menu changes and product substitutions may occur. Be assured meals will remain balanced, healthy, and plentiful. We ask for patience and understanding as we do our best to meet the needs of our students.

PHS Breakfast and Lunch Menus - September
NOTE: Students can get a free breakfast from the breakfast cart on the first floor until the bell rings, or in the cafeteria from 7 to 9 a.m.

Riverview Breakfast and Lunch Menus - September
NOTE: A free breakfast/snack is available each morning before the bell from the cart located in the gym/office atrium space. Students also may be allowed to pick up breakfast/snack between classes from the cafeteria until 9am or with permission from their teacher.

Elementary schools
Elementary Breakfast and Lunch Menus - September
NOTE: All elementary students can get a free breakfast snack upon arrival at school.


Quick Links

Online payments
District Wellness Policy
Free and Reduced Lunch Application and Fee Waiver Form / Comidas Escolares Gratis y a Precio Reducio y Formulario de Exención de Tarifas
APPLE-Area Plymouth People for Living well with Education Facebook Group
USDA - National School Lunch Program
National School Lunch Standards / Estándares nutricionales y requisitos de patrón de comidas
Smart Snacks: DPI Nutritional Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools / Estándares de nutrición para todas las comidas

Plymouth Food Service

To promote the enhancement of agricultural and food science studies, a “food literate” local community, integrated sustainable agriculture and an affordable health conscious lunch program.

To develop a progressive food experience committed to enhancing the educational model in the Plymouth School District through a better understanding of the relationships between food, health, productive learning and our environment.


Meal prices


  • Students: free
  • Adults: $2.95


  • Elementary: $2.85
  • Riverview: $3.05
  • PHS: $3.15
  • Adult: $4.15
  • Milk only: $0.50
  • Entree only: $2.95 (Riverview & PHS)
  • A la cart: Items range from $0.50 to $3.15 (Riverview & PHS)

NOTE: Lunch is free for those who qualify for free lunches and $0.40 for those who qualify for reduced lunches (as in previous years).

Food Service payments

It is every family's responsibility to carry a positive balance in their lunch account. You can make online payments or send payments to your child’s school.

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Food Service Angel Fund

The goal of the Plymouth School District Food Service department is to provide nutritious meals to our students, working to improve the diet and overall health of our children. School meals help students sustain the energy they need to be successful in the classroom.

The Food Service Angel Fund seeks to provide short-term assistance to families in need by covering negative lunch account balances and ensuring no child goes home hungry. The Angel Fund is offered to assist families with paying off negative lunch account balances and, if needed, providing future meals to students who do not qualify for Free & Reduced Lunches.

At the end of the school year, families with no remaining children in the district will be given the opportunity to donate their remaining balance to the Angel Fund. Families and businesses also may donate to the fund at any time by cash or check made out to Plymouth School Food Service with the note of the payment going to “Food Service Angel Fund”.


National School Lunch Program

Plymouth School District participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. To learn more about how the program works, costs, and the nutritional requirements for NSLP please visit,

Free/Reduced Lunches: Assistance is available for children whose families cannot pay the full price of school lunches. Please complete and return the application below. Paper copies are available in the District Office.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application / Comidas Escolares Gratis y a Precio Reducio

What’s in a lunch? Offer vs Serve

Our meals include Fruits, Vegetables, Protein, Grains, and Dairy, which make up five components of a school lunch. Students do not need to take everything offered each day. All students must choose at least 3 components every day to make a lunch, with at least one component being a fruit or vegetable. Visit to learn more about the different components in a lunch. Each day Plymouth School District offers choices of the following:

  • Choice of fat-free skim or 1% white milk, or fat-free chocolate milk
  • Fruits and vegetables - fresh fruits and vegetables (along with canned and steamed varieties) are available at all schools.
  • Whole-grain breads, pastas, rice, rolls, whole-grain pizza crusts, buns, breadsticks
  • Variety of main entrees and side dishes following the Nutrition Standards in the NSLP and Breakfast Program established by the USDA. Most main dishes will include a grain and protein.
  • Proteins – usually part of the main entrée, including poultry, beef, beans, peanut butter, low-fat yogurt, cheese

Adult lunches: We’d love for you to join us for lunch! As an adult, when you sign up for hot lunch, you are offered all the great choices listed above, plus at the elementary schools you are able to take double portions on side dishes. We also offer daily entrée salads (Garden, Chef, Taco – Chicken or Beef, Chicken Ranch, Pasta Salad, or Oriental Chicken). Please call Food Services before 9:30 a.m. to have your salad sent to the school at which you will be eating lunch.


Learning and Making Food Fun!

Taste tests are offered multiple times throughout the school year to introduce the students to new foods, or to show favorites in a new way. Our Chef travels to the elementary and middle schools to educate and interact with students during lunches and provide taste tests to all students. Many of these taste tests coordinate with the featured Harvest of the Month.


Farm to School! Garden to Table!

The Food Science & Agriculture Center at Plymouth High School as well as the school gardens allow for more on-site harvests to be served in school cafeterias.

Our Farm-to-School Partners include Sartori, Sargento, Kewaskum Meats, Phipps Family, McMullen Family, Nourish Farms, Springdale Farms, Old Plank Farms, Bare Root Farm, Perienneal Farms Llc, Vollrath, Log Cabin Orchard, AJ Produce. And we are always looking for more. Know of a local farmer? Have them contact us!


Not Just Lunch - Catering Services Available

Plymouth School Food Service offers catering services! Your PTO, school group, staff event or classroom can order food and services through our Food Service Department. Need an easy birthday treat? We can help you make choices to stay in line with our District Wellness Policy. The food will be delivered to the school your event is being held at the day of the event. This is a healthy, easy, and affordable way to have snacks and meals at your events.

We offer
• Home-made baked goods made with whole grains
• Frozen yogurt – non-fat, cholesterol free available multiple flavors (great for classroom birthday treats!)
• Juices, water, and other beverages
• Easy-to-make entrées for fun fairs such as pizzas, tacos, hot dogs, and sloppy joes
• Fresh fruits and vegetables
• And much more!

Please contact Food Service Director Caren Johnson or Chef Jenny Goelzer for more information. Please allow at least two weeks' notice.



"We are new to this district, have two fourth graders at Fairview and just have to tell you how impressed we are with the school lunches you offer! The range of fresh fruits and vegetables on the menu is fantastic ... the entree selection includes traditional, kid-friendly school lunch favorites and yet continually encourages students to be more adventuresome and try new things ... and for the first time in our kids' educational career, we feel confident that their school meals are both tasty and highly nutritious." -- Email from parents


You can help!

Employment: Food Service is always looking for individuals to join our team of substitutes. Bring a completed District Employment Application to the District Office on the south end of Plymouth High School (enter Door 18), 125 S. Highland Ave.

Silverware: Have old or mismatched forks & spoons? Send them to school! We prefer to use the “real stuff” instead of plastic for a better dining experience. We started our transition to real silverware in 2014 as part of an Earth Day recycling event.


Contact Us

Our staff is committed to making your child’s meal experience a fun, healthy, and pleasant part of their day. Please contact us if you have questions or comments:

Caren Johnson - Food Service Director
920-892-2661, Ext 1083 -

Jenny Goelzer - District Chef
920-892-2661, Ext 1082 -


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