Food Service Department

The Nutrition Group is the food service provider for Shaler Area School District.  We are a Food Service Management Company (FSMC) contracted by Shaler Area School District.  The Nutrition Group along with SASD follows the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs.  Please visit 
our website and view the information that is provided.


What do the National School Lunch Program's nutrition standards mean to you? 

Summer Meal Program

Shaler Area School District will continue to offer its free grab-n-go breakfast and lunch program through the summer at three pick-up locations.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at:
  • Shaler Area High School, 381 Wible Run Road 
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Etna, 66 Grant Street 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at:
  • Millvale Community Library, 213 Grant Avenue
To participate in this program, complete the google form by clicking here by 9 a.m. on Friday for the following week’s meals. Lunch and breakfast will be provided at the time of pick up (you will receive meals to cover that day and until the next meal pick up). Meals can be ordered for any child under the age of 18, and anyone may pick up the meals.  


Parents/guardians are encouraged to pay for students' meals in advance.  Meal accounts are created to provide a simple, yet quick service experience.  Pre-payments will be applied to your child's designated meal account.  An identification number will be assigned to each individual meal account.  When the student purchases a meal in the cafeteria, the meal or dollar value will be deducted from the pre-paid balance.  Checks are to be made payable to "SASD Cafeteria Fund" and can be sent to the school cafeteria or secretary.  Also, see above the MypaymentsPlus tab on this website. Free and reduced price breakfast meals are available to students that qualify for assistance. Applications are available on-line. All students who were previously on this program must RE-APPLY every year.


SASD participates in the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP). Breakfast is available to all students on a daily basis. As in the lunch program, milk is provided with each breakfast. Shaler Area received a $19,245-grant from the state Department of Education to support its school breakfast program K-6 in the 2018-19 school year. Students will see increased options that are designed to appeal to young learners. Free and reduced price breakfast meals are available to students that qualify for assistance. Applications are available on-line. All students who were previously on this program must RE-APPLY every year.


Students also have the opportunity to purchase a la carte items in addition to their lunch at the primary, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Starting in the 2018-19 school year, students in grades 2-3 also will have the option of purchasing various “smart snack” a la carte items during lunch. "Smart snack"-approved items contain less than 200 calories, 200 mg of sodium, and only 35% of the calories can come from fat. The first ingredient in smart snacks must be a whole grain, fruit, vegetable, or protein. If you do not wish for your primary student to purchase a snack item, please contact your building secretary for an opt-out form.

Breakfast and lunch will be served to all students on early dismissal days.  Modified menus will be provided to SAHS and SAMS. Please view the breakfast and lunch menus for daily offerings.
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Summer Meal Program to start June 14
Shaler Area School District will continue to offer its free grab-n-go breakfast and lunch program through the summer at three pick-up locations.
Free breakfast and lunch available during virtual instruction

Due to the increasing rise of community transmission rates of COVID-19 in Allegheny County, the district transitioned to virtual instruction beginning on Monday, November 23. The grab-n-go breakfast and lunch program will continue to provide meals for students while the district is in the 100% virtual model at three pick-up locations.

Free breakfast & lunch available during hybrid learning
The Shaler Area School District is pleased to announce that free meals for breakfast and lunch are available for all of the district’s school-aged children whether they are enrolled in in-school instruction or remote instruction. Grab-N-Go Breakfast and Lunch, available at two convenient pick up locations, will be provided for any day your student is not attending in-school instruction. Simply complete the online preorder form by Friday at 9 a.m. for the following week's meals.
Applications are open for free or reduced-price meals for students
The 2020 application for free and reduced-price meals for Shaler Area School District school age children is now available. An application must be completed each school year.  Please complete this application either online or manually.  If you need additional information or need assistance with the online application please contact Sue McElhinny at [email protected] or your building’s social worker.
Shaler Area School District Wellness Assessment update 2018-19
The Shaler Area School District completed the Wellness School Assessment Tool 2.0 which provides a standard method for the quantitative assessment of school wellness policies. This tool offers a consistent and reliable means of assessing the comprehensiveness and strength of school wellness policies within or among states. It was developed in 2010 and updated in 2014 by researchers funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To review this document, please contact Ms. Sherri L. Ludwig, Director of Business Affairs, 412-492-1200 ext 2807. 
Notice: Updates made to the district's charged meal policy
Shaler Area School District updated its School Lunch/Breakfast Program — Charged Meal Policy (No. 808.1) to establish fair and consistent rules regarding charges, allow the food service department to collect monies due for meal service provided, and build positive and clear communication between the food service, district staff, and community regarding these guidelines. 
MyPaymentsPlus Customer
We are excited to share some big news regarding our free MyPaymentsPlus Mobile App. Within the next few weeks, we are launching our Push Notification function, enabling parents to opt-in to receive a mobile alert each time their student’s account drops below their set low balance threshold.  
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Think Outside the Lunchbox...
Use MyPaymentsPlus to make sure your child gets a hot and healthy meal at lunch or call 1-877-237-0946 - Link to MyPaymentsPlus
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MyPaymentsPlus offers you the convenience and information you need to manage your student(s) meal account.
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The Shaler Area School District foodservice department and The Nutrition Group is preparing for the start of the new school year. 
The Nutrition Group
Sue Cook
Food Service Director
412-492-1200 Ext. 1582
Kim McCullough
Food Service Administrative Support
 412-492-1200 Ext. 1581
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Meal Prices
Primary/Elementary Breakfast 1.20
Secondary Breakfast 1.35
Reduced Breakfast .30

Primary/Elementary Lunch 2.15
Secondary Lunch 2.40
Adult Lunch 3.90
Reduced Lunch .40

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