Nutrition Services News


Food is a big part of everyone’s well-being and Hudson School District students need a place to eat where they can connect with others, recharge, and enjoy a sense of happiness in their school. That’s why we serve food kids love to eat and create programs that encourage fun and discovery.

Our Food and Nutrition Services team is passionate about using fresh, nutritious, minimally processed and locally sourced ingredients, and we foster a sense of adventure in students through experiential learning activities — all with healthier students, healthier communities, and a healthier planet in mind.

Our goal every day is to make sure that Hudson School District students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in!

To learn more about the Hudson School District’s food service partner, Chartwells, visit www.chartwellsk12.com 

2024-2025 Meal Pricing

Elementary Middle/High School Adult
Breakfast – $1.65 Breakfast – $2.00 Breakfast – $2.75
Lunch – $2.90 Lunch – $3.10 Lunch – $4.90
Reduced Breakfast – no charge Reduced Breakfast – no charge Milk a la carte – $.45
Reduced Lunch – $.40 Reduced Lunch  – $.40
Milk a la carte – $.45 Milk a la carte – $.45

Where are daily menus posted?

Daily food service menus can be found by clicking –  Daily Menus

Am I able to see the nutrition breakdown of meal options?

Yes, all meals and a la carte nutrition breakdowns are available on the Nutrition Services web page under Daily Menus

My child has a food allergy. How can I notify Nutrition Services?

We encourage all families to contact Nutrition Services if they have a food allergy. Please complete the medical statement form Allergens and submit to Nutrition Services, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI  54016 or email to nutrition@hudsonraiders.org

What system does Nutrition Services utilize for online payments to food service accounts?

The Hudson School District utilizes My School Bucks. Families are able to set up free accounts at www.myschoolbucks.com

MySchoolBucks allows you to:

  • Pay online for school meals and other school fees.
  • View your child’s meal purchase history.
  • Set up low balance alerts.
  • Schedule automatic payments.

To set up an account click on MySchoolBucks.com. You will need your child’s birthday to add him/her to your account. You do not need your child’s student ID number.(click here for instruction on setting up your MySchoolBucks account).

How do I deposit money into my child’s account?

Hudson School District’s meal program is a prepayment program. Parents deposit money into a personal meal account for their child(ren) and are expected to maintain a positive lunch account balance at all times. The cost of the meal and/or a la carte items are automatically deducted from the lunch account balance.

There are two ways to put money in your child’s meal account:

  • Online: Online payments can be made with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check through MySchoolBucks at www.myschoolbucks.com. Instructions can be found on the Nutrition Services Department webpage. MySchoolBucks allows parents/guardians to monitor meal balances, view purchase history, make payments, and set up low balance alerts.
  • Check or Cash: Each student has his/her own account. Families with more than one child in school may prepay with one check by noting on the deposit form how much should be deposited in each student’s account (Deposit forms can be found on our Nutrition Services Department webpage) . Payments can be dropped off at any school. Deposit boxes are located outside of each school office. Payments can also be mailed to: Nutrition Services, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI  54016. Student accounts will be assessed a fee for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

Note: To ensure deposit accuracy, please complete a deposit request form listing all student names, school, PIN#, and the amount deposited to each student.

To eliminate the need for students to carry cash and to expedite serving lines, no cash will be accepted in the cafeteria serving line.

Will I be notified if my child’s account balance is negative?

Parents/guardians will receive an email from Nutrition Services notifying them that their balance is negative and the student should not select a la carte items. These notifications will be sent out:

  • Weekly: Parents/Guardians will receive an automated email notification from MySchoolBucks.
  • Monthly: Parents/Guardians will receive an automated email from Nutrition Services.
  • December and May: Parents/Guardians will receive a letter in the mail.

We encourage immediate payment online or by sending cash or check in an envelope with your child to give to their schools Nutrition Services Department or payments can be dropped off at any school. Deposit boxes are located outside of each school office.

Am I able to stop my child from charging A la Carte food items?

A variety of a la carte items are available to middle and high school students. The only extra item available for purchase for elementary students is milk. 

Parents/guardians have the ability to request a note be added to the account that a la carte or extra items should not be purchased. Nutrition Services will notify middle and high students via email to inform them not to select any extra items. Cashiers will also notify students when the restriction is in place and communicate which items need to be returned, at which time the student will be responsible for removing and returning the items. Any items that cannot be restocked will be charged to the account. 

A la Carte Restriction Form

The a la carte restriction form can be downloaded returned via mail, fax or email to Nutrition Services, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI  54016 or  emailed to: nutrition@hudsonraiders.org. 

We request that parents/guardians inform their child(ren) of the limits prior to submitting the completed form. Limits can be removed or changed by submitting a new form. Please allow two – four business days for processing of requests.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity conducted or funded by USDA.