Menu Information

      Student Menus

      • School meals for the 2022-2023 school year will revert back to standard pricing. Meals for all students will no longer be free of charge because Congress did not extend federal waivers.

        While we will limit some menu options, we are confident that your student(s) will find something that suits his/her taste buds. Please visit or download the app to view our menus.  

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        We're also mobile! Download our FREE smartphone app or check out our menus website today.

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        After downloading, open the app and search for our school district: De Soto USD #232 - KS.



      Meal Modifications

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        USD 232 Student Nutrition is prepared to assist families and students by providing reasonable meal modifications prescribed by an authorized medical authority to accommodate a child’s food allergy or intolerance.

        2022-2023 Meal Modification Letter & Medical Statement

        If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Jolyn Baldner at 913-667-6200. Otherwise, please return the completed medical statement to: 

        Jolyn Baldner, Director of Student Nutrition
        35200 W 91st St. 
        De Soto, KS 66018
        Fax: 913-667-6202

        After receiving your completed form, we will contact you to discuss how to implement a special diet for your student.


        Menu Modifications for Non-Medical Reasons

        We plan our menus with great care to incorporate choices that will satisfy all students' needs. If your student's diet is not being met with our current menu offerings, please feel free to contact us to discuss additional options. At our discretion, we will partner with you in an attempt to come up with an acceptable solution that honors your student's diet preferences for non-medical reasons. 

        Nut Policy

        Due to the large number of severe nut allergies in our district, the Student Nutrition Department prepares and produces school meals in a nut-aware environment. We also have many schools and classrooms that have been designated as peanut-restricted zones.

        Elementary Schools: Our policy is generally to avoid all nut-related products at the elementary level. There may be nut products in these building for use in our catering program. These items are prepared on separate tables from where school items are produced, and thorough sanitation procedures are enforced. Our department checks the ingredient labels of purchased items for the elementary meals to ensure, to the best of our ability, that they do not contain nut ingredients or are processed in a plant that manufactures peanut products. Please note there may be pre-packaged Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich entree options in sack lunches at some sites.

        Secondary Schools: We offer pre-packaged products that contain nuts in the secondary snack/a la carte options, as well as a pre-packaged Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich entree option periodically on our main menu. We do not prepare these items in our kitchens where any of our other foods are located. We also offer designated tables for students with peanut and tree nut allergies in the cafeteria seating area.

        If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our department or the nurse's office at your student's school.


        We are committed to providing an allergy friendly dining experience, however, ingredients and nutritional content of food items served in cafeterias may vary. In addition, manufacturers may change product formulation or consistency of ingredients without the district's knowledge and product availability may fluctuate. While every effort is made to identify ingredients, it is not possible to assure against these contingencies. I​t is ultimately​ the responsibility of the student or guardian to determine whether or not menu items should be consumed. The Student Nutrition Department cannot guarantee the safety of students with life-threatening allergies.

        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 in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

        Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

        To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

        2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

        3. Email:

        This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

      Smart Snacks

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        The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an interim final rule setting nutrition standards for  All Foods Sold in School (Smart Snacks in Schools). The new guidelines went into effect July 1, 2014.

        The law has specific nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students outside the school meal programs; on the school campus; and at any time during the school day. This includes foods and beverages sold a la carte in the cafeteria, in school stores, at snack bars, through fundraising, from vending machines or any other venues that sell food to students. The school day is defined from the midnight before, to 30 minutes after the end of the instructional school day. Please see below for additional information.

        Nutritional Standards

        All food and beverage items sold to students on campus during the school day (as defined above) must meet specific nutritional critiera. For a detailed list of criteria, click the button below. Want some help determining if your organization's item is "Smart Snack" approved? Use the handy calculator tool provided by Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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        All food- or beverage-based fundraisers conducted on campus during the school day selling items for consumption on site must meet "Smart Snacks" requirements. Per the Kansas State Department of Education's fundraiser policy, student-led organizations may conduct one exempt fundraiser per semester for a duration lasting no longer than two consecutive days. Such fundraisers may not be conducted during breakfast and lunch meal service times. For additional details, please see the KSDE policy at the link below.

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        Classroom Parties & Rewards

        Although classroom parties, rewards and food brought from home are not subject to the Smart Snacks legislation, our district's wellness policy highly encourages healthier options for the well-being of our students. For a list of suggested items, including non-food rewards, please see the links below.

        >> Fun Fit Foods - Elementary Guidelines

        >> Fun Fit Foods - Secondary Guidelines 

      Birthday Catering

      • Celebrating a special occasion?

        Let us help with our no-fuss, affordable and healthier celebration options for elementary students. On the day of your student's celebration, our staff will prepare your selected treats and deliver them to the classroom in a special birthday-themed bucket. Special souvenir for the birthday kiddo included. We also consult with the school nurse to make all necessary substitutions for food allergies and intolerance.

        All snacks meet t "Smart Snacks in Schools" legislation to ensure our campuses are compliant with Federal regulations. 

        Our Menu

        Dirt & Worms   $1.25/person
        Lowfat vanilla yogurt with Oreo cookie crumbles and sour gummy worms (180 calories)

        I Scream Party  $0.75/person
        Lowfat vanilla ice cream cups (60 calories)

        Confetti Treat   $1.00/person
        Rice Krispies treat covered in sprinkles (170 calories) 

        Cookies & Cream   $1.25/person
        Chocolate Elf Graham snack packs & lowfat vanilla ice cream cups (200 calories)   

        Allergen Free Item! Brain Freeze  $0.75/person
        All-Natural Whole Fruit™ Frozen Juice Cup (assorted flavors, 80 calories) 
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        BONUS ITEM: Add to any package!
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        Silly Sippers   $0.75/person (add-on item only) 
        Mini water bottles with BONUS take-home silly straws 

        How to Order

        • Download the order form OR contact your student's school cafeteria for a printed copy.
        • Complete entire form and submit to us by:
          • printing and returning to your student’s building cafeteria OR
          • emailing to (attach completed form)

        We will contact you within two business days to confirm order, provide final total due and give payment instructions. All payments are due at least one day before event. Please allow at least ONE week notice for all orders.

        Additional Info

        • If you don't see what you're looking for, please contact our Student Nutrition office at 913.667.6200.
        • We will consult with each building's nurse to make all necessary substitutions for food allergies and intolerance.
        • Looking for ingredient listings or additional nutritional information on these items? Contact us by email.


      Building a Healthier Student Body