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The Minnesota State Academies provides nutritional meals for all students and also provides refreshments and special meals for other school activities.  Our meals and snacks follow the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and our federally mandated Wellness Policy. 

The dining rooms are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on all operating school days. The nutrition program has the ability to meet any special nutritional needs of our students as prescribed by their physicians.   

The academies have qualified cooks and foodservice workers trained in food safety and we also currently have 5 staff certified as food managers with the MN Department of Health.  There is also a Registered Dietitian on staff for the Academy for the Deaf and the Academy for the Blind. 

Contact Numbers
MSAD Kitchen           507-384-6695
MSAB Kitchen           507-384-6746

Nondiscrimination 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 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.

Online Application for Education Benefits

2024-2025 Free and Reduced Meal Application Form for Families

USDA Smart Snacks in School (Nutrition Standards) Standards