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Free Meals Ending in 2022-2023

When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress declined to continue funding this program. This means all families will need to carry a positive balance in their children’s school meal accounts when school begins next fall. Meals served during summer are still free to children 18 and younger.

Meal Payments

Funds can be loaded onto student accounts electronically through TITAN, or by bringing cash or check to your student's building. For more information on meal pricing, and how to build a complete meal, please check our menus and prices page.

Parent Portal FAQs.

Video tutorials (with translations) - How to Use TITAN

Nutrition Services Forms

Become a School Nutrition Professional Today!

You have the skill we need to ensure a good day ahead for our children. Children have a better chance of being prepared for their lessons and tests when they have regular access to meals, and you can be part of getting that nourishment to them. Discover your role in helping students succeed! Learn more about our open positions.

Nutrition Services Contacts

Jessy Sadler
Director of Nutrition Services

Cassie Mayrose
Administrative Assistant | Student Accounts

Nutrition Department Mailing Address

7111 Aurora Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322


Samantha Phillips
Operations Manager -
Karen Acres, Rolling Green, Valerius at Jensen

Stephanie Allsup
Webster Manager | Summer Program Coordinator

Jim Marren
Olmsted Manager

Sanela Hasanic
Middle School Manager

Asmira Dolic
High School Manager

Iowa Department of Ed Highlights UCSD Nutrition Services Summer Meal Program

August 15, 2022

Have you ever seen a purple cauliflower? The students at our Summer Program at Karen Acres were surprised and delighted by this curious vegetable this summer! To learn more about all of the local goodies they enjoyed, check out the full article and fantastic photos from the Iowa Department of Ed!

Summer Food & Fun Program!

June 6, 2022

Urbandale Schools' Summer Food and Fun Program is running from June 6 - August 5 at Karen Acres Elementary! All children 1-18 are able to enjoy free meals by visiting the school at the times listed below. Meals are available Monday through Friday. Children must come inside the building and consume the meals onsite. Please note: adults are not allowed to take any food, including food from children's trays.

No meals will be served July 4th in observance of the holiday.

Meal Times

Breakfast: 9:00 - 9:15
Lunch: 12:00 - 12:30

Celebrating National School Breakfast Week and Read Across America

April 8, 2022

UCSD Nutrition Services celebrated National School Breakfast Week and Read Across America February 28th - March 4th. Students who ate school breakfast were entered into a raffle with every meal counting as a ticket! Each elementary school was given three prize bundles for students to win. One of the prizes was a cookbook based on the story of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Congratulations to these lucky winners; we hope they'll have a blast create these fun recipes!

Parent Portal FAQs.

Video tutorials (with translations) - How to Use TITAN

New School Nutrition Software - TITAN School Solutions

July 14, 2021

We are pleased to announce our new School Nutrition Software, TITAN! Families can use TITAN for everything related to school meals. All balances from the previous system ported over automatically.

Sign up today so you can:

  • Easily make payments to fund a la carte purchases

  • Apply for Free or Reduced Meals

  • View student transactions

  • Set spending limits

  • View menus