Food Service

Breakfast and Lunch Program at Yinghua Academy

Starting school year 2023-34, we are joining Minnesota's Free School Meals program.  The program provides Minnesota state reimbursement to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  This allows students to have one breakfast and one lunch at no cost at school during in person school days.

We are continuing to partner with CKC Good Foods, our caterer that provides your children with nutritious breakfast and lunches.  The meals are prepared according USDA guidelines, are approved by MDE and hopefully will appeal to your student. Menus will offer fresh fruits and vegetables as well as entrees prepared from scratch if possible.

Families do not have to preorder breakfast for their student in order for them to participate in the program. On the other hand, school lunches NEED to be pre-ordered and submitted on a month-by-month basis through our secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system, The monthly menu will open from the 6th through the 20th of each month prior to the month of the orders.

Every family is required to READ and SIGN Free Meal Ordering Guidelines

2023-2024 Yinghua Academy Lunch Program offers the following meal options:

(please note, all combo meals include a carton of milk):

o   Limited vegetarian option is available upon request and you will need to commit for the whole school year. Request to access the online menu by sending an email to

o   Limited Gluten Free meals are only available to students who medically require dietary restrictions. Please fill out the MDE Special Diet Statement form (physician’s signature required) and return it to and

(email food service coordinator before placing an order online to be set up accordingly)                           

8oz Fruits Smoothies                                         $3.25

 (smoothies offer only either on Wednesday or Thursday once a week)

·   1/2 Pint size of white milk

o   (1% or skim)                                           $0.65

o   Lactose-free milk                                  $1.10

Nuts & Peanuts: Yinghua school lunches do not include nuts or peanuts. However, in their facility, CKC Good Food, Inc. does prepare other clients’ orders containing ingredients. Please consider this when deciding whether to order Yinghua school lunch. Contact the school nurse at with allergy management questions.

Application for Educational Benefits

Please know that your child(ren) may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced fees at school programs or the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) which is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded onto electronic cards for families to purchase food if extended by USDA for this current year.  At public charter school like Yinghua, your application also helps the school qualify for extra education funds and discounts.

To apply, complete Application for Educational Benefits (AEB) 2023-2024.  Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year, however in order to receive these benefits for the first day of school, please submit your completed application form no later than August 20th, 2022.  Forms may be emailed to or dropped off at the front office. Please also submit this Waiver of Confidentiality along with your AEB in order to qualify for additional Yinghua benefits such as reduced Aftercare/busing fees.

You also may submit the Application for Educational Benefits online via the IC Portal 

An application form with instructions will be available to all families in the first summer mailing communications in early August before the start of new school year. A paper copy of the application form is available anytime throughout the school year in the school office or you can download from this link:

Yinghua Boonli Online Ordering Information for New and Current Families

Information Letter and Application (AEB) 2023-2024 Form

All Yinghua students NEED TO have a Yinghua Boonli account in order to take breakfast or lunch. The online preordering system is easy system that allows parents/guardians/students to view our monthly menu, prepay, and manage student’s lunches from their smartphone, tablet or computer.   

Even if you do not plan to order school lunch, we ask you to set up an account. This is because Yinghua uses this web portal for ordering purposes and recording the reimbursable meals in order for school to get reimbursed from federal and state funding to pay CKC, our caterer. In the rare event if the school don’t have enough meals since the students did not place their order through our online ordering system, we will try to reach a parent or guardian to drop off a lunch at school before their lunch schedule time or we provide an emergency meals.

To set up an account or start ordering,

1.       Go to Click “Create an Account.” Then click “First time users click here to create an account.”

2.       Enter YA1 in the PASSWORD box, check the box to confirm you are not a robot, and hit NEXT.

3.       Fill in the boxes to register a new account. Check the box next to “I will be ordering for other people.”

4.       Add the name and grade of the students for whom you will order lunch at Yinghua. Use the “Location” box to select the grade. Use first and last names exactly as they appear in Infinite Campus records at Yinghua—NO NICKNAMES.

5.       Read “Program Info.”

6.       Ordering lunch? Select the “month” bar. Click “the dates” on the calendar to begin ordering. Complete the checkout process. Do not close your browser prior to receiving the confirmation, or your order may not process fully. Orders left in the shopping cart will NOT be processed, and if needed, the emergency meal fee will apply. Not ordering lunch? You do not need to do anything further.

If you plan to bring home lunch and would like to get a milk from school, the milk ONLY is not part of USDA reimbursable meals.  In order for you to get reimbursable meals, your student will need to choose three components out of five components (meat/meat alternate, grains, vegetables, fruits and a milk).

Shift Day Procedure

CKC Good Food, our school lunch provider, follows a procedure called “Shift Day” in the event of bad weather and an unexpected no-school day. If bad weather forces the school to be closed on a Monday, Monday’s menu shifts to Tuesday, and Tuesday’s menu shifts to Wednesday. The food from the Wednesday menu will cancelled, and everyone who had placed a Wednesday order will need to bring a home lunch! Questions:

All students must set up an online YinghuaBoonli lunch ordering account, even if you don’t plan to order school lunches in the incident of student forgot to bring their home lunch and need to take a school lunch.


Milk Substitution Form

MDE Special Diet Statement

Waiver of Confidentiality

Nutrition Information (available soon)

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.