Child Nutrition Services

The goal of the Yankton School District Child Nutrition Program is to provide high quality, nutritious meals to all students in our schools. We offer breakfast and lunch at each school building. Menus are available by clicking the appropriate link on the right side of this page.

Nutritional meals are a crucial component to a student’s ability to learn. School meals contain a variety of foods and offer students exposure to new foods. Nourished students will generally have better attendance, be more attentive and have more energy to cope with school-day activities.  

For more information about our program, please contact Laura Horacek, Child Nutrition Director at 605-665-8379 or by email at

Menus by School

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Child Nutrition menus can also be found by selecting your student's school. Then clicking "Menu" in the upper right-hand corner of that school's webpage and selecting the "Child Nutrition" icon (pictured above). Click "This Week" on the far right of the screen to see the next week's menu.


Printable Monthly Menus

Child Nutrition Q&A

Free and Reduced Meals


Child Nutrition Forms (click images)


Online Meal Application

Free & Reduced Priced Meal Application

Parent Packet, English

Free & Reduced Priced Meal Application

Parent Packet, Spanish

Special Diet Form

Special Diet Form

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Director of Child Nutrition

Laura Horacek


Phone: 605-665-8379

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Child Nutrition Administrative Assistant

Rachel Ness


Phone: 605-665-8379

Payment Options for Meals

Paper Check(s):   Submit your check(s) to the principal’s office for deposit into your child(ren)'s lunch account.  Parents may submit a single check for one (or more) students or separate checks for each student.   Please note the student’s ID number on each check to ensure your child receives proper credit.

MySchoolBucks:  YSD offers an online system called MySchoolBucks that allows parents to make electronic deposits (bank draft or credit card), view account balances, create payment reminders, and review purchase history, all in one secure online location. 

My School Buck

YSD School Meal Charge Policy and Procedures

Supply Chain Information

It is no surprise that cafeterias all over the country look quite different these days. From socially distanced tables, outdoor eating areas and masked staff, things are just not the same. Shortages and supply chain issues have brought great challenges at all points of the chain -- from raw materials and manufacturing to packaging and transporting. In addition to food, this shortage affects the paper products used to serve meals, and even the trays that are a mainstay in every cafeteria, among other items. At the same time, many schools are affected by staffing issues, with workers retiring or leaving the profession. Yet, despite these challenges, school nutrition teams are working tirelessly behind the scenes to secure the necessary items needed to provide students with a healthy and balanced meal. In this video, SNA shares what parents need to know about supply chain issues and their current impact on school meals