The Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (WSDMP) was created by the Wisconsin Legislature to reimburse schools for a portion of their costs for serving milk at a milk break to Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students who are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Only one half-pint of milk may be claimed per eligible student per school day. By State law, no charge can be made to those students who qualify for free and reduced price meals and are receiving free milk under the WSDMP. Milk served to paid students at the milk break in Grades Pre-K through 5, and students in Grades 6-12, is not eligible for reimbursement. If milk served to students is claimed under the federal Special Milk Program (SMP), it may not be claimed under the WSDMP.
Written documentation should be on file that the individual student is allergic to milk or has a metabolic disorder or other condition that prohibits the consumption of milk. Juice is the only acceptable and claimable substitute for the WSDMP. The juice substitute should be 100% full strength juice and in an 8 fl. oz. portion.
Schools who wish to participate in the WSDMP must complete the Application Agreement/Policy Statement (PI-1464) and submit it to the DPI office by mail, fax or email.
Mailing Address: School Nutrition Team, 125 S. Webster St, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI, 53707-7841
Fax: 608-267-0363 to the Nutrition Program Consultant assigned to your contract
After the WSDMP Application Agreement/Policy Statement has been submitted and approved, the School Food Authority (SFA) must update their Online School Nutrition Contract. Sites for which milk is being claimed under this program must be indicated on Schedule A of the current school year’s contract. If the contract does not indicate the SFA is sponsoring the WSDMP, the SFA’s annual WSDMP claim will not be processed. A contract amendment can be submitted online at any time for the current school year to add or modify the WSDMP.
Loriann Knapton, NDTR, SNS