Nutrition & Wellness

Nutrition for ALL

Free and Reduced Lunch Program 

In years where there is a fee for breakfast/lunch, your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. To apply, complete the Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions. A new application must be submitted each year. At our school, your application helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts.

State funds help to pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for either free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no charge. State funds also help to pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students receive breakfasts at no charge.

Wellness Program


As a Christian school, we believe that God created us and gives us all things, including our
health. Therefore, we thank God for the gift of life and health He has given us, imperfect as it may
be with problems of illness and diseases as a result of sin. But knowing what God has done for us
through Jesus Christ, the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation, our response is to care for the
body that is on loan to us as a way of thanking and praising God. If we view our bodies as His
temple, we can begin to see the importance of daily maintenance in order to keep it usable for His
service. By keeping our bodies well-maintained (physically fit) and filled with the right kinds of fuel
(foods) needed to sustain us, we will be ready at a moment’s notice for the demands and tasks
He is calling us to do.

(Adapted from “Fill’er Up-With Good Food,” by Steve Grunewald, writer/editor of Better Health, a quarterly wellness letter
published by Concordia Plan Services of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and published in Shaping the Future, a publication of
the Lutheran Education Association, Winter, 2005.)

Educational Benefits Application

ApPlication for Free and Reduced meals (Breakfast & Lunch)

Model Wellness Policy

How we make Wellness work at RCS

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Cindy Waind


Cindy Waind has served has the principal of Riverside Christian School for the past 5 years.  She leads our team with 15 years of prior teaching experience as a 1st grade teacher.  Her love of Jesus shines through as an effective and admired leader by the faculty and staff of the school.  

Her daily morning routine is to walk the halls of Riverside to pray for each and every student and teacher.  

The school is blessed to have a caring, compassionate, and faithful principal like Cindy Waind.