Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Child Nutrition Introduces Online Payments and Enhanced Services!

The new online lunch account management services can be accessed from the district Web site, . Click on the Parents menu item and select "My Student". Choose "Child Nutrition" from the left menu. A tip sheet about the new services is available at and select "Child Nutrition".

Parents and guardians of Anoka-Hennepin students can now access more information about their student's Child Nutrition account than ever before.  The new online account management system will allow parents to:

• View account balances
• Receive e-mail notifications of low balances
• Make payments with a credit or debit card, or direct bank account withdrawal
• View a student's purchase history for the preceding 90 days.

Parents/guardians will be able to view meal purchase history and receive e-mail alerts when the balance reaches a certain level even if they choose not to make payments using the system. The e-mail alert level is determined by the account user.
The Anoka-Hennepin meal system is a pre-paid system. All meals and ala carte items are paid for by money deposited in an account before meals are served.  A service fee of 4.29%will be added to each online payment. This covers the cost of processing the transaction and is paid to the company that handles the transaction. 

An A-H Connect account is required to use the new services. Families who have an A-H Connect account but have forgotten their password should call the district office at 763-506-HELP (4357) to reset it.  Families needing a new account must fill out the account request form available at their child's school and return it to the school with a picture ID for verification purposes. The same account can be used for all children in a household. Once the account is set up, a message will be sent to your e-mail address or home address if you do not include an e-mail address.

See the attached guide below for step-by-step instructions on accessing your CNP account.