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MealTime Online

 My MealTime     

(Newly Updated platform formerly called “Meal Time Online”) 

Forest Ridge School District 142 has partnered with MealTime, a convenient and secure online service for monitoring your student’s meal purchases and balance, as well as the option to make credit card deposits.  

Click on link above to access this site or type into the address bar on your browser. 


If you are new to My MealTime:

Step 1.  Register.  Click on the “Register” button.  Enter your  birthdate.  After reading the Terms of Use, click the box to agree to the terms. Next, enter your information to create your profile.  Click “Register” when finished.  

*Passwords must be at least 8 character and include at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number, and one special character.

Step 2.  Link your student.  Click the “Add Student” button, then click “New.”  Select your state and then type the name of your child’s school and click to select.  Enter your student’s ID number and first name only.  Click “Add.”  Repeat this step to add additional students.

You can now login anytime to securely and conveniently monitor your student’s meal accounts and make payments!  

Be sure to set notifications for low balance alerts!  


To make a deposit –   Click on  “Home – Deposit Funds.”  Click on the green “Add $” button and select the amount of the deposit.  Click “go to Checkout,” or if you wish to mae a deposit for another student, click “Add to Cart.”  Once you are finished entering payment, click “Go to Checkout” or click on the shopping cart icon in the upper right corner of your screen.  The Secure Checkout window will open.  Verify that the payment amounts are correct, and click “Add a payment method” to enter your credit card information.  Click “Save for furture purchases” if you would like to save this card for furture transactions.  Click “Use/Save Payment Method.”  Review the amount your credit card will be charged and click “Complete Transaction.”  


The minimum online deposit is $25.00.  There is a transaction fee of 4.9% for each deposit transaction.  One deposit transaction can be split among your students.


Note – Online deposits are NOT required to view or receive email notifications of your student’s meal account.  Cash or check deposits to student accounts will always be accepted at your student’s school.