915 4th Street NE

Auburn, WA 98002

p: 253-931-4900

f: 253-931-8006

Auburn School District

915 4th Street NE | Auburn, WA 98002

f: 253-931-8006

Choose from the buttons below or the list on the left to navigate the Child Nutrition Services pages.
 Meal Applications   Pay for Meals   Menus and Nutrition   Choose a Complete Meal   Smart Snack Calculator
 Food Allergies   Summer Food Program   Special News   Additional Resources   Contact Us

Child Nutrition Services-School Meals
1302 4TH ST SW · Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-4972
To view this site in Spanish, click the Spanish flag at the bottom of the page. 
   Para ver este sitio en español, haga clic en la bandera española en la parte inferior de la página.
School Breakfast Week--March 2-6
Click here to open a full-size version of this flyer. 
BF Week 3-2 to 3-6  
What's New?
Lots of things in the Child Nutrition Services department are going to be new in the next few months!  We are excited to make changes that will streamline processes and allow us to serve you better.  
Be watching for:
  • a new look on the website,
  • access to complete meal applications online through Family Access (available in August),
  • a pay-for-meals-online program that will allow you to add money to your child's meal account in real time,
  • the ability to view meal-account activity through Family Access, and MORE!
We'll keep you posted of changes along the way.
NEW Charging Policy
To help assure that students eat, we may allow a child to charge a meal
(the parent/guardian is responsible to pay for any meals served to their student). 
A courtesy (emergency) lunch of a sandwich, milk, and fruit, is available to students who do not have money in their lunch account. 

Education is enhanced when students are well nourished.  Healthy, fit, well-nourished children can learn--those who are not, cannot. 
The Child Nutrition department of the Auburn School District is a self-supporting operation responsible for planning, ordering, preparing, and serving attractive, nutritious meals for district students and staff. 

Healthy Eating

Throughout the school year we match district student records with those of state agencies (primarily DSHS) to identify households in which students might be automatically qualified for free or reduced-price meals  After the matching process, we send letters to the parent/guardian of students who were matched.  If you receive one of these letters from us, please do not complete an application for the student named on the letter.  If there is more than one student in your home and a student was not listed on the letter you received, please call the Child Nutrition Services office (253-931-4972) between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to see if the other student in your home can be added.  Please do not complete an application for a student you wish to add. . . it is possible you will not need to complete an application.
The online application program for school meals is available for your convenience!  
Applying on line is secure and easy!
The Child Nutrition staff is made up of more than 90 employees with a wealth of experience, training, initiative, and dedication.  These employees keep the district's 14 elementary, four middle, and three comprehensive-high-school kitchen sites operating every school day. 
It is our mission to meet the nutritional needs of the students and staff of the Auburn School District by offering a variety of quality, nutritious meals in a timely, cost-effective manner.  In our work to fulfill this mission, we:
  • make decisions based on what is best for kids.
  • offer an online option for applying for free or reduced-price meals (click here to access the secure site or click the Apply for Meals button above) and an online option for pre-paying student meals (click the Pay for Meals button above). 
  • are committed to maintaining a friendly, professional, clean, and safe environment focused on students as customers.
  • contribute to students' education in the areas of health and nutrition (including producing wellness newsletters (Wellness Newsletters are posted on the Menus and Nutritional Analysis page of this site).
  • source and prepare fresh, natural, and homemade foods--offering fresh, natural whole foods as often as possible.
  • obtain produce from local farmers and procure organic fruits and vegetables from purveyors whenever possible.
  • partner with the Farm to School Program and feature a different local food as our Harvest-of-the-Month selection, giving students opportunities to learn about and taste new foods.
  • participate in the National School Lunch, Breakfast, After-School Snack, and Summer Food Programs.  Five elementary schools (Chinook, Dick Scobee, Gildo Rey, Pioneer, and Washington) are participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program this year.
  • provide nutritious meals throughout the summer at several sites in the district community (Auburn, Pacific, and Algona).  Our Summer Food Service Program is one of the most comprehensive in the state.

School meals are based on a cycle menu and are analyzed by USDA regulations, cost, production, and nutrition.  A variety of breakfast and lunch options (hot and cold) are available each day.  Menus are developed within federal and state guidelines that govern our program and are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act 2010.

The Auburn School District Board of Directors adopted a district wellness policy at the recommendation of the district wellness committee.  Changes to this posting will be reflected after receipt from the board secretary. The board is committed to providing a school environment that enhances student learning and the development of lifelong wellness practices.  The board supports emphasis on nutrition as well as physical activity (click here to read more).  

Check out the Smart Snack Calculator (use the access button from the row above) to see if your snack is smart.  Our resource page (also accessible from a link button) offers a list of smart snacks that you can refer to before going grocery shopping.  Most major grocery stores stock the items listed.  

The Child Nutrition department is the "voice" of good nutrition in the schools.  Nutrition information is shared with students on menus, in the lunchroom, and in classrooms.  We are enthusiastic about two-way communication and take pride in being a department that is known to be helpful and supportive.  To assure that our webpage is a valuable resource people will use time and time again, we ask you to let us know if you come across any links that are not working.  Anytime you have questions or concerns regarding the program, the Child Nutrition Assistant Director or Coordinator may be contacted directly at 253-931-4972.  

Assistant Director, Carol Barker
Coordinator, JanisCampbell-Aikens, RD



This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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