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.
We have completed a match between DSHS records and district student records to identify households in which students can be automatically qualified for free or reduced-price meals. Letters have been sent to the parent/guardian of students who were matched. If you receive a letter, please do not complete an application. 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 2:30 p.m.
The online application program for school meals is now live!
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.
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.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.