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

p: 253-931-4900 | f: 253-931-8006

Child Nutrition Services • 1302 4th Street Southwest • Auburn, Washington  98001 • 253-931-4972
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 Food Allergies  Food Allergies
Smart Snack Calculator   Is Your Snack Smart?
Menus and Nutrition  Menus & Nutrition
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Apps for interactive access to menus and nutritional information. 
Google Android App  
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 Apple iphone App
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Receive Low-balance Notification by Email

Low Balance Notice  
Charging Policy
 A courtesy (emergency) lunch of a sandwich, milk, and fruit, is available to students who do not have money in their lunch account. 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).  Students who have a negative balance will not be permitted to charge meals until their account is current. 
Skyward Offers Numerous Services for Families!

Kitchen computers are programmed with student meal eligibility and students access their account by using their six-digit student ID number.  From *Skyward Family Access, parents/guardians can do even more with just one stop! For example:

  • Apply for free or reduced-price meals online (get your login and password from staff in the school office)--the 2016-17 application will be available the middle of August.

o   check to see if an application has been processed

o   view meal eligibility (meal status)

o   print the page from Family Access to verify eligibility
   (take a screen shot/snip of the eligibility date and meal status and print for your record)

  • Make meal account payments online through RevTrak. Because RevTraks integrates with Skyward Family Access, payments are applied in near “real” time.
  • Set up a low-balance notification (opt into receiving an email alert when your student’s meal balance falls below $5).
  • Continue accessing grades, attendance, assignments, etc.

 Click here to view instructions for making online payments through RevTrak.


* To get your Family Access login and password, or for assistance with Family Access, please contact staff in the office at your student’s school.

Staff Can Prepay Meals Online!
The integration between Skyward and RevTrak allows district staff to prepay meals through RevTrak.  The process for staff is slightly different than it is for students.  To view staff log-in tips, click here

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

When you receive confirmation of meal eligibility for your student,

please do not complete an application for that student.  


If there is more than one student in your home and you have not received confirmation of eligibility for one or more students, 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 to the approved student's eligibility. 


For your convenience, the online application program for school meals will be available
again the middle of August. 
Be sure you use a 2016-17 application to apply for meal benefits for the 2016-17 school year. 
Applying is secure and easy using Skyward Family Access!


The parent/guardian of household one (the student's primary residence)
can apply for school-meal benefits.  

 Parents/Guardians will need their Family Access login and password to access the online application.

Get your Family Access credentials from staff in the office at your child's school. 


There are nearly 100 Child Nutrition Services employees in the Auburn School District. These professionals have a wealth of experience, training, initiative, and dedication, and keep kitchens in the district's 22 schools operating every school day.


The mission of the child nutrition department is to meet the nutritional needs of 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 online options to apply for free or reduced-price meals and prepay meals.
  • maintain  friendly, professional, clean, and safe environments focused on students as customers.
  • contribute to students' education in the areas of health and nutrition.
  • source, prepare, and offer fresh, natural, whole, and homemade foods as often as possible.
  • obtain produce from local farmers and select organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
  • partner with the Farm to School Program and feature a variety of local foods as Harvest-of-the-Month selections, giving students opportunities to learn about and taste new foods.
  • participate in the National School Lunch Programs (breakfast, lunch, after-school snack, and summer food). 
  • have three elementary schools (Dick Scobee, Pioneer, and Washington) participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program this school year.
  • provide nutritious meals at several sites in the district community (Auburn, Pacific, and Algona) during July and August.  Our Summer Food Service Program is one of the most comprehensive in the state.

School meals are based on cycle menus and are analyzed by USDA regulations, cost, production, and nutrition.  A variety of hot and cold breakfast and lunch options 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.  Menus are posted on the website, are available using either or out new apps, and are posted in schools.  Occasionally, menu items may change (substitutions may be made) based on product availability and quality.


A district wellness policy has been adopted by the Auburn School District Board of Directors based on recommendations of the district wellness committee.  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).  


If you would like to know if your snack is smart, use the Smart Snack Calculator (access button in the row above).  Our resource page (accessible from a link button above) offers a list of smart snacks you can refer to before going grocery shopping.  Most major grocery stores stock the items listed.  


Child Nutrition Services is the "voice" of good nutrition in the schools.  Nutrition information is shared with students on menus and in the lunchroom and classrooms.  We are enthusiastic about two-way communication and take pride in being a department known to be helpful and supportive.  To assure that our webpage is a valuable resource people will use time and time again, we hope you will 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 director or coordinator may be contacted directly at 253-931-4972.  

Director, Carol Barker
Coordinator, Janis Campbell-Aikens, RD




This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



Auburn School District complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not illegally discriminate on the basis of age; gender; race; color; creed; religion; national origin (including language); sex; sexual orientation including gender expression or identity; honorably discharged veteran or military status; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; the use of a trained dog guide or service animal; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to:  Debbie Leighton at (253) 931-4932, Title IX Officer and Section 504, ADA, and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator.

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 program.intake@usda.gov.


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.