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

Child Nutrition Services-School Meals
1302 4th Street SW, Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 931-4972
 

 
Education is enhanced when students are well nourished.  Healthy, fit, well-nourished children can learn--those who are not, cannot.

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

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.                       

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. 

Healthy Eating

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:
  • offer an online option for applying for free or reduced-price meals as well as an online option for pre-paying student meals.
  • 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--click here to see the most recent newsletter). 
  • make decisions based on what is best for kids.
  • source and prepare fresh, natural, and homemade foods from scratch--offering fresh, natural whole foods as often as possible.
  • obtain produce from local farmers and procure organic fruits and vegetables from our 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.  Three elementary school sites (Dick Scobee, Gildo Rey, and Pioneer) participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
  • 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.

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 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, Janis Campbell-Aikens, RD