please do not complete an application for that student.
If there is a student in your home for whom you have
not received confirmation of eligibility, please
call the Child Nutrition Services office (253-931-4972) between 7 a.m. and 3
p.m. to see if the other student can be added to the approved
For your convenience, we offer an option to apply for school-meal benefits online.
Access to the
online application program will be available through June 15, for 2016-17
If you need to complete an application before the end of
the school year, but after that date,
you may complete a paper application.
For more information about how to apply for school-meal benefits, visit the Applying for Free and Reduced-Price Meals page. If you have not applied for school-meal benefits for this school year, and wish to do so, you can apply online or pick up a paper application at any school office.
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.
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
- have a school (Pioneer) participating in the Fresh
Fruit and Vegetable Program.
- 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.
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 of our new apps, and are posted in schools. Occasionally, menu items may change
(substitutions may be made) based on product availability and quality.
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).
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
institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Auburn School District complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not illegally discriminate.>>Read More