Child Nutrition Mission Statement
Our child department mission is to support students and families by offering nutritionally sound healthy well balanced meals every day. Proper nutrition is the key to student learning and academic success. Nourishing breakfast and lunches are available at 22 schools each day prepared on site. We serve over 4,500 breakfasts and 8,500 lunches each day in our district.
We offer a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables on our salad bars. Whole grains, proteins, and a variety of low fat milk choices come with the salad bars each day. All meals are trans-fat free and meet the current USDA requirements regulating calories, fats, sugar, nutrients and serving size. Every school offers a variety of entrée choices and options on the salad bar.
2018-19 CNS Director's Message to Families
Child Nutrition Services employs nearly 100 staff members. These professionals are here for the kids and have a wealth of experience, training, initiative and dedication to keeping kitchens in the district's 22 schools operating every school day. View the full message that also includes updated CNS news.
School Breakfast Program
Click here to learn about benefits from eating breakfast.
2019-20 Charge Policy
Click here to see our new charging policy.
Free & Reduced Meal Applications 2019-2020
We are accepting meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year. You may apply online through Family Access or for paper applications, click here or your may get one from your child's school.
We have completed two Direct Certification matches for meal benefits. Be sure to check your email and/or Family Access for a copy of your eligibility letter.
Helpful CNS Info
Click here for helpful Child Nutrition information regarding Free & Reduced Meals.
No meal price increase for the 2019-2020 school year!
Current Meal Prices for the 2019-2020 school year.
Need a Copy of Your Free/Reduced Eligibility Letter?
You can now get a copy of your Free/Reduced Eligibility letter in Skyward Family Access, under the Food Service tab.
Low Balance Notification Available
You can sign up to receive Low Balance notifications through email when your child's meal account falls below $5. You can opt-in for auto notification through your Skyward Family Access account.
The Auburn School District complies with all Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies.
For more information, the USDA has provided a publication "And Justice for All"