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.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications for school year 2020-21 are now available!
You can apply via Skyward Family Access or via paper applications available at your child's school. There is also a printable application on our Free & Reduced Meal Program information page..
Important Information for families who qualify for Reduced meals:
breakfast is free for all grades
lunch is free for student in all grades
* During the 2020-21 school year, students who qualify for reduced-price meals will receive both breakfast and lunch at no charge. Child Nutrition Services will cover the reduced-price meals co-payment.
SI es de precio *reducido:
el desayuno es gratuito para todos los estudiantes
el almuerzo es gratis para todos los estudiantes
* Durante el año escolar 2020-2021, los estudiantes que califican para las comidas con precio reducido recibirán tanto el desayuno como el almuerzo sin cargo. El Departamento de Servicios de Nutricion Infantil cubrirá el copago de las comidas con precio reducido.
School Breakfast Program
Click here to learn about benefits from eating breakfast.
2020-21 Charge Policy
Click here to see our new charging policy.
Throughout the year we continually perform 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 2020-2021 school year!
Current Meal Prices for the 2020-2021 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"