Child Nutrition Services - 1302 4th St SW - Auburn, WA 98001 - (253) 931-4972 - Fax: (253) 931-4835

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    After 30 years of faithful service to the children of the Auburn School District, our Director Carol Barker has retired.   We thank Carol for all her hard work and dedication throughout the years and wish her well!  Though we are sad to see Carol retire, we would like to congratulate our new Director, Janis Campbell-Aikens!  Janis has been Child Nutrition's Registered Dietitian and Coordinator for the past six years.  

    Congratulations Jan!!! 


     If you are in need of your Free/Reduced Eligibility Letter, it is now available on Skyward Family Access, under the Food Service tab.


    Our office is now taking meal account payments - credit/debit, check, or cash.

    Payments will be accepted from 7am-3pm

    1302 4th St SW ~ Auburn 



    ***You can now make payments to your child's meal account via TouchBase, the same payment system the district uses.***  

    You can access the system through our "Pay Now" button above or on the Paying for School Meals page.



    There has been a slight increase in the cost for lunches at all schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

      Please see our Meal Prices page for current costs.  



  • Child Nutrition Mission Statement                                                               

    August 2018

    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.

  • Charging Policy

    The Child Nutrition Services program is federally funded and is fiscally accountable for taxpayer dollars used by the program.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pay for student meals unless a free eligibility has been determined.  The charging policy (outlined below) has been established to help assure each student eats lunch.

    Elementary and Middle School Students

    • An elementary or middle school student who is without money in their account or comes to school without money for a school meal is allowed to charge up to $5.00.
    • A reminder is given to elementary teachers to be sent home with the student when the child is short on funds. The parent/guardian is obligated to pay that money back.
    • If a student exceeds the $5.00 negative balance the kitchen staff will notify both elementary and middle school Principal and or Counselor along with the Child Nutrition Director who will attempt to contact the parent/guardian.

    High School Students

    High school students who come to breakfast or lunch without funds or who have no money in their account may be allowed to charge up to $5.00.  They will be reminded to bring money the next day.  If a student exceeds the $5.00 negative balance the kitchen staff will notify the Principal and/or Counselors and the Child Nutrition Director who will attempt to contact the parent/guardian.

    To read the policy in it's entirety, click here.

  • CNS Director's 2018-19 Message to Families

    Child Nutrition Services employees nearly 100 staff members.  
    These professionals are here for kids and have
    a wealth of experience, training, initiative, and dedication to keeping
    kitchens in the district's 22 schools operating
    every school day.
    Click here for the 2018-19 message that includes updated CNS news.
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    Would you like to be notified when your child's meal account falls below $5?  Sign up to receive our Low Balance Notification email.
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  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
    The Auburn School District complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not illegally discriminate
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