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Nutrition (Food) Services

*IMPORTANT* Meal Benefit Information

 

Families that qualify for free & reduced-price meals are now eligible for a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) card, a resource to help buy groceries while school is closed.

  • Students can still participate in the school meal program when their families receive this one-time benefit.
  • If you haven't yet, apply for the free & reduced-price meal program by June 30, 2020, to be able to access the P-EBT benefit.  

 

  

Summer Meal Service

 

Starting June 22nd, we will shift our meal service to our summer meal program. We will continue to offer FREE breakfast and lunch to all children under 18 at West Valley High School and Centennial Middle School. Service will continue to be drive-through/walk-up from 11:00am-1:00pm and packaged to be consumed off-site. Meals will be available to pick up Monday-Thursday with two days’ worth of food being handed out on Thursdays. There will be no meal service the week of June 29th-July 3rd. Centennial Middle School will continue offering free meals through July 31st and West Valley High School will offer meal service through August 14th.

 

 

Kara Carlson

 

Nutrition Services Supervisor

West Valley School District #363

509.232.6092

Kara.Carlson@wvsd.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Providing nutritious and balanced meals to equip students for academic success. 

 

What is School Lunch?

  • Meal requirements and nutritional standards are based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Students must take at least 1/2 cup fruit or vegetables per meal, but are encouraged to take as much as they would like 
  • All grains offered are 51% whole grain
  • Strict sodium (salt) limits are placed for each grade group
  • The meal pattern’s dietary specifications set specific calorie ranges to ensure age-appropriate meals for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12
  • Each meal takes into account color, texture, flavor profiles, and seasonal availability
  • Each meal contains the following components offered to all students: protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk/soy milk
 

What is School Breakfast?

  • Meal requirements and nutritional standards are based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Students must take at least 1/2 cup fruit or fruit juice per meal, but are encouraged to take additional whole fruit as their appetite allows
  • All grains offered are 51% whole grain 
  • The meal pattern’s dietary specifications set specific calorie ranges to ensure age-appropriate meals for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12
  • Each meal takes into account color, texture, flavor profiles, and seasonal availability
  • Each meal contains the following components offered to all students: grain and or protein, fruit, milk/soy milk 

 

 

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