Nutrition Information

Healthy Meals = Healthy Kids

Children who eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day learn better in school and are less distracted.

Our students health and wellness are of utmost importance. We have made many changes to our meal offerings to increase nutrition above State and Federal regulations, as well as increasing taste. It is important to offer foods that students love but don't realize are more healthy for them.

State and Federal regulations mandate nutrition requirements. 

Corvallis School District Food Service participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in more than 101,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child-care institutions. Established under the National School Lunch Act and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946, the NSLP provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost and free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day. The meals must be offered for free or at a reduced-price for eligible children. They also must meet the Federal nutrition requirements in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is updated every five years.

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally assisted meal program operating schools and institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts to children each school day. The program was established under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to ensure that all children have access to a healthy breakfast at school to promote learning readiness and healthy eating behaviors.

Did you know:

  • Salad bars are available daily at all schools and contain locally grown items which support local farmers and improves flavor
  • Low fat and non-fat milk choices are offered with every meal
  • Bread items are made from whole wheat, such as Hamburger & Hot Dog buns, sandwich bread, and more
  • Our Central Kitchen Bakers supplies most of our baked items, using whole grains, oats, wheat and bulgur
  • Pizza is Healthy! We use whole wheat crust and add spinach to the sauce to add nutrients along with low-fat meat and cheese. Vegetarian pizza is also offered.
  • We serve low-fat lunch meats and hot dogs are made with low-fat chicken.
  • Canned fruits are purchased in light (not heavy) syrup or in its own natural juice.
  • Salt shakers are not provided. New USDA mandates further regulate the amount of sodium in meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch are offered at all schools
  • We serve over 7,000 meals per day. That’s over 1.2 million meals per year!
  • Plus, our Free Summer Meal Program served over 40,000 meals at 12 different sites
  • We provide meals for all Corvallis schools, plus Philomath Schools, Alsea Schools, Zion Lutheran School, Corvallis Boys & Girls Club, STARS, OSU Child Development Center, Grace Adult Daycare, and other community programs.
  • Menus and recipes are analyzed to meet USDA standards with the approved NutriKids software program to ensure meals are balanced for optimum child nutrition
  • We are active members of the District Wellness Committee, Farm to School Program, Fruit & Veggie Promotion, and the Superintendent’s Community Sustainability Council.

  • When your child eats meals at school, you can feel good about the nutrients he or she receives.

    Availability - We attempt to make sure all menu items are available when students go through the line. However, forecasting efforts to control waste and the fluidity of student choices may mean that some food items may run out. This is why we offer a variety of choices.

    Every month we highlight a new Pick of the Month fruit or vegetable on our lunch menu. This is decided through the Fruit & Veggie Promotion group, so that area organizations promote local fruits and vegetables in their meal planning while encouraging healthy eating.

    If you have any question regarding this program, please feel free to contact the School District Food Service Office at (541) 757-5859. 

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    Contact Us

    Food and Nutrition Services
    Address:

    1555 SW 35th St., Corvallis, Oregon 97333
    Phone:
    541-757-5859
    Fax:
    541-757-5730

    Staff:

    Sharon Gibson, Director of Food & Nutrition Services

    Marv Newcombe, Food Service Supervisor

    Kathy Adair, Administrative Assistant, O.A.

     

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