School Lunch Menus- Parent Input Invited

Good nutrition is a building block for health and success in school. The Corvallis School District provides a daily offering of nutritious meals for students. More than 12,000 lunches are served in our schools each week including gluten free, meat and vegetarian entrée options. The Food and Nutrition Services Department recently provided a report to the Corvallis School Board. Read the report.

We are proud of the CSD Farm to School program where we buy locally produced fruits, vegetables, flour, meat, and beans for school meals. Approximately $1 of every $4 in food costs is spent on local foods, including local milk from Lochmead Dairy and wheat from Camas Country Mill in Junction City, Oregon. Breakfast items and breads are baked from scratch in our central kitchen.

Each spring, menus are developed for the coming school year. Nutrient requirements, food availability and food costs are key considerations in the school lunch program. This year, elementary school parents are invited to participate in the lunch menu planning process for the 2018-19 school year at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at 5:30 pm. Each elementary school is invited to send two representatives to provide input on behalf of the school community.

The meeting will take place in the board room located at the district office. A follow-up meeting will be held in April with a review of the draft menu plan for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact your child’s school office if you would like to participate. Please review the two page Lunch Menu Planning Overview in preparation for participation at the meeting. (Resumen de planificación para el menú)

For technical details about food and nutrition regulations, please the Food and Nutrition Regulations page.

Families are also invited to send menu/recipe ideas via email before March 7 to Sharon Gibson at sharon.gibson@corvallis.k12.or.us.

If you have questions about food services in the district, please call 541-757-5859.