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 Nutrition Services

   Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act

As you may have heard, for the first time in 15 years, the USDA has made significant changes to school meals in an effort to curb childhood obesity. These changes impact schools (K-12) that participate in the USDA child nutrition programs (National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs).

In December of 2010 the Healthy, Hunger-free Kid’s Act was passed into law. In January of 2012 the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the final meal pattern requirements that are mandated by that law.

What does this mean for you?  We want to provide you with the best possible healthy meals, so many of these “new” requirements are already in place. We offer a great selection of fruits and vegetables throughout the week, exceeding the standard of USDA.

You have already seen low fat and no fat milk in our schools. You may know that all of our sandwiches are made using whole grain and whole wheat breads, and that we are serving brown rice and other whole grain items.

Our menus have always been analyzed to make sure that we are in compliance with the Dietary Guidelines and USDA regulations.

We will continue to seek ways to improve the quality and nutrition of school meals for Kennewick School District families.

Sam Shick
Nutrition Services Director

  

 

 

 

 Policy on Paying for School Meals

 Contacts

Nutrition Services Field SupervisorCathy Albertson(509) 222-6258cathy.albertson@ksd.org
SecretaryBonnie Drollinger(509) 222-6592bonnie.drollinger@ksd.org
Free and Reduced Application ProcessorMandy Kinsey(509) 222-6426mandi.kinsey@ksd.org
SecretaryLisa Garrison(509) 222-6541lisa.garrison@ksd.org
Nutrition Services DirectorSam Shick(509) 222-6910sam.shick@ksd.org
Assistant NS DirectorDawn Trumbull(509) 222-6399dawn.trumbull@ksd.org
 
 

 School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

April 2014 High School Menu.pdfApril 2014 High School MenuLisa Garrison
April 2014 Middle School Menu.pdfApril 2014 Middle School MenuLisa Garrison
April 2014 Elementary Breakfast and Lunch Menu.pdfApril 2014 Elementary Breakfast and Lunch MenuLisa Garrison
March 2014 Middle School Lunch Menu.pdfMarch 2014 Middle School Lunch MenuLisa Garrison
March 2014 High School Lunch Menu.pdfMarch 2014 High School Lunch MenuLisa Garrison
March 2014 Elementary Breakfast and Lunch Menu.pdfMarch 2014 Elementary Breakfast and Lunch MenuLisa Garrison
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 Forms and Documents

MealTime Online Sign Up Instructions.pdfMealTime Online Sign Up InstructionsMelissa Johnson
Who to Call - Nutrition Services.pdfWho to Call - Nutrition ServicesSam Shick
Free and Reduced Expiration Date.pdfFree and Reduced Expiration DateSam Shick