Welcome to Food Services!
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The Food Service Department is comprised of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well-being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition.
The Sedro-Woolley School District Food Service Department provides approximately 2,600 lunches and 1,000 breakfasts daily. Staff members are trained in food safety on a continual basis.
The Food Service Department is excited to announce the continuation of free breakfast and lunch meals for ALL students for the 2022-2023 school year. The continuation of free meals is possible through implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP is an option for school districts that have at least 40% of students who directly qualify for free meals through a variety of assistance programs, including Basic Food benefits, Medicaid, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), McKinney Vento or Migrant programs.
With the implementation of CEP, the Sedro-Woolley School District will no longer distribute and process Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications. To ensure that the other educational services are still available, the district will reach out to families who previously qualified for free or reduced-price meals through meal applications to complete a Family Income Survey. This survey allows the district to track income data for families that is used to determine funding levels for a variety of educational programs offered throughout the district. The surveys will be mailed to households, and can be returned to the school office or Food Service office at 780 Cook Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.
Please note that CEP allows the service of one free breakfast and one free lunch meal daily. If students wish to have more than one meal per day, they will need to have money added to their food service account online or in the school office and will be charged accordingly. In addition, milk is an a la carte item. When taken by itself, the charge is $0.60. Students can get milk for free by ensuring they select a reimbursable meal, which can include milk, fruit and vegetables. Students are not required to get the daily entrée.
The Food Service is looking forward to providing free meals again to all students. Any questions about CEP or the Food Service Program can be directed to the Food Service office at 360-855-3515.
All meals are prepared to meet strict guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture. These meals meet certain caloric requirements and feature less fat, less sodium, and more fruits and vegetables. At a minimum, the School District is required to offer foods in the following categories:
- 1/2 pint of milk
- 1 cup of fruit and/or fruit juice
- 1-2oz serving of whole grains daily (8-10oz equivalents weekly)
- 1/2 pint of milk
- 3/4 cup vegetable (K-8); 1 1/4 cup vegetable (9-12)
- 1/2 cup fruit (K-8); 1 cup fruit (9-12)
- 1-2oz servings of whole grains daily (8-10oz equivalents weekly)
- 1-2oz serving of protein daily (9-10oz equivalents weekly)
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.