Our Mission Is to provide outstanding customer service while providing enticing, appetizing and nutritious meals that enhance our students' ability to excel in the classroom and assist in establishing lifelong healthy eating habits.
Children need healthy meals to learn and grow. The Nutrition Services Department at Lincoln Public Schools supports learning by providing students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of district students. Our dedicated team of food service workers, managers, supervisors, nutrition professionals, office professionals and warehouse delivery personnel ensure that every school day we meet the challenge of feeding approximately 7,600 breakfasts; 26,800 lunches, 3,000 snacks and 150 supper meals. During the summer months we partner with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department to provide over 115,000 breakfast and lunch meals in the summer feeding program. Besides participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, we work to provide nutrition and wellness education through a variety of programs and initiatives including the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and Farm to School. We encourage you to explore our website and if you have any comments or questions we invite you to contact us!
Welcome to the Nutrition Services website. It is an honor to provide your children with nutritious healthy food that will fuel them to learn each day at school. Our mission is to provide outstanding customer service while providing enticing, appetizing and nutritious meals that enhance our students’ ability to excel in the classroom and assist in establishing lifelong healthy eating habits.
We provide food for children from birth to 21 years of age following USDA Regulations. We provide baby food to babies in Day Care at our high schools and meals to go for our special education children learning on the job. We provide a fresh fruit and vegetable snack two to three times per week in 26 of our schools. We provide special diet food for children requiring it with a medical statement. We offer meatless entrees for students who do not eat animal products.
Our rolls, garlic bread and cinnamon rolls are made from scratch in our kitchens. Over 85% of our grain products are whole grain. We serve over $1,500,000 of fresh produce each school year and buy local when in season. Meat items are lean and the milk served is 1% or fat free. The meals are all trans-fat free.
I hope you will take some time and explore our website to learn more about the Nutrition Services Department.
Edith Zumwalt, Director