Food & Nutrition Services

Our Mission And VisionGirl with vegetables

School meals have changed! They are balanced, healthy, and meet federal nutrition guidelines. Research has shown that students who eat school meals perform their best academically. They have better grades in standardized test scores and show improvements in math and reading.

Students are offered tasty and appealing foods that limit fat and contain age-appropriate portion sizes. Choices include:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Salads made with romaine and /or spinach
  • Baked items rather than fried
  • Healthy cooking/preparation techniques
  • Low-fat cheese
  • Fat free or low-fat milk

School meals are safe! School nutrition professionals have rigorous training in food safety. Our kitchens are subject to two health inspections annually conducted by the local health department and considered the safest of commercial and institutional food service establishments.

The School Board of Marion County Food and Nutrition Service Department is committed to the nutrition and education of our students. Our mission is to provide nutritious meals that help boost student performance in the classroom. Parents and school nutrition professionals share the same vision to create healthy eating habits for life!


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | Food and Nutrition Service

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.