The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children.
Celebrations and Rewards
Reminder, when food is brought in for celebrations and parties, food must be commercially produced an not homemade. An ingredient list should be provided to the classroom teacher. Please visit the Board Policies and Procedures webpage for more information on Policy 6700 and Procedures 6700p.
- Elementary School Meal Prices
- Middle and High School Meal Prices
- Special Dietary Needs
- District Wellness Policy and Procedures
- Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination Statements
- MealTime Account
- No Kid Hungry
Peninsula School District Special Dietary Needs
Peninsula School District will make every attempt to accommodate students with medical or special dietary needs. Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement; it must be signed by a recognized medical authority. The medical statement must include:
- An identification of the medical or other special dietary condition which restricts the child's diet;
- The food or foods to be omitted from the child's diet; and
- The food or choice of foods to be substituted.
Additionally, the Nutrition Services Department may make food substitutions, at our discretion, for individual children who do not have a disability, but who are medically certified as having a special medical or dietary need. Such determinations are only made on a case-by-case basis. This provision covers those children who have food intolerances or allergies, but do not have life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic reactions) when exposed to the food(s) to which they have problems.
Below are listed are some of the options we have available for commonly identified special dietary needs:
Gluten Free Options
- Deli Sandwiches on Gluten Free buns/ breads. Fillings include Turkey, Ham, Egg Salad, Tuna Salad*.
- Hamburger on Gluten Free bun
- Chicken Sandwich (un-breaded) on a Gluten Free Bun*
- Chicken Strips*
- Variety of Salads with Gluten Free Dressing
*When available. Please ask Kitchen Manager.
Tree Nuts/ Peanuts
As a policy we do not offer any products that contain tree nuts or peanut products. However, we cannot control what foods are brought in from outside. Most schools in our district offer specially designated tables that are essentially “nut free”. This enables students to enjoy their meal without the risk of cross contamination from nut oils. For any specific item or concern please contact the school Kitchen Manager for information.
We typically do not stock lactose free dairy products due to short shelf life. If requested we will provide a suitable substitute at our discretion for students with lactose intolerances.
It is our goal to provide a high quality, enjoyable dining experience for all of the students in the Peninsula School District. If we can help answer any questions please contact your students’ cafeteria manager.
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.
FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
Families are strongly encouraged to complete a School Meal Application which determines a student’s eligibility for free and reduced-price meals. Eligibility runs through the first 30 days of the new school year. Families need to submit a Free-Reduced application to continue eligibility each school year.
Eligibility is more than a meal! It provides discounts on fees associated with technology, credit recovery, fees associated with college applications as well as SAT, ACT, and AP fees.
Applications can be submitted any time during the school year. Households that experience a change in income due to job loss or other circumstances are encouraged to apply.
The application process is simple and confidential. There are no citizenship requirements for participation, and immigration status is not requested or disclosed.
Eligibility lasts from the date of approval up to the first 30 operating days of the next school year or until a family contact's the school or district.
Complete the Free and Reduced Application and return it to your child's school main office or to the Nutrition Services Office. You may also mail your application to Peninsula School District Nutrition Services, 14015 62nd Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
If you are unsure your student's eligibility, please submit an application for the PSD Nutrition Office to review or contact Nutrition Office at 253-530-1015 with any questions.