Nourishing bodies and minds
Student achievement starts with nutrition. Well-nourished students perform better in the classroom. That's why Sodexo is so dedicated to providing healthy, nutritious offerings in our school cafeterias. Our professionally trained chefs create and kid-test new recipes every day to make sure your students have fresh, delicious, and nutritious meals, including breakfast in cafeterias, classrooms, and grab-and-go selections.
We have created several links below to help guide you through our Sodexo Nutrition program here at the Peninsula School District. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Nutrition Services at (253) 530-1015.
- Elementary School Menus and Meal Prices
- Middle and High School Menus and Meal Prices
- Free and Reduced Lunch
- Special Dietary Needs
- Summer Meal Resources
- District Wellness Policy and Procedures
- Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination Statements
2019-2020 Meal Prices
Reduced (K-3) $0.00
Reduced (4th & 5th) $0.40
Students from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price lunches. Complete the Free and Reduced Application returning 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.
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.
Summer feeding resources in our area
- The Family Food Hotline at 1-888-4-FOOD-WA. Calling this number will give families the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city, and/or zip code.
- The Parent Help website at ParentHelp123.org. This website is easy for families to use as they can easily access summer meal locations by entering their zip code.
- Text FOOD to 877-877. Users will receive a return text with information on summer food sites based on their zip code.
civil rights statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
14015 62nd Avenue NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332