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Nutrition Services

Welcome back to school!
The Nutrition Services Department is so excited to see smiling faces in our schools and cafeterias! We want to announce that while BREAKFAST IS STILL FREE TO ALL STUDENTS DISTRICT WIDE, LUNCH IS NO LONGER BEING OFFERED AT NO CHARGE TO EVERY STUDENT.
If your child attends one of the CEP (Community Eligibility Program) schools, they will not be charged for Breakfast or Lunch. The CEP schools are, Cornelius Elementary School, Fern Hill Elementary School, Echo Shaw Elementary School, and Joseph Gale Elementary School. 
Lunch prices for the school year 2022/2023 are as follows:
Elementary (pk-6): $2.80/$2.90
Middle School (7-8): $3.15
High School (9-12): $3.40
We encourage all families to complete their annual Free and Reduced Meal Applications. Many programs and benefits are tied to these applications above and beyond free meals, so please download and fill out an application or you can pick up a paper application at your child's school office. 
We are hiring!
Would you like to work during the school day and have weekends, nights, holidays, and school breaks off? If so, please complete an application by clicking on the link or using the QR code: QR code for food service employment application
Forest Grove School District is committed to ensuring that all of our students start the day with a healthy and no-cost breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance rates and display fewer behavior problems. We know that morning routines can be hectic and many kids aren’t hungry when they wake up and that is exactly why we provide breakfast every morning in a way that allows all students to participate, even after the bell. 

Forest Grove School District serves breakfast in a way that is accessible to students:  all elementary students will have the opportunity to eat together in their classrooms and start their day ready to learn.  Secondary schools will offer or continue to offer second chance breakfast, a longer passing time in the morning between classes where breakfast will be offered.  

Breakfast in the Classroom (Elementary & NAMS) – breakfast is served to students after the start of the school day in their classrooms. Students have an opportunity during the first 15 minutes of class to eat breakfast with their classmates and get the fuel they need to be ready to learn. Teachers will begin lessons as usual.

Second Chance Breakfast (High School) – students will have a second chance opportunity to grab breakfast after the first period and then eat in the classroom. Second Chance breakfast is ideal for students who are not hungry first thing in the morning. 

There are many great things about our improved breakfast program. In addition to having access to a nutritious breakfast, eating with classmates every morning creates a community experience, and it takes pressure off parents and caretakers to provide breakfast in the morning. The No Kid Hungry Starts with Breakfast resource is a great way to find out more about the benefits of breakfast, including how kids who eat breakfast do better in math, miss fewer days of school, and are more likely to graduate high school than their peers who don’t eat breakfast regularly. 


Six-Foot Kitchen

The Six-Foot Kitchen is a Sodexo training program for Nutrition Services staff with both physical and behavioral changes. These changes incorporate CDC guidelines as well as best practices that we have developed from lessons learned at schools and businesses that have reopened across the country.

Kitchen staff are trained on updated practices for: personal hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning of food and non-food contact surfaces, workstation spacing, traffic flow, accepting deliveries, food storage, and food production and service.


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The Clubhouse (Elementary School)

The Clubhouse makes nutrition fun for elementary students. Featuring healthy food choices and fun events where every students feels part of the club!

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My Mondays

My Mondays is our nutrition education program that features Lift-Off!, a bright blue, star-shaped character that expands your students’ awareness of their overall well-being while highlighting important topics such as the environment, physical activity, kitchen skills and community involvement.

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Did You Know Cafe (Middle School)

Did You Know Café is a dining program designed for students by students. The program is an extension of classroom by providing a fun and educational environment where students learn about the foods they consume. The menu features student favorites as well as a number of special additions to keep the menu fresh and exciting.



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Cross Roads Café (High School)

Cross Roads Café promises to be the destination of choice for discerning high school students. Nutritious menus offer quality, variety and flexibility. Meals are made-to-order or self-service. Monthly themed food promotions, menu boards and colorful signage help direct busy students navigate their favorite food choices quickly.

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So Happy

So Happy is an easy-to-use menu and nutrition app that allows parents and students to see all ingredients and allergens in every meal served in their school cafeteria on a weekly basis. Available as a FREE download on the App Store & Google Play. Search “So Happy.”

Breakfast program

Mornings are rushed and we know your student doesn’t always have time to eat breakfast at home. We’ve got it covered with hot, fresh and delicious breakfast options that will jumpstart your student’s day. Does your student need a grab-and-go option? We have bagels, yogurt parfaits, cereal bars and fruit.

Lunch Program

When your student has good nutrition, they will perform better in school, and feel happier and be healthier. The school lunch program includes a range of offerings to ensure that your student has access to the nutritious meals they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

Student achievement starts with nutrition. Well-nourished students perform better in the classroom. Your child’s school cafeteria provides several options for both breakfast and lunch, so you are sure to find something that will keep your child fueled throughout the day. A school lunch consists of their choice of one entree, unlimited Garden Bar (fresh fruits and vegetables) and the choice of flavored non-fat,1% or skim milk. A School Breakfast consists of a student’s choice of one entree, unlimited fruit, and a choice of 1% or non-fat milk. All menus are posted on the district website and Elementary School menus are also available at the front office. 

Parents can deposit money and view a student’s account history online at mymealtime.com. To add your child to your online account, please have your child’s student ID number. This can be obtained from your child’s school. There is a link to   pay online on the school district’s website along with the menus. Money, in the form of cash or check, may be sent with your student to the school cafeteria and deposited into your child’s account. Parents must keep track of their child’s account. 

While meal charging generally is not allowed, the district follows current Oregon Law, HB 3454, that specifies that when a student requests a meal during meal service, they shall receive a meal regardless of the ability to pay for meals.  The cost and account balances of received meals are the responsibility of the parent or guardian and will follow students from year to year.  Due to this, the district is unable to establish a charging limit for all accounts.  Charging limits can be set by parents or guardians only.  This can be done in writing and submitted to the School or the Nutrition Services Department.  The District allows for the prepayment or payment of meals through mymealtime.com or the school.  

Negative balances will be communicated to the parent or guardian via letter home, a phone call or email.  We understand families have busy schedules and the District wants to make every effort to communicate with families about the status of their students' meal account balance.  However,  the District reserves the right to pursue collection of debt if debt goes unattended to.  

Parents may apply at any time during the school year for Free or Reduced meals. Contact your school main office for an application or apply online from the district website.


Lunch Offerings

  • A variety of healthy options including wholesome grains, local fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean meats
  • A variety of low-fat and fat-free milk with every meal, including white and chocolate.

Special Dietary Needs

We take our student’s special dietary needs very seriously. Please contact the food services office to discuss your student’s special needs.

Fern Hill, Cornelius Joseph Gale, and Echo Shaw are CEP schools and receive meals at no charge

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Who to contact:


Ricky Carter
Food Service Director

503-359-8110 x4546


Amanda Krupp

Food Service Manager

503-359-8110 x4524


Michelle Terry 
Application Specialist
503-359-8110 x4554 
Brenda Jones
Food Services Support Specialist
503-359-8110 x4593