Child Nutrition Services

Child Nutrition Director
Jason Woods
623-925-3421
jwoods@besd33.org 

 

We are committed to providing every student in our school community with all the tools they need to succeed, including nutritious meals that everyone can enjoy together. That is why we are excited to announce that again this year, we are using a new school meal program option to offer school breakfast and lunch every day to all students at no charge. All children enrolled in our schools can eat at no cost and there is no application required! 

It is important that every child participate in our universal meal program because… 

Part of what makes a great school culture is everyone sharing the same meal together. When all of our students are eating the same meals together, our cafeteria will become a place to learn more about new foods together, make healthy choices, and fuel up for learning and play.

Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your school and your community.The more students who participate in school lunch and breakfast, the more money our school receives in federal reimbursement for meals served. More money coming into our meal program allows us to purchase more fresh and nutritious foods, while securing the financial stability of our school meal program.

Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your family. Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps provide nutritious food for your children at school so they can concentrate better and learn more, and saves you valuable time and money at home.

Food Service
Welcome to Buckeye Elementary School District Food Service Department.
**Food Allergies**

 

Medical Dietary Form.pdf

 

Nutrition Standards
The Arizona Department of Education Nutrition Standards were passed on July 1, 2006.  All Kindergarten through eighth grade schools are required to abide by these standards.  The foundation for the Nutrition Standards are the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the United States Department of Agriculture's Federal Child Nutrition Program regulations.  The new Nutrition Standards will help maintain children's health and well-being.  In addition, this will help support a school environment that promotes learning and healthy eating habits.

The Arizona Nutrition Standards apply to all foods and beverages sold in vending machines, snack bars, fundraisers, and school events held durning the normal school day.  A normal school day is defined as beginning with the start of breakfast and ending with the last bell of the intruction period.  The standards are not applicable to classroom parties.

The Arizona Department of Education is dedicated to helping fight obesity and its risk factors.  The new Nutrition Standards are to assist schools, parents, and communities provide a model of healthy living.

For more information please go to http://www.ade.az.gov/ or call the Department of Education - Health and Nutrition Services at 602-542-8700.