Food & Nutrition Services
Welcome to the Food and Nutrition Services Department of the North Kansas City School District. We are committed to providing students with nutritious meals to support academic success and life long healthy eating habits.
Our breakfast and lunch menus offer a great variety of choices that students enjoy. All of our menus meet nutritional guidelines based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. School breakfast provides one-fourth and school lunch provides one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories with no more than 30% of calories from fat and less than 10% of calories from saturated fat.
Research shows that students who eat breakfast at school have higher attendance rates and higher levels of academic achievement than students who do not eat breakfast at school. Research also shows that students who eat lunch at school consume fewer calories from fat and substantially fewer calories from added sugars than students who bring lunch from home. In addition, research shows that a typical school lunch contains more dairy products, fruit, and vegetables than an average lunch brought from home.
Our staff of over 175 food service professionals is dedicated to serving students more than 18,000 meals per day. More than half of our staff is voluntarily certified with the School Nutrition Association. This certification requires extra nutrition education and sanitation training as well as continuing education on these topics to maintain certification. Above all, they welcome students, often by name, into a friendly cafeteria.
We encourage all of our students to eat school meals to gain the nourishment they need for high performance in the class room and beyond! Rediscover school meals! Join us in the cafeteria for breakfast or lunch! Please feel free to contact your school’s food service manager or the Department of Food and Nutrition Services at (816) 413-5290 if you have any questions or would like additional information.