The 2018 National School Lunch Week theme is "School Lunch: Lots 2 Love." School nutrition programs play a critical role in ensuring all students, regardless of income level, receive nutritious lunches which follow strict federal nutrition standards. Every school lunch features servings of fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy.
The Beaverton School District Nutrition Services Department strives to feed the bodies and nourish the minds of all the children they serve. The program accomplishes this through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) , After School Supper and Summer Feeding Program Breakfast and Lunch.
During the 2017-2018 school year the following numbers of meals were served:
- Breakfasts - 788,380
- Lunches - 2,720,448
- After School Supper Meals - 84,240 (Estimate as September 2018 data is pending)
- Summer Meals - 90,482
The goal for the department is to focus on new menu items that are both low cost and semi-scratch and represent requests from students. Some of the new menu items introduced include street tacos, lemon grass chicken, mandarin chicken, grilled cheese and many more.