We work hard every day to serve healthy, compliant, and delicious meals to our students. We provide frequent professional development for all Nutrition Services Staff on all levels of food safety, food handling and sanitation.
Each of our six kitchens is inspected by the Board of Health at least twice a year. In addition, every kitchen employs at least one person with Level II ServSafe Certification.
Students are offered a variety of snacks, foods and beverages appropriate to their age group that can be purchased ala carte. All of these foods are Smart Snack Compliant and meet the guidelines set by the USDA.
Free and Reduced Meal Application
A letter or email from the Nutrition Services Department welcoming you to the Free and Reduced Meal Program or denying acceptance will be sent back to everyone who applies. If you do not receive a letter or email from us that is an indication we have not received your student’s application or that the application is incomplete. USDA does not allow the processing of incomplete applications. If you have any questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at 440-439-4530.
PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of the method of applying, families are responsible for any food service charges incurred prior to their child receiving approval for Free and Reduced meals.
Our offices are located at Bedford High School, 481 Northfield Road in Bedford, and our hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day school is in session.
*Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Breakfast may be purchased at Central, Glendale, Carylwood and Columbus for $1.50 and lunch for $2.50. Heskett and High School breakfast is $1.75 and lunch is $2.75. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. The reduced price for breakfast and lunch is $0.00 for the 2023-24 school year. The State of Ohio budget has included finding to cover the cost of reduced meals for students who qualify under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.
Please note that all returned checks will be assessed a $15 fee.
Point of Sale (POS)
Congratulations to CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL for receiving a GOLD AWARD for 70-79% Average Daily Participation (ADP) for school breakfast. Our goal is for all of our schools to receive an award for the 2023 Challenge. Parents/guardians encourage your students to start their day off right by eating school breakfast.