Alison Demory, RDN, LD
Director of Nutrition Services
Children who participate in school meal programs get roughly half of their calories each day at school. This is an extraordinary responsibility and opportunity. Within the Iowa City Community School District we strive to make school meals as healthy, nutritious and delicious as possible. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) went into effect and required schools to meet multiple nutrition guidelines aimed at improving children’s health and decreasing obesity rates. In everything that we do in the Nutrition Services Department, our mission is to nourish minds.
Grab & Go Meals
Grab & Go meals will be available for all Iowa City Community School District students at no cost. Each meal includes breakfast and lunch. Menu information can be found at MealViewer, under the Grab & Go menu.
Due to the significant decline in participation in the program as the majority of students are now on-site, Grab & Go meals transitioned to an order-based meal pick-up system for our families with students learning off-site until the end of the school year. Meals can be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at these locations:
- North Central Junior High
- Northwest Junior High
- South East Junior High
Note: Grab & Go meals will not be served when District offices are closed.
Free School Meals
The USDA extended FREE school meals to ensure that children continue to receive the nutritious breakfasts and lunches they count on during the school year wherever they are, and however they are learning. This unprecedented move is part of USDA’s unwavering commitment to ensuring all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.