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.
Director Theresa Greenfield met with the leadership of Field to Family, a nonprofit local food hub in Iowa City, to highlight how the Agency is helping increase equitable access to healthy food.
We would like to share information with you regarding meal costs for the 2022-23 school year. Unfortunately, the government-funded free meal program for all students that was established during the COVID-19 pandemic came to an end at the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year. Learn more about your options.
“Iowa City Schools is proud to partner with Field to Family to provide local produce and dairy to our students. Through our partnership, Iowa City Schools have increased the amount of locally-grown food on our school lunch menu annually since 2012.”