Nutrition Services

  • Iowa City Community School District Food Service: Nourishing MindsAlison 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. 

        The Grab & Go meal program will start August 23, 2021, and continue until the end of the school year. Meals will be served on school days from noon-1:00 pm at the following locations:

        • Hills Elementary
        • 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.

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