Nutrition Services Department
Nutrition Services Director: Heidi Benson, RDN, LD
Our goal is to enhance a child's learning experience by serving appealing nutritious food in a positive atmosphere
The Hood River County School District Food Services provides the ability to purchase breakfast and lunch services from all eight schools. Qualified students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
Food Services Job Postings
Full time, part time, and Food Service substitute job openings can be viewed on our Employment Classified page.
Nutrition Services serves 900 school breakfasts, 2300 school lunches and 300 suppers to our students daily. This is done by 25 hardworking and caring staff in the eight schools in our District. In addition to the National School Breakfast, National School Lunch and the After School Supper Program, students at Mid Valley Elementary receive fresh fruit and vegetable snack daily as part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
Hood River County School lunches meet the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act certification standards and reflect the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.gov by featuring whole grains, unlimited fresh fruits and vegetables, nonfat and 1% milk. Students serve themselves from a fruit and veggie bar that has six types of vegetables and at least three types of fruit.