The KPBSD Student Nutrition Services team is proud to be providing thousands of breakfast and lunches each year to the eager students that are our guests in 28 sites across the Kenai Peninsula.
We are pleased to offer a variety of appropriate meals to the growing bodies and minds of KPBSD students. As we introduce more whole grains, pastas, fruits and vegetables where possible, we invite your input for menu development.
We accept applications for free or reduced priced meals at any time during the school year. We encourage potential applicants to take advantage of this USDA program as an important support to a child's success in the classroom.
Dean Hamburg, Student Nutrition Services Administrator - 907.714.8890 - 139 Park Avenue, Soldotna, AK 99669.
The Student Nutrition Services (SNS) department for KPBSD is pleased to prepare and serve breakfast and lunch offerings that are both appealing and nutritious for growing minds and bodies.
KPBSD-SNS is a proud sponsor of USDA-United States Department of Agriculture-breakfast and lunch programs. As a sponsor that receives USDA financial support, we are responsible for supporting USDA nutrition requirements and guidelines.
Our menu development and meal offerings are built with these guidelines as a base.
These guidelines include measurements of calories, nutrients, meal patterns and menu entrees and menu items.The guidelines vary according to student age. Other influences on KPBSD menu offerings include:
- Student Preference
- KPBSD Wellness Policy
- The availability of USDA commodity provisions
- Current pricing of distributor foods supplies
- Labor expense associated with preparation of menued foods
- Seasonal availability of fresh fruits and vegetables also influence menu offerings.
- SNS responsibility to limit meal program expenses to the revenue received from federal reimbursements and cash sales of meals and ALA Carte services.
USDA nutrient guidelines include target measurements of calories, iron, calcium, vitamin A, and Vitamin C, total fat, protein, and saturated fat.
Our KPBSD meal programs operate under USDA "Offer vs Serve" guidelines.
The student can select all the menued foods OFFERED on a daily menu. The student has the option to SELECT only the entree and one other item to qualify as an appropriate complete meal.
For students interested in consuming a level of calories beyond the offered meal items, most KPBSD meal programs make Ala Carte items available for sale.
For more information regarding USDA sponsored National School Lunch Programs and National School Breakfast Programs, the following links are provided:
Video History of the National School Lunch Program
Video - Windows Media Video Version
USDA Food and Nutrition Services
National Food Service management Institute
USDA Choose My Plate
School Nutrition Association
Alaska School Nutrition Association
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development-Child Nutrition Services