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Nutrition Services


The Riverside Local School District is committed to providing high quality meals to students at an affordable price to families.  Healthy choices for breakfast and lunch are offered daily to our over 4500 students, which translates to almost 3000 meals per day. The Department of Nutrition Services strictly adheres to the USDA mandates and regulations regarding the sale of food items to children in schools.   We offer chef salads, fresh fruits, and veggies at every school, every day, including locally grown produce when available.
The Department of Nutrition Services is a self-sustaining department that relies on meal and a la carte sales to continue its service.  This past year we received grant money from the Ohio Department of Education to further our breakfast program. We were able to purchase a new breakfast cart with signage for Melridge Elementary, new signage and utility carts for LaMuth Middle School, and Educational items, giveaways, and a cart for Hadden Elementary.
For questions regarding food service, menu items, or your nutrikids account, please feel free to contact the Department of Nutrition Services.
Michelle Gifford
Director, Nutrition Services
Vicky Kenyon
Administrative Assistant
Nutrition Services Department
(440) 358-8211

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Nutrition News

  • Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility

    Free and reduced price meal eligibility rolls over for the first 30 days of the new school year. A new application needs to be filled out every year to ensure your student continues to receive their benefits.
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  • Food deliveries not permitted

    Students are not permitted to order outside food of any kind, to be delivered to any of the school buildings within the District, during the school day. 

    Board policy states that no food can be sold during the school day, to students, that does not meet federal guidelines and/or smart snack requirements, nor can it compete with our nutrition department, which provides full service kitchens in all buildings for our student population. 

    In addition, food deliveries are a disruption during the school day that can cause safety and traffic concerns.
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  • Meal Charging Policy

    • There is no charging of breakfast or a la carte (snack) items in any of our cafeterias.
    • We understand that extenuating circumstances occur, and a lunch or money may be forgotten. We will extend a courtesy meal to your elementary student with the expectation that those monies would be re-payed the next day.
    • Students in grades 6-12 are only permitted to charge 3 lunches in a row. Re-payment is required before they can charge another meal.
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  • Lunch Accounts Notice

    In order to keep lines running smoothly and avoid lost funds, we are no longer giving change in the lunch line at the elementary schools. You can pay online through your Infinite Campus parent portal, send in a check, or have all cash sent in, deposited onto your child’s meal account. Read More
  • Lunch Fees can be paid in Infinite Campus

    The food service module in Infinite Campus is now live. 
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  • 18-19 Free and Reduced Price Meals

    The 2018-2019 free and reduced price meal application will be available online via your Infinite Campus parent portal after August 6th. Read More
  • Menu Updates!

    We have added NutriSlice to our Nutrition Services package! If you click on the School Menus picture link to the right, it will take you to our menu page where you can see what the options are each day and get nutrient information, carb counts, and allergen information!

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