NOURISH students with healthy meal choices fueling their bodies to receive an excellent education.
INSPIRE students to develop lifelong healthy habits.
The McMinnville School District Nutrition Department will create an atmosphere where each student feels empowered to make healthy meal choices by:
Creating an inclusive environment for each student
Connecting with the community
Providing excellent customer service
A hungry child cannot learn
We recognize the vital relationship between nutrition and education
Diversity enriches our School Nutrition program through the recognition of different cultural backgrounds
CREATE a space welcoming for each student by having a well-rounded menu to engage students by being rigorous and culturally relevant.
CREATE an environment in which every student has equal access to nutritious food by strong leadership and staff.
NOURISH strong relationships with families, students and community to build trust, support and collective responsibility for nutritional meals being offered.
INSPIRE students to expand their palates by trying new things and making healthy choices.
SUCCEED in accomplishing our goals by aligning resources to support a balanced budget.
SUCCEED by long-term planning so that McMinnville Nutrition can continue to grow and thrive into the future.
DELIVER high-quality customer service.
DELIVER a department that works together, values people, equity, honesty and integrity.
MSD Nutrition Department follows legislated rules governing what can be served to students – including calorie content, fat and sugar grams and serving size by age group.
Our department is a strong advocate for education in the cafeteria, helping students learn healthy habits necessary for student success.
Nutrition Services is bound by federal procurement policies and includes a focus on purchasing locally whenever possible and practical. Our commitment to local purchasing supports our community farmers and returns resources to the local economy.