Riverside Local Schools
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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 4300 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.  
For questions regarding food service, menu items, or your nutrikids account, please feel free to contact the Department of Nutrition Services.
Michelle Gifford, SNS
Director, Nutrition Services
(440) 358-8212
[email protected]
Vicky Kenyon
Administrative Assistant
Nutrition Services Department
(440) 358-8211

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Nutrition News

  • SEBT Notice

    Don’t forget to submit a free and reduced application with the school if you feel your household might qualify. Applications approved by June 10, 2024 will automatically qualify for the new Summer EBT benefit program, to be used to pay for groceries during the summer months. Access a school application in your parent portal on Infinite Campus or here (insert link).  If you do not apply before June 10th you will need to go to sebt.ohio.gov and apply there.
    Any questions please email [email protected]
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  • Lunchroom

    Update from Nutrition Services Department

    An update about meal prices for the 2023-2024 school year as well as information for students qualifying for reduced-price meals. 
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  • Updated Breakfast and Lunch Prices

    Breakfast Prices:
    Grades K-5 = $2
    Grades 6-12 = $2.50

    Lunch Prices
    Grades K-5 = $3.50
    Grades 6-12 = $4
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  • Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility & FAQs

    Free and reduced price meal forms can be accessed through your parent portal in Infinite Campus (click the 'more' tab at the bottom left - and then click on 'Meal Benefits') or you can download a copy of the form HERE.

    If your student received free or reduced price meals last year, that benefit carries over until October 2nd. Please fill out a new form by that date so there is no interruption in your child’s meal benefits. Please continue to provide your student with money or a packed lunch until you get notification that your application has been approved. 

    Our charging policy states that if a student has no money on their account they may not charge breakfast  or any a la carte items in any of our cafeterias. We will provide an elementary student with a courtesy lunch if money or lunch is forgotten, with the expectation that this would be re-payed the next day. If you have any questions regarding our nutrition department you may contact Michelle Gifford at [email protected] 

    Frequently Asked Questions About Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
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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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If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected].

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