Families may request free meal boxes for spring break by March 29

Two OSD lunch staff pose in the kitchen food prep and serving area

Please remind OSD families they may request a free seven-day supply of breakfast and lunch for each of their students during spring break by completing a form at a current school or OSD community meal distribution site, or by emailing the Child Nutrition Services department. Forms are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 29.

Seven-day meal boxes will be distributed between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, April 5. Families from schools throughout the district may choose one of the following four school locations to pick up the free meal boxes: Hansen, Centennial, Garfield or Roosevelt elementary schools.

All students and youth up to age 18 are eligible to order the free meal boxes.

To reserve a seven-day box of meals for the week of April 5, please obtain a request form from any of the current school and community meal distribution sites, open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal box request form is also located on the OSD website. Return the form to any meal site by Monday, March 29. An interactive map showing the locations and driving directions to the current meal distribution sites is posted on the district website.

Families may also email the district’s Child Nutrition Services department at lmorrison@osd.wednet.edu. Be sure to include in your email:

  • How many students/youth in your family need a seven-day box of meals.
  • Where you will pick up the seven-day supply of meals (Hansen, Centennial, Garfield or Roosevelt elementary school).
  • Please email this information, and a phone number where we can contact you, by 4 p.m. on March 29, 2021.

Download the spring break meal box request form here.

Adult meal prices changed February 1

OSD administration recommended and the Olympia School Board recently approved increasing adult meal prices to $4 per meal. The change took effect on February 1.

Every three years, districts are audited by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction against United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) standards for operating a food services program.

In January, OSPI completed our 2019 audit. The audit identified that our district was not charging enough for adult meals. We were charging $3.75 per meal and were non-compliant; not charging enough to ensure that there was no subsidy by the district or U.S.D.A. of the adult meals.

Did you eat a healthy breakfast this morning?

Image of grilled breakfast sandwich to support article about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.Don’t miss this month’s issue of the “Wellness is a Way of Life!” newsletter. The newsletter is provided by the Child Nutrition department as a wellness resource for all employees.

The March newsletter includes articles about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.

Read the full March Wellness newsletter. Previous issues from this year are available on the Olympia  School District Child Nutrition Web page.

February Wellness newsletter: Let’s talk hearts!

February Wellness Newsletter front page Happy Face = Healthy Heart

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Don’t miss this month’s issue of the “Wellness is a Way of Life!” newsletter. The newsletter is provided by the Child Nutrition department as a wellness resource for all employees.

The February newsletter includes articles about heart health and the health benefits associated with having a positive, happy mood.

Read the full February Wellness newsletter. Previous issues from this year are available on the Olympia  School district website Child Nutrition Web page.

January Wellness newsletter

Wellness is a Way of LIfe! newsletter

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Don’t miss this month’s issue of the “Wellness is a Way of Life!” newsletter. The newsletter is provided by the Child Nutrition department as a wellness resource for all employees.

The January newsletter includes articles about the benefits of exercise and eating well.

Read the full Wellness newsletter. Previous issues from this year are available on the Olympia  School district website Child Nutrition Web page.

December Wellness newsletter

december-2016-wellness-letter-2_page_2Why is it important to wash the outside of a melon before cutting? Why is it important to wash your hands before and after an exercise session at the gym? Learn more in the latest issue of “Wellness is a Way of Life!”

Read the full Wellness newsletter. Previous issues from this year are available on the Olympia School District website Child Nutrition Web page.

The monthly newsletter is provided by the Child Nutrition department as a wellness resource for all employees.

November Wellness newsletter

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Don’t miss this month’s issue of “Wellness is a Way of Life!” newsletter. The newsletter is provided by the Child Nutrition department as a wellness resource for all employees.

The November newsletter includes articles about the benefits of eating together more as a family and why Romaine lettuce is a healthy choice.

Read the full Wellness newsletter. Previous issues from this year are available on the Olympia  School district website Child Nutrition Web page.

Eat more fruits and vegetables with on-the-go snack tips

wellness_newsletter-october-2016_page_2Be sure to see this month’s copy of “Wellness Is A Way of Life!” The newsletter is provided as a wellness resource for all employees by the Child Nutrition department.

This issue includes articles about how you can get more fruits and vegetables in your diet by making them an on-the-go snacking  habit!

Read the full Wellness newsletter. Previous issues from the 2015-16 school year are available on the Olympia School District website Child Nutrition Web page.