Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Department

Now hiring for the 2016-2017 school year!

Do you (or someone you know)

  • Like to work with kids?
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, team oriented work place?
  • Want a part time job Monday-Friday earning more than minimum wage?
  • Like to be home when your kids are home?
  • Like your nights, weekends, holidays and summers off?

Then we have the perfect job for you! Come work in a school cafeteria as a food service worker.

Shifts are generally between four to six hours per day. Typical working hours range between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on school days. Job duties include basic food preparation, serving, dish room and clean up. On the job training provided. Work alongside amazing dedicated professionals who take pride in serving nutritious meals with a smile.

Apply on-line at



Welcome to the Nutrition Services Department!__________

We provide lunch, breakfast and snacks to students so they can learn. This web page is designed to provide information you would like to know about our department.


Our Mission__________

The mission of the Nutrition Services Department is to safeguard the health of the district's children by providing acceptable high quality food and nutritionally well-balanced meals at a moderate cost according to federal, state and district regulations while maintaining a self-supporting, non-profit program.

As a participant in the National School Lunch/Breakfast programs, the departmental goals include to help improve children's food habits, to extend educational influences to the home, and to develop physically fit adults.

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to comment on our Nutrition Services Program. You may e-mail us at


Featured Story/Photo __________

Student Meal Account Refund or Balance Transfer

Balances for underclassmen will be automatically carried over to the next school year. Refunds from student meal accounts are granted when a student graduates, leaves the District, or a special circumstance necessitates the refund.

Upon request, money remaining in the student’s meal account may be transferred to another account or a refund may be requested. After three years, any remaining balances for students who have withdrawn from the District will be donated to the Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition Services Department.  

Parents/guardians may request a refund or a transfer by completing the Meal Account Refund/Transfer Request and email to or mail to:

Lincoln Public Schools
Accounting Department
PO Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501

Please note-it may take 2-3 weeks to process a refund request.


Allergy Policy__________

Regulation 5507.1

Policy 5507

Students with Food Allergies Brochure

Food Allergy Facts and Statistics

Teacher Checklist

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LPS Video: Caring for Children with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Bullying: It's Not a Joke PSA (Full Version): via @youtube


Related Articles__________

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Special Diet Information for Families

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Posted on September 04, 2015