Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Department

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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 __________


                Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Did you know Lincoln Public Schools is part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program?
This is in addition to our lunch and breakfast programs to help encourage the intake of fruits and vegetables.
Schools who apply have to meet specific criteria and are selected by the State of Nebraska Nutrition Services Department.

   The goals for the FFVP are:
    • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
    • Increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption
    • Make a difference in children's diets to impact their present and future health

Lincoln Public Schools has twenty five schools who participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Arnold, Belmont, Brownell, Calvert, Campbell, Clinton, Donald Sherill, Elliott, Everett, Hartley, Holmes, Huntington, Lakeview, McPhee, Norwood Park, Pershing, Prescott, Randolph, Riley, Saratoga, West Lincoln, Culler, Dawes, Goodrich, and Park.

The program starts in September and ends in early to mid May. Schools offer a fruit and or vegetable two times a week in the classroom.

Nutrition Education and promotional materials
are posted in the participating schools.


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

Entree Photos

Attached are photos of entree options for school use. Included are breakfast and lunch entree photos. You may download each individual photo, or an all-inclusive PDF file with text descriptions.

Posted on April 13, 2015

Nebraska Grown Food

This school year, LPS Nutrition Services has partnered with several Nebraska growers to provide students with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Posted on November 10, 2014

Special Diets

Guidelines and specifications from the Nebraska Department of Education. If you have specific questions about your child's special diet needs please call 436-1745 to speak with Jessie Coffey, Registered Dietitian.

Posted on August 06, 2014

Study: Children's lunch boxes lack healthy food choices

"Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines, says a new study."

Posted on July 31, 2014

2014-2015 Free and Reduced Meal Application

Information and forms for free and reduced meal applications.

Posted on July 21, 2014

Meal Prices for 2014-2015 School Year

Posted on July 21, 2014

Breakfast Program - Available at All Schools

Breakfast Program Information

Posted on April 01, 2014

Letters to Households

Commonly asked questions regarding Free/Reduced Applications.

Posted on February 11, 2014

HealthierUS School Challenge

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) was established to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Four levels of superior performance are awarded: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold of Distinction.

Posted on February 11, 2014


Try these family friendly recipes in your kitchen. Encourage your child to join you in shopping, preparing and trying new healthy foods. Children are more willing to try foods that they have had a hand in making!

Posted on December 02, 2013

Special Diet Information for Families

Information and resources for assisting parents and children with food allergies. Form needed for children needing special diets to eat a school meal.

Posted on November 01, 2013

How to Create A Web Payment Account

The LPS Meal Pre-Payment system allows district patrons the opportunity to purchase meals and deposit money into student cafeteria accounts. Registered users may purchase meals or deposit money for all students in their family at one time and can do this with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards or by using your checking account information. To use the system, you will need to create an account for yourself to access your students. In order to create an account you will need to have the LPS student ID for any one of your students in addition to that same student's birth date.

Posted on April 20, 2010

Fruits and Veggies, More Matters!!

We all need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but aren't always sure how to go about getting the recommended servings into our diets. The following handouts will provide tips to doing just that.

Posted on April 07, 2010