Food Service Director: Janis Benton – 440-632-0261 x 2004
FREE/REDUCED MEALS: The Cardinal Local School District offers free/reduced meals to students who qualify. Applications are sent home with students on the first day of school. These applications must be completed annually. All students who turn in a completed application to their building secretary will have $1.00 deposited into their lunch account. Click here to download an application. For additional questions, please contact the Food Service Director.
Ohio Department of Education National School Lunch and Breakfast program.
Summer Meal Program: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. Click here to find the site closest to you.
Wellness Policy: The Cardinal Board of Education recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well being of students. Furthermore, student access to nutritious meals and opportunities to be physically active play an important role in their growth, development, and learning. Therefore, the Cardinal Board of Education believes that the Cardinal Education Program should provide students a variety of healthy foods, regular exercise, and education in proper nutrition. Click here to read the District’s complete Wellness Policy.
The Nutrition Group manages food service for Cardinal Local Schools. The group understands the importance of proper nutrition, and the role it plays in a child’s ability to perform in school. They strive to maximize student participation in the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This is achieved through innovative merchandising and promotions that feature trendy nutritious favorites, as well as home-style and traditional fare.