Food Service Director: Janis Benton – 440-632-0261 x 2004
Breakfast: The District offers a delicious and nutritious breakfast at each of our schools! Be sure to check out what’s cooking on our menus via Nutrislice! Click the link to your school for additional information on serving times: JES | CMS | CHS
Summer Meal Program: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures children ages 18 and under continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school. It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Click here for additional details and locations.
Nutrislice: Our food service provider is offering a fantastic new feature called Nutrislice – an interactive website or mobile app that allows you to view images, descriptions, and nutrition information on our cafeteria food items! Click here to explore this exciting new tool!
FREE/REDUCED MEALS: The Cardinal Local School District offers free/reduced meals to students who qualify. Starting with the 2017-18 school year, applications can be found online in the parent portal. Simply log on to your account and follow the instructions under Applications/Forms to submit the application online. Applications will also be sent home with students on the first day of school. These applications must be completed annually. For additional questions, please contact the Food Service Director.
Ohio Department of Education National School Lunch and Breakfast program.
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. | Wellness Meeting Agenda (6/8/21) | Assessment Tool
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.