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Nutrition Services

Kelly Minnick, SNS
Director of Nutrition Services
Phone:   440-392-5086
Karen Neiman
Phone:   440-392-5086
All Painesville City Schools are participating in the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), offered by the USDA for low income school districts that qualify, which allows the Nutrition Services Department to provide one school breakfast meal and one school lunch meal per student per day free of charge.
In order to receive the free breakfast and/or lunch meal, students must select the minimum amount of items to make a combo meal or they will be charged a la carte pricing. All students must still enter their PIN when receiving their meals or a la carte items at the cashier stand.
View the online interactive menu with information including:
  • Allergens
  • Carb Counts
  • Nutritional information for ALL schools
Money may still be placed on students' accounts to be used for purchasing a la carte items. If sending in a check, please make it payable to your school cafeteria. Sending in cash with elementary age students is not encouraged. Credit card payments are accepted on the site.
MySchoolBucks provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance as well as make credit  card prepayments. Allow 24 hours in order to view transactions from the last 30 days (for the first time) and credit card payments to be received. You must set up an account on MySchoolBucks to use this service. If you need help setting up your account, please call the Nutrition Services office at 392-5086.
NutriKids point of sale system is used in all school district cafeterias. All students must enter their 6 digit PIN number (found on report cards or schedules) when coming through the breakfast or lunch line.  

MySchoolBucks has a "Low Balance Notification" email service but you must set up an account on MySchoolBucks to use this service. To turn on the Low Balance email notification, you must log into your account, go to "Email Preferences" and check the box to have an email sent for a low balance that you specify. The recommendation is for $9.00 to be set for the low balance amount.  You must uncheck this box if you wish to discontinue this service or not receive these notifications over school breaks. 
New to the District or need more information on MySchoolBucks?
Please click HERE.

The District Wellness Policy is available on our website under the Board Policies & Guidelines section. If you have any input for the Wellness Policy, please contact the Operations Manager.
SCHOOL LUNCH IN THE NEWS - The Latest Question Answered!
USDA meal regulations - Click HERE to see what makes up a combo meal! 

QUICK FACTS about our Nutrition Services Department:
  • We offer chef salads, fresh fruits and veggies at every school, every day.  
  • Over 2,000 lunch and over 1,000 breakfast meals are served daily!                   
  • We use a computerized point of sale system (Nutrikids) in all of our buildings. 
  • We offer 3 different kinds of fat free milk (white, chocolate, strawberry).
  • We follow the nutritional guidelines for competitive foods sold as set forth by the USDA's Smart Snack Guidelines

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