Polk County Public Schools' Nutrition Department includes more than 1,000 dedicated professionals who work hard to serve nutritious meals to students every day. Did you know that each school year our district serves more than six million breakfasts and 11 million lunches? We do! We believe that good nutrition is critical to student achievement and the attainment of our district's mission and goals. We strive to serve fresh, high-quality food and offer local products at every opportunity, including fresh-from-Florida green beans, corn on the cob, strawberries and more!




Parents, we are so glad when you join your child for lunch in the lunchroom. Please stop by the office and sign-in before going to the lunchroom to eat with your child.
Please do not schedule a time to eat with your child during the first two weeks of school. The students and staff are still in a period of adjustment at the beginning of the year.

Here are guidelines for eating with your child:

  • sit at a vacant table in the lunchroom, outside at the picnic tables or on the terrace area near the art room
  • due to the Jessica Lunsford Act, you are only able to enjoy lunch with your child while on campus

If you choose to bring outside food, please share only with your child outside of the school lunchroom since other students may have allergies that are unknown to you. It is not recommended to bring unhealthy choices.

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District Nutrition Information

For more information about food allergies/special diet needs, career opportunities, and Faq's, visit our district nutrition website below!