Information about District 211’s Food & Nutrition Services


District 211 operates one of the largest school food service programs in Illinois. More than 8,000 students participate in the school lunch and breakfast programs each school day. As a participant in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, District 211 offers a variety of nutritionally balanced meal options to students in order to support adequate growth, development and nutritional well-being.

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the food service department is operating under new regulations as outlined under the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. The department has transitioned its meal service to offer more complete “combination” meals and less a la carte meals offering students greater access to more nutritionally balanced meals. This slideshow provides a brief overview of the nutrition standards for meals and healthful procedures for daily food service operations in District 211.