Food Services

Welcome to Cascade SD Nutrition Services

 Orange chicken with rice

Nutrition Services 


We want to make sure that your child receives the necessary nutrition to be successful. Our menus are analyzed each week to ensure they meet dietary guidelines. If you ever have a question or concern, please contact nutrition services or any of the kitchens. You are welcome to join your child for a meal at school. 
Some facts about USDA school meals:
-Use low-fat cheeses, yogurt and milk
-Use reduced sugar and sodium food products
-Use mostly whole grain rich or whole wheat  grains/breads
-Large variety of fruits and vegetables are offered daily with each meal
-Want to know what constitutes a reimbursable meal? Click here for more info. 

Any snacks or ala carte items  sold by Cascade SD nutrition services meet USDA/Oregon smart snack regulations. Click here for the nutrition regulations


Menu Information

Click on 'Health-e Pro' picture below. Menus are subject to change with little or no notice due to supply chain issues. Please know we are trying our best. Cascade SD utilizes the Health-e Pro online menu publishing and nutrient analysis software system. This systems helps ensure that Cascade is complying with USDA Child Nutrition Program regulations. The system provides nutrient analysis/carb count information, allergen information and translates into multiple languages. 

Health-E Pro Logo


Programs Offered

Breakfast and lunch are offered daily in all Cascade schools on all school days. Please check with your individual school for meal serving times. 
Summer meals are offered in the area typically June through August. To find  a location near you go to the ODE Summer Meals Map.

Meal Prices

Cascade Sr. High: Lunch $3.70, Breakfast $2.00, Reduced No Charge
Cascade Jr. High: Lunch/Breakfast CEP No Charge
Turner: Lunch/Breakfast CEP No Charge
Aumsville: Lunch/Breakfast CEP No Charge
Cascade Opportunity Center: Lunch/Breakfast CEP No Charge
Cloverdale: Lunch/Breakfast CEP No Charge 
Adults: Lunch  $4.95, Breakfast $3.25
Ala Carte Milk or Juice: $.75
Entree Only: $2.75
Large Salad Entree Only: $3.50
Mealtime Online

Free & Reduced Meal Info

Online Application:
You may complete and submit a free and reduced application here if your child does NOT attend a community eligibility provision (CEP) school. Current non-CEP schools are Cascade Senior High School. Applying online is the best way to ensure we receive your application and it is processed in timely manner. Paper applications are available in the district food service office at 10226 Marion Road SE, Turner, OR 97392. Applications must be submitted after July 1st to be effective for the new school year. 

Oregon expanded income eligibility guidelines: Oregon has expanded the income eligibility guidelines beyond Federal and will now provide free meals even when you exceed the Federal limits. Please refer to the Federal and Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines references document to see if you qualify. 

Direct Certification:
If you have received a notice of direct certification from us in the mail, that  qualifies your children for free meals and an application is not necessary. Households that receive SNAP or Medicaid are certified through the state and that information is given electronically to Cascade SD.

Community Eligibility Provision Schools (CEP):

You do not need to complete an application if your student attends Cascade Jr. High, Turner Elem., Aumsville Elem., Cascade Opportunity Center or Cloverdale Elem. All students at CEP schools receive a breakfast and lunch at no charge. 

Local Purchasing

Cascade SD purchases local when possible. Examples include Wild Mike's Pizza (Clackamas), Fresh Elements Fruit Products (Salem), Umpqua Dairy (Roseburg), Franz Bakery (Salem), Carmen's Chips (Eugene), Don Pancho Foods (Salem) Bob's Red Mill (Milwaukie), Umi Organic (Portland), Reser's Fine Foods (Beaverton).

Nutrition Education

USDA funds our program and has many nutrition education resources, go to the USDA team nutrition web page for materials .

Cascade SD Charging Policy

Reimbursable meals will be provided to a student unless the student's parent has provided written permission to withhold a meal. The student's account will be charged. After $20 the household will be notified of any negative balances via email or mailed balance statement.  Students with fees owed at the end of the year may be prohibited from participating in promotions and graduation. 

Adult school staff may charge up to $10.

Nutrition Department Contact Information

District:

Nicole Dysinger- Nutrition Services Coordinator
Phone: 503-749-8010, ext. 1909
Fax: 503-749-8018
Please contact Nicole for any free/reduced eligibility or Mealtime account questions. 

Chris Facha - Nutrition Services Director
B.S. Education, University of Idaho
School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credential - School Nutrition Association
Serv-Safe Food Safety Certification - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Food Service Management Professional Certification - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Phone: 503-749-8010, ext. 1908
Fax: 503-749-8018

Schools:
Lezlie Casto- Aumsville Kitchen Manager
Kim Nero- Cascade Jr./Sr. High/COC Kitchen Manager
Karen Cave- Cloverdale Kitchen Manager
Amanda Brinlee- Turner Kitchen Manager

Important Equal Opportunity Notification: 
Persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency (LEP)  have a right to free language assistance and accomodations. Please reach out to the district for assistance. 

Free and Reduced Applications
Free and Reduced Meal Application
Solicitud para comidas gratis o reducida

MealTime Links (food service management software)
Set Up your MealTime Account
MealTime Payment Link

Meal Accommodation Request Forms (return to nutrition dept.)

Medical Statement to Request Special Meals
Meal Preference Request

District/Board Policies
Wellness Policy (search wellness)
Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment (published May 2023)
General Nutrition and Food Service Procedures (search reimbursable meals)

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
 
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
Fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
Email:
[email protected]