Nutrition and Wellness

Nutritional Services Worker Smiles Next To Two Students With Lunch Trays

The PVSchools Nutrition and Wellness Department's mission is to provide nutritious meals and to support and enhance the learning process. By fostering nutritious eating habits, our district's children will be prepared for a healthier lifestyle. The PV Schools Nutrition and Wellness Department:

  • Serves an average of 17,000 meals per day.
  • Serves meals in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act 2010, which requires a variety of healthy foods – including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low sodium foods.
  • Provides nutritious snacks to 50 after-school and preschool programs.
  • Serves universal breakfast in the classroom at 10 schools.

Free and reduced-price meal applications are available in school cafeterias and offices.

Meal Service Update

The Nutrition & Wellness Department will be serving all students free breakfast and lunch under the Summer Food Service Program during the 2020-2021 school year. 

For students returning to campuses for in-person learning starting February 16th, 2021 and after, meals will be provided on-site from the cafeteria.

For students that are continuing distance learning with PVConnect and PVOnline, meals can be picked up curbside on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Learn About Curbside Meal Service

Servicio de Comidas para Llevar

After May 20th, 2021, summer curbside meal service will continue at North Canyon High School starting Monday, May 24th.

Learn About Summer Meal Service

Programa de Comidas en Verano Pasando en el Auto

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) holds the right to discontinue this program at any time.

Food Safety

Our facilities meet all food safety and sanitation regulations established by the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services. If you have questions or concerns, call us at (602) 449-2274.

Meal Assistance

National School Lunch Program Free and Reduced-Price Meals

The National School Lunch Program provides students who meet certain criteria free or reduced-price meals at their school. For students who qualify, breakfast and lunch are offered at no charge. This program operates in all schools in the district.

Below are Parent Letters with instructions and Meal Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year:

Paper applications are available at all school offices and cafeterias. Applications can also be completed online at EZMealApp.

If you have any questions about the free and reduced-price meals program contact the Nutrition & Wellness Department at (602) 449-2274.

Meal Prices

Elementary School Student Prices

Student Breakfast $1.00
Student Lunch $2.50
Extra Milk/Juice $0.25
Adult Breakfast $1.25
Adult Lunch $2.75
Adult Lunch w/ Beverage $3.00

Middle School Student Prices

Student Breakfast $1.25
Student Lunch $2.75
Extra Milk/Juice $0.25
Adult Breakfast $1.50
Adult Lunch $3.00
Adult Lunch w/ Beverage $3.25

High School Student Prices

Student Breakfast $1.50
Student Lunch $3.00
Extra Milk/Juice $0.25
Adult  Breakfast $1.75
Adult Lunch $3.25
Adult Lunch w/ Beverage $3.50

View Nutrition Resources


Additional Documents

Meal Account Payment Options and Charge Policy

  • Cash or check payments can be taken directly to your school's cafeteria.
  • Pre-pay online: Visit EZSchoolPay to create an account. (EZSchoolPay also allows parents to set up email notifications for low balance reminders.)

Negative Balance Policy

Low and negative balances on students’ meal accounts will be communicated to household by letter, email and/or phone.

Nutrition and Wellness Positions

Learn About Employment and Internships

Open positions are posted on the district employment page. Job duties include:
  • Food preparation
  • Serving food
  • Money handling
  • General clean-up

All Nutrition and Wellness Department positions require a Maricopa County Food Handler's Card. Information can be obtained from the Maricopa County website. Proof of immunization for MMR is required for those born after January 1, 1957. Upon being hired for the school district, you will be fingerprinted.