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Nutrition and Wellness


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 PVSchools 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 Prices

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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.)
  • To request an account balance refund for a graduating 22-23 SY Senior, please call the Nutrition & Wellness Office at 602-449-2274 before August 31, 2023.

Negative Balance Policy

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


Online Meal Payments

Parents are able to securely load money onto their students' meal accounts when they visit the EZSchoolPay website.

Parents can check the balance or add funds to the online meal account at any time. Each student listed in the family's account will keep a separate balance, and checks and cash will continue to be accepted in all school cafeterias for meal accounts.

EZSchoolPay automatically charges a $2.00 transaction fee to add money to an account. However, registration and account monitoring are free.

Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request.

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District Wellness Committee

The District Wellness Committee is open to the public and meets twice a year (Fall & Spring) to discuss wellness-related activities or reports.  Committee members comprise of parents, community partners, students, representatives of nutrition services, physical education professionals, health services, and school administrators.

Our meetings each school year are typically scheduled for October and April. 

Please call (602) 449-2274 for more details

Some schools in Paradise Valley Unified School District participate in the Breakfast in the Classroom program. Breakfast in the Classroom includes a cereal/grain entree, fruit, 100% fruit juice, and milk. Contact your school to see if it participates in this program.