Nutrition

  • Nutrition

    The Nutrition & Wellness Department provides nutritious meals and support to complement the learning process. All district schools participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs. Menus are analyzed annually to ensure they meet standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Pinnacle High School serves meals that meet USDA guidelines to provide essential nutrients with 30% or fewer calories from fat. Free and reduced-price meal applications are available in school cafeterias and offices. Applications for free or reduced-price meals are available at every school's front office and the cafeteria, and may be downloaded at PVSchools. For faster processing, return the completed application to the school cafeteria manager.

    Food deliveries/birthdays

    Per school policy and for the safety of you and your student, we only accept food deliveries from a parent/guardian. Students will not be able to wait in the front office area or anywhere else for food deliveries. Items may be lest in the front office by parent in the shelving area provided. The Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services requires that food brought into the classroom for snacks and parties come from a commercial source. Items should be individually wrapped to avoid bare hand contact with the food. If the items are not individually wrapped, such as cookies or cupcakes from a bakery, an adult wearing disposable gloves must serve the food. To minimize classroom disruptions we do not deliver items, food, or messages to the classroom, or call students out of class. Coaches are expected to make the proper arrangements with parents and/or vendors for any team lunches during school hours.