North Marion Nutrition Services



    Welcome to North Marion School District

    Nutrition Services
    Good Nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
    The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn.  We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

    2016-2017 Meal Applications

    REMEMBER!!!  Meal applications must be completed each school year 
    Please note:  Students are responsible for meal payments until the application is approved
    Apply Online for 2016-2017
    Meal Applications are also available at:
    -  Free and Reduced Meals Tab on the left
    -  School or District Office
    -  School Cafes'
    -  Nutrition Services Office
    Contact Nutrition Services if you have any questions (503) 678-7108 
    Meal eligibility grace period for 2016-2017 ends on October 9, 2016

    News  from the  Director 

    Welcome back!!  Breakfast in the classroom was successfully implemented at both the Primary School and the Intermediate School for 2015-2016.  Breakfast in the classroom is served after the bell and at no charge to students.  Breakfast is important for students' long-term health and overall success in school.  Breakfast Before the Bell will be implemented this school year (2016-2017) for the Middle School and High School.  This program will provide breakfast to ALL Middle School and High School students at no charge.  All students will have the opportunity to visit their School Cafe before the first bell rings and grab a FREE breakfast to start their day.
    We have added new items to our Breakfast and Lunch menus at all of our schools and are excited at the increase in participation and the positive feedback we have been receiving from students, staff and parents.  I encourage any of our parents to swing by and meet me and to try some of our new menu items.
    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at our schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.  We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet their health and nutrition needs.
    The National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs are federally funded to assist schools in providing nutritious breakfasts and lunches to school children.  The programs provide meals that contain 1/3 of the student's Recommended Dietary Allowance of nutrients.  
    What's For Lunch?  How much does a meal cost?  We have an exciting new variety of menu items AND NEW foods to offer you this year.  See menus below.  
    September Menus:                          October Menus:
    K-5 Breakfast Menu   |  K-5 Lunch Menu                                
    6-8 Breakfast Menu  |  6-8 Lunch Menu                               
    9-12 Breakfast Menu  |  9-12 Lunch Menu                             
















    Milk only



    Reduced K-12



    Adult meal



     NOTE:  Lunch meal prices updated July 1, 2016

    Check your balance or make a deposit:

    Lori Gamboa
    Lori Gamboa
    Director of Nutrition Services
    Phone: 503-678-7108
    Fax: 503-678-1473
    Interested in working as a Substitute Cook for North Marion Nutrition Services?  Click here for more information.

    Want your kids to eat good food? Send Them to the School Cafeteria!
    There they’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat turkey products, high fiber breads and buns, reduced fat mayonnaise and salad dressing and lots of “oven baked’ products that were previously deep fried!  
    • Variety Bars are available daily at each North Marion School Cafeteria - featuring a rotating variety of fresh, canned and dried fruits and vegetables.
    • Tossed salads are fortified with fresh spinach leaves and are a daily staple at each variety bar.
    • Salad dressings, prepared mainly on campus, are made with low fat mayonnaise and skim milk.
    • Sandwiches, including hamburgers, are served on whole grain, high fiber bread…purchased from a company right here in Oregon that is dedicated to developing healthy food choices for Oregon’s school children.
    • Yes, we still serve pizza.  Our NEW pizza is prepared fresh from scratch daily on a delicious whole wheat crust with low fat, partially skim milk cheese and turkey pepperoni.
    • All milk served is either 1% or non-fat.

    Allergies & Special Diets

    Federal Child Nutrition regulations require participating school districts to offer to all participants’ breakfasts, lunches, after school snacks and milk that meet the meal requirements identified in the program regulations.

    Federal regulations further require schools to make substitutions to the standard meal requirements for students who are considered disabled and whose disability restricts their diet.

    Generally, participants with food allergies, intolerance or obese participants are not “disabled persons,” and school districts are not required to make substitutions for them.  However, if a physician assesses that food allergies may result in severe, life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic reactions) or the obesity is severe enough to substantially limit a major life activity, the participant may then meet the definition of “disabled person,” and the food service personnel must make the substitutions prescribed by the physician.

     A school district may, at its discretion, make substitutions for individual participants who are not “disabled persons” but are unable to consume a food item because of medical or other special dietary needs. North Marion School District Nutrition Services Department will supply a 100% juice to a non-disabled student as a courtesy to both student and parent IF there is a current note from the parent on file. PLEASE NOTE: Juice is not meant to be a nutritional equivalent to Milk.

    For forms and more information please click this link 

    North Marion Wellness Committee

    Students, Parents, Teachers and the general public are invited to participate in the district’s wellness committee meetings .  See Left column and  contact  Nurse Maribel for details.

    Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email:

    And Justice for All

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Last Modified on September 7, 2016