OGDEN – Ogden School District’s summer lunch program has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recognized 84 summer meal sponsors and awarded them with Turnip the Beet! Awards. For the 2021 program year, 14 sponsors qualified for a gold award; 54 qualified for a silver award; and 16 qualified for a bronze award. Ogden School District was one of two silver award winners from Utah – the second award was given to Tooele School District.
Ogden School District was nominated and then given a score by the FNS. Winners of the award must provide appetizing, appealing, and nutritious meals. Categories in the scoring process include:
- Age-appropriate meals
- Nutrition-based activities
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Amount of whole grain foods
Summer meals supports students’ health, even when they no longer have access to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Ogden School District provides both breakfast and lunch for children under 18 Monday through Friday during the summer months. This meal program has been available to students since 1984 and positively impacts the development of our students.
In summer 2022, Ogden School District will continue its efforts to serve our community. This year’s services will be provided June 6 – July 29.
Program sites are:
- Ben Lomond High School
- Bonneville Elementary
- Lincoln Elementary
- Monroe Park
- New Bridge Elementary
- Odyssey Elementary
- Ogden High School
- West Ogden Park
- 4th Street Park
Breakfast will be served at school sites from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Lunch will be served at school sites from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
For more information about the meal program visit: https://www.osdmeals.org/
About Ogden School District
Ogden School District serves the city of Ogden, educating approximately 11,000 students. The district has a tradition of academic excellence enhanced by the values of a culturally rich and diverse community. Roughly 55% of Ogden students are ethnic minorities and approximately 75% come from low-income families.
For more information visit: https://www.ogdensd.org/