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Welcome letter from our director

Welcome letter 2021-2022


The mission of the Food and Nutrition Services Department is to alleviate child hunger in the community and increase student achievement by providing and promoting nutritionally balanced diets in a warm and friendly environment. user-friendly.

The Food and Nutrition Services program does not receive general fund support; the program works by balancing our budget through meal sales, à la carte sales, state / federal reimbursement and catering.

Who we are

Each of our 15 school kitchens is operated by highly trained staff, with food safety and customer service of the highest priority. These team members (often the parents of the district students themselves) receive and prepare food, check out cash, serve meals, and keep the kitchen clean.

The Central Kitchen, located in the heart of Hamlin Park, is manned by friendly office staff to answer all of your questions, accept payments, and process requests for free / discounted meals. Foodservice operations at the Central Kitchen are led by our Director, Jessica Jandayan (a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist), the Director of the Central Kitchen (an Executive Chef) and the Food Service Supervisor (also a Registered Dietitian).

What we do

At Shoreline School District Food and Nutrition Services, our team works together to develop healthy and appetizing meals for our students, often incorporating ideas gathered from students and parents.

Many of our foods are made from scratch using the best ingredients including low fat protein, whole grain pasta, fresh fruits and vegetables, local breads, and hormone free milk. Menus are analyzed and recipes adjusted to ensure they meet USDA nutritional guidelines for each age group in terms of calories, sodium, and saturated fat.

Salad bars (which include a source of vegan protein) are available daily at all grade levels. A vegetarian starter, in addition to the salad bar, is also on the menu every day. Choice and variety are important to students, so our menu is designed to offer options. Each day there are two entry options at the elementary level, 5-6 entry options available at the intermediate level and 7-8 entry options available at the secondary level.

Feeding our students to succeed in school and working alongside parents to develop healthy eating habits is teamwork. We value your feedback as we work to nurture healthy and successful Shoreline students!

To offer versus to serve

A breakfast is made up of 5 basic food components: milk, meat or meat substitute, vegetables, fruits and cereals. Students should select at least 3 of these components for a complete meal (of which 1 should be a vegetable or a fruit). A breakfast consists of 4 foods: milk, fruits / vegetables, 2 cereals (or 1 cereal and 1 meat / meat substitute). Students should select 3 of these items for a complete meal (of which 1 should be a vegetable or fruit).

District statistics

The Shoreline School District, which serves the communities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, has long been known for its quality schools and community involvement. Stretching literally from shore to shore – with Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east – the district just north of Seattle serves approximately 9,600 students with highly dedicated staff and a mission to help every student reach their full potential.


The production and service of nutritious, high-quality, economical meals that are acceptable and enjoyable to student customers is as much the primary function of school nutrition operations today as it was in 1946 when President Harry S. Truman signed the National School Lunch Act and said, “Nothing is more important in the life of our nation than the well-being of our children, and proper nutrition is paramount in achieving this well-being. “

Meeting the needs and wants of student clients and meeting USDA nutritional guidelines while maintaining a tax-healthy program is the goal and responsibility of the School Nutrition Program. For a more detailed history of national school lunch programs and national school breakfast programs, please watch this video.