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Food Service Operations

New Federal Nutrition Standards for school meals ensure that meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students with the nutrition they need to succeed at school.

Breakfast is served only at Goldendale Primary School but all grades K-12 are welcome to eat at this location at 7:45 a.m. each morning. Deposits to student lunch accounts are to be made at the school office.

School meals offer students fat-free or 1% milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains. Bread products are whole wheat or whole grain. There are limits on portion sizes, sodium and saturated fat. Lunches meet additional standards requiring age appropriate calorie limits, larger servings of vegetables (one serving of produce is required), vegetables including dark green and red/orange, legumes and more whole grains.

The Food Service Department operates with revenues from daily meal sales, state & federal resources and local levy funding. Julie Metz, Head Cook, prepares all school menus and Ruth Faulconer, Food Services Director oversees the operations of the three school cafeterias including safety matters and health department requirements.


Along with Mrs. Metz, Nora Wynhoff and Tiffany Quantrell assist with meal preparation for our primary school students. Ruth Faulconer, Gretchen Nunn and Holly Osborn prepare meals at the middle school. At our high school, Jackie Dumolt and Kathyjo Randall offer a fresh salad bar every day with a variety of fruits and vegetables to accompany a choice of a main entrée.