BUSD students are served nutritious, organic, locally-grown, humane, freshly-prepared meals in the cafeteria, and are educated about their food choices and the impact those choices have on their health, their community and the environment.
What We Do
Breakfasts a Day
Lunches a Day
Spent on Local Food
Sourcing Locally Whenever Possible
Supporting local food creates important economic opportunities for farmers, provides health benefits to our students and helps to reduce our environmental impact. We are happy to be supporting:
By cooking with fresh, whole ingredients, BUSD can provide delicious, nutritious meals that directly combat diet-related medical problems.
Salad Bar Every Day
We know our students eat more fruits and vegetables when they have a variety of choices, such as those provided in a self-serve salad bar. Helping children develop good eating habits early in life helps maximize academic performance and promotes wellness throughout their lives.
Bulk Milk From Straus Family Creamery
Milk cartons make up a large portion of a school’s lunch trash volume. Cartons, along with milk waste, have long been an area of concern. That’s why our program chose to transition to bulk milk dispensers.
These dispensers hold milk at a consistent, chilled temperature that naturally improves its taste and flavor. Studies have shown that bulk milk dispensers increase milk consumption compared to traditional cartons, save costs, and decrease waste.
Center for Good Food Purchasing