Food Service

Kent City Nutrition Services

The very heart of what we do each day is Service. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve your families’ school meal needs and strive to serve delicious, well-balanced meals in a safe, cheerful and caring atmosphere.

The Kent City School District participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP) and federally funded After School Snack Program (CACFP) & Summer Lunch Program (SLP). This allows us to serve breakfast, lunch and snack at each school daily and food during the summer break.

Kent City is excited to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students starting this new school year thanks to the Michigan Healthy School Meals Program! Even though meals will be provided for free, it is important for families to continue sharing household income information in order for our schools to receive full access to federal and state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.  

As a household, you are responsible for completing the Education Benefits Form. Without this information, our district could lose important state funding for educational programs that students are entitled to. You can find this form at Through this link, you will fill out this form and deposit money to your child’s account for ala carte purchases. This site can be found on our website under the Food Service link.  Education Benefits Forms are also used in determining P-EBT payments, fee waivers and Title I funding for the school. Online is the safest and quickest way to fill out the form.  Paper forms will be available in each building’s office. All Education Benefits Forms are confidential.
You only need to fill out one form per family. 

Safety remains our top priority. Students, staff and parents can have peace of mind knowing that our plans are rooted in the most stringent health and safety practice aligned with federal and state regulations, along with local health department recommendations.  We are proud to share that all Nutrition Services staff are ServSafe certified.

Following is a description of how our program runs:
Every student has a food service account upon enrollment even if they do not purchase school meals. Their account number is their School Student ID number. The food and beverages we serve at both schools meet the state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines and Smart Snack guidelines.

  • The daily breakfast serve consists of at least 3 to 4 components and a student must choose at least 3 components, one of which must be a fruit for it to be charged as a meal.
  • The daily lunch serve consists of 5 components and a student must choose at least 3 components, one of which must be a fruit or a vegetable.
  • The snack serve is a unitized serve and two components must be taken.

Medical disability forms for meal substitutions or replacement are required to be filled out and signed by a Physician each school year. Please see the link for a form or copies are available in the Nutrition Services Office.

If you would like to join our School Wellness Committee, please contact Beth Ohman or Will Lepech.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving your child this school year.


Beth Ohman, Food Service Director or 616-678-4214 x 2105