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Welcome to Nutrition Services!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.  All snacks are "Smart Snack" approved according to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 guidelines.


Meals Available for Pick Up for Virtual Learners for 2021-2022 School Year

Food Services will be offering meals for pick up for any students who are registered as virtual learners and not attending school in person.  We request that you complete the order form on our website each week, so that we can have your meals ready for pick up.  If you have students who attend different schools within the district, then you may choose one location to pick up meals for all of them.  Meals may be picked up on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the locations listed below beginning August 9th and ending May 24th (last day).  


Anderson High School (Door #3 ~ ring bell)

Anderson Elementary (Door #16)

Anderson Intermediate (Door #4)

Eastside Elementary (Door #8)

Edgewood Elementary (Outside Main Entrance)

Erskine (Door #5)

Highland Middle School (Door #4)

Valley Grove Elementary (Back Side of School)

Tenth Street Elementary (Door #6)


Order Form for Meal Pick Up for Virtual Learners:


2021-2022 School Year:

Anderson Community Schools will continue its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  All students will receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch free of charge. *This year breakfast will be grab & go style, while lunch will be served in the cafeteria. 

Breakfast is offered at all school locations and will be served at the following times:

Anderson Elementary:  8:45 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Anderson High School:  7:10 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Anderson Intermediate:  8:35 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Compass:  7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

D-26:  7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Eastside Elementary:  8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Edgewood Elementary:  8:35 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Erskine Elementary:  8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Highland Middle School:  7:10 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.

Southview Preschool:  9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Tenth St. Elementary:  8:40 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Valley Grove Elementary:  8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


A la carte will be sold at the elementary level with a 2 maximum snack allowance.   Secondary Schools will offer the same a la carte options as in the past. 

There will be a no charge policy in place.  Any extra food items beyond the standard lunch must be purchased, including all a la carte options.  A child bringing their lunch and not participating in the meal program must purchase their milk at a cost of $.50.

Prepaid accounts are back!!  We are pleased to announce that we will continue using prepaid accounts for the 2021-2022 school year.  Visit the "Prepay Options" section of our website to learn how you can add money to your student's lunch account.  

We look forward to seeing you in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch each day!


A La Carte Pricing

Snack items at elementary schools are $0.75 with the exception of the mini Rice Krispies treat, which remains $0.25.  Small bottled water is $0.50 and large bottled water (16.9 oz.) is $1.00.  Prices for specific snack and beverage items at the middle school and high school are posted in the cafeteria.     

*Due to the National coin shortage, we are unable to give change for a la carte purchases at this time.  Any remaining money will go on the student's lunch account and can be used for a future purchase.  Thank you for your understanding!


Community Resources for Families

  • FSSA provides a map that is designed to help families find available food resources near them. Click here to access the Food Assistance Availability Map.
  • Feeding Indiana has an online resource that helps families find food banks that are in their area. Click here to access this resource.
  • FoodFinder is a web and mobile app that helps you find your closest free food bank based on your location. Click here for a printable poster.