Nutrition Services

Through a partnership with Sodexo our schools provide students with healthy and nutritious meals to support their learning and growth.

School Menus & Nutritional Information 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

The 2022-23 application for free or reduced-price meals is now available online. To apply, go to You will need your student's 8-digit ID number for the online application.

Last year's applications have not expired yet. If your student received free or reduced-price meals last year, they will still be free through October 12, or until you submit a new application.


Community Eligibility Program (CEP)

CEP is a federal program in which all enrolled students at the listed schools below receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. This is not the same as being qualified for free meals; rather the student is not charged for their meals. Under CEP meals are free to enrolled students, but a la cart items remain full price. This includes milk for students who bring lunch from home - milk will still be $0.50.

For the 2022-23 school year these RSD schools will participate in CEP: 

Elementary & Pre-K Secondary & Choice

Early Learning Center
Badger Mountain
Jason Lee
Lewis & Clark
Marcus Whitman
William Wiley

Carmichael Middle School
Chief Joseph Middle School
Enterprise Middle School
River's Edge High School

Per federal regulation we cannot process free/reduced applications for CEP schools. The exception is if you also have RSD students who attend a non-CEP school.


Direct Certification 

If your family receives SNAP, TANF or Medicaid there is a chance your student automatically qualifies for free or reduced meals via Direct Certification. Notification letters were sent out via email when Direct Certification began on August 3. Families who are directly certified do not need to submit applications.

2022-23 Breakfast & Lunch Pricing

Meal Elementary Secondary Adult
Full Price Lunch $2.75 $3.25 $4.25
Reduced Price Lunch $0 $0 $0
Full Price Breakfast $1.50 $1.75 $2.75
Reduce Price Breakfast $0 $0 $0
Milk $0.50 $0.50 $0.50

Food Allergies & Substitutions

If your student has a medically-certified disability that requires a change or substitution to the posted menu, please fill out the Request For Special Dietary Accommodations form and provide to your school nurse.  The school nurse and RSD Director of Nutrition Services will review your form to make accommodations. A copy of this form will be kept with the school nurse, school kitchen and at the Nutrition Service Department office.  The school nurse may route it further if needed. 

All Request for Special Dietary Accommodation forms must include the signature of a state-recognized medical authority (state-licensed health care professionals authorized to write medical prescriptions under state law). These include health professionals with one of the following credentials:

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
  • Physician’s Assistant (PA) with prescriptive authority
  • Naturopathic Physician
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Request For Special Dietary Accommodation

View School Menus & More With So Happy

School menus and nutritional information for all Richland schools is now available on the FREE So Happy smartphone app from Sodexo. Families and students can personalize their app to highlight any food items served in school that may contain an allergen and calorie needs based on their activity level. 

Search for "So Happy" in Apple's App Store or Android's Google Play or click here to download directly to your device.

Dawn Trumbull
(509) 967-6116

Cathy Albertson
Assistant Director
(509) 967-6115

Wendy Marske
Field Supervisor
(509) 967-6126

Julie Soderquist
Lead Secretary
(509) 967-6114

Linda Dabling
(509) 967-6113