NTPS Food & Nutrition Services

  • logo The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended a waiver that will allow us to serve free meals to all students enrolled in in-person learning through June, 2022.

    HOWEVER, families are still encouraged to submit a new application for free or reduced price meals for SY 2021-2022.  Click here to apply.

    Regular meal service is coming this fall, but challenges with food supply and delivery may cause posted menus to change with little notice. Despite challenges, we are excited to feed all students at no charge this year. Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support.

    Welcome to North Thurston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services department! We are committed to providing delicious, high quality, nutritious meals to the growing bodies and minds of students.  We serve over 2,200 breakfast and 7,500 lunches each day to students. Breakfast and lunch are available at all school locations.

    Research shows there is a crucial relationship between good nutrition and positive academic performance. NTPS strives to provide quality meals at affordable prices to promote learning readiness and healthy eating behaviors. NTPS participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Monthly menus are planned by a Registered Dietitian to meet USDA specifications based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

State Recognition

  • State of Washington Extra Mile Award

    Child Nutrition Services Staff and Program Operators are winners of the 2021 Washington State Extra Mile Award. Thank you to our fantastic NTPS Food & Nutrition Staff for their exceptional work keeping students fed with nutritious meals during the pandemic! Read more about the award >>

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, fill it out online, at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email. Individuals who are deaf, hard or hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

We Need Food Service Substitutes!

  • We are urgently hiring substitute cook helpers!

    Food & Nutrition Services has immediate openings for cook helper subs. Work while your students are in school! Flexible schedules, plus the opportunity to meet and work with the amazing students of NTPS.


    Apply today!


    Food service workers assembling salads in a school kitchen

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