Elementary Food Bar

Nutrition Services

The primary goal of Byron Center Public Schools Nutrition Services Department is to provide students and adults with delicious, well-balanced breakfast and lunch options in a safe, cheerful, and caring atmosphere. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. 


Byron Center Public Schools operates within the guidelines of the USDA National School Meals Program.  The Nutrition Services program is self-funding, which means we operate within a planned food service budget and do not use any general fund monies from the district.

BCPS Nutrition Services provides breakfast and lunch following meal patterns required by  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Items from each food group on USDA's My Plate, including plentiful, locally-grown fresh vegetable and fruit choices are offered daily to entice the many different tastes of our students. 

What can my child expect at mealtime?  Meals are priced as a combo which includes a protein item, whole grain item, 100% fruit juice, fresh or canned fruit in juice, green salad and other fresh vegetables, and milk.  To receive combo meal pricing and so BCPS receives much needed federal reimbursement monies for the meal your child should:

  • choose at least one serving of fresh vegetables, fruits, or fruit juice
  • choose at least two more food items from the menu, such as:

o   a protein item (i.e. chicken, hamburger) or protein alternate (i.e. yogurt, cheese)

o   a whole grain item (i.e. dinner roll, bun, pizza crust)

o   1% white milk or fat-free chocolate milk (provided by Country Dairy in New Era)

Eating foods from each of the food groups is the only way to ensure students are receiving all essential nutrients. 

Eat your colors every day!


Kerri Saltzgaber - Nutrition Services Director
8542 Byron Center Avenue SW
Byron Center, MI 49315       Email:  ksaltzgaber@bcpsk12.net
Phone 616. 878.6100    FAX 616.878.6120