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Nutrition Services

Laina Fullum

Laina Fullum,

Vision: For all children of Columbia Public Schools to be of optimal health.

Mission Statement: All students and staff of Columbia Public Schools will have access to fresh, flavorful, and nutritious meals daily while promoting local sustainability.


Internet Meal Payment

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Click on the image at left to access the system. Sign up now for easy deposits later.

Price lists

Breakfast and lunch procedures

Refunds of $10 or less can only be obtained in person at 1818 West Worley Street, Columbia.

Free and Reduced-price Meal Application and Lunch Deposit Form

2014-15 free and reduced-price meal application | Language translation

Sharing information with other programs release form

Lunch deposit form

MOHealth insurance inquiry


English application
Spanish application

E-mail us


Elementary - Summer School
Secondary - Summer School

Nutrition value of menus - Elementary
Nutrition value of menus - Secondary

Nutrition labels

District Wellness Policy


Missouri Eat Smart Guidelines


Food Allergy Form

Food Allergy Info

Food Safety Program

Healthy Suggestions

Healthy Fundraising Ideas

Healthy School Party/Snack Foods

Keeping Healthy Snacks at School Safe


Ask the Dietitian
Your nutrition and wellness questions answered by our in-house expert!

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

Nutrition Education Classes Offered

Nutrition Services Newsletter and Class Request Form

Additional Nutrition Resources
SmartSnackSummary Chart of Smart Snacks

Smart Snacks Webinar

Smart Snacks Flyer

Smart Snack Compliant Fundraiser Ideas

United Way Lunch for Learning Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child has a food allergy?
Columbia Public Schools will offer food substitutions to students that have food allergy documentation from a medical professional. Provide the school nurse with allergy information on your child. Food allergy information is entered into our computer lunch program and carries over from one year to the next.

Is breakfast available?
Breakfast is available at all schools in the Columbia Public School District. Breakfast at secondary schools begins at 7:30 a.m. and elementary school breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.

How do I pay for my child's lunch?
The Nutrition Services department uses a computerized system that allows parents to prepay any amount into their child's account. Parents may set up accounts with MySchoolBucks and may use a debit or credit cards to prepay. As the student purchases food, money is deducted from the account. Elementary students will receive reminder notices when their accounts are running low. Click the image in the Internet Meal Payment box for more information on this payment system. Students may still use cash to purchase lunch if they choose.

How do I find out what is for lunch each day?
Elementary students receive monthly menus from school. See the Menus box at left for elementary and secondary monthly menus, as well as pictures of elementary menus.

What if I want my child to purchase only meals and no a la carte foods?
Our computerized program allows parents to restrict or limit a la carte items. Just notify the Nutrition Services staff at the school your child attends.

Columbia Public Schools
Nutrition Services
1818 West Worley Street
Columbia, MO 65203

Director: Ms. Laina Fullum
Supervisor: Ms. Karla Adeshakin
Supervisor: Ms. Betty Buchheit
Supervisor: Ms. Janie Garrett

Phone: (573) 214-3480
Fax: (573) 214-3425

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