• Alert:

    NEW: Free Meal Waiver Set to Expire in June 2022

    Child Nutrition waivers implemented by the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to expire this summer. One of the most important waivers was the Seamless Summer Food Program (SSO), which provided all students with free meals, regardless of income status. This waiver is set to expire on June 30, 2022. An extension is possible, but not likely. Please be aware that upon expiration of this waiver, meals will no longer be free to all families. Free and Reduced price meal applications will need to be completed in order to qualify for such meals.  The applications will be available to fill out after July 1, 2022.

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Food Services

Jennie Miller
Food Service Supervisor


Northern Bedford County School District Food & Nutrition Services

Jennie Miller, Food Service Director
152 NBC Drive, Loysburg, PA 16659

Dear Student & Parents/Guardians:

We look forward to serving you in the school cafeteria!  This webpage contains a lot of information to help you take full advantage of our programs.

School Breakfast and Lunch are proven healthy choices.  It is well documented that students who eat meals through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program consume 3 times as many dairy products, twice as much fruit, and seven times the vegetable amounts compared to meals that were brought from home.  The research also concludes that school meals are lower in fat and provide more nutrients and more variety than meals brought from home.

Northern Bedford school cafeterias are meeting tough federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. 

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.  School meals are required to meet the following standards:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk
  • Whole grains
  • And less sodium

Please contact the food service office directly if your child requires any medically necessary accommodations due to a food allergy or intolerance.  A medical form for special dietary needs is located on the left hand column of this page.

Our meals will be offered free to all students for the 2021/2022 school year.  We are still asking parents/guardians to complete our meal benefit application to ensure continued funding to support our entire school.  It is about more than just free meals:  it helps verify P-EBT eligibility, increases funding to support students’ access to top-notch education, provides discounts for fees associated with college applications and for SAT, ACT & AP test, and provides additional funding for internet access & wireless service.  To get started, visit:  www.schoolcafe.com.

We make daily efforts to address the nutritional needs of our customers.  Our meals provide less than 10% from saturated fat, 1/3 of the recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.  We offer whole grains, low fat dairy choices, and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Offering healthy choices is easy; however, getting our customers to eat them is our greatest challenge!  Please help us by encouraging healthy lifestyles at home and in the classrooms.  Together, we can help students learn to make healthier choices that will last a lifetime.

Healthy Regards,

Jennie Miller
Food Service Director