Child Nutrition Services

All students in the Buckeye Elementary School District eat breakfast and lunch at no cost to you!

Buckeye Elementary School District (BESD) will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, all BESD schools implementing Provision 2 will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of Provision 2 for school year 2020/2021. Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee but will be required to submit a household application for the base year. 


We are committed to providing every student in our school community with all the tools they need to succeed, including nutritious meals that everyone can enjoy together. That is why we are excited to announce that again this year, we are using a new school meal program option to offer school breakfast and lunch every day to all students at no charge.

It is important that every child participate in our universal meal program because…

Part of what makes a great school culture is everyone sharing the same meal together.

  • When all of our students are eating the same meals together, our cafeteria will become a place to learn more about new foods together, make healthy choices, and fuel up for learning and play.

Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your school and your community.

  • The more students who participate in school lunch and breakfast, the more money our school receives in federal reimbursement for meals served. More money coming into our meal program allows us to purchase more fresh and nutritious foods, while securing the financial stability of our school meal program.

Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your family.

  • Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps provide nutritious food for your children at school so they can concentrate better and learn more, and saves you valuable time and money at home.

The Arizona Department of Education is dedicated to helping fight obesity and its risk factors.  The new Nutrition Standards are to assist schools, parents, and communities provide a model of healthy living.

For more information please go to or call the Department of Education – Health and Nutrition Services at (602) 542-8700.

Child Nutrition Services contact information:

Jason Woods
(623) 925-3421

Lucia Guerra
Food Service Field Supervisor
(623) 925-3423

Nicole Boydston
Food Service Buyer
(623) 925-3422

Food Services Contact Information – in PDF

Breakfast in the Classroom Program    

Breakfast in the Classroom will expand to all seven of our campuses at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Breakfast In The Classroom is an opportunity for all students to eat breakfast with their classmates in the classroom at NO COST TO YOU. The new program replaces the breakfast service, so the cafeteria is not open for breakfast.



USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Food Allergies – Medical Dietary Form

Nutrition Websites for Kids

5 a Day Color the Way

Dole 5 a Day


Nutrition Explorations

Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls