Park City School District
There are seven public schools in the Park City School District including four elementary schools, middle school, junior high, and high school. Each school has cooking facilities that cater to the particular tastes and nutritional needs of its student’s age group.
Affectionately called the “Lunch Ladies” and “Lunch Dudes”, these hard-working individuals prepare and serve meals at each of the schools.
The Park City School Nutrition Program operates as a financially independent branch within the school district. As such, no Park City tax dollars help to fund the program. Rather it is self-funded through food sales with federal and state subsidies.
Kids in the Park City school district are provided the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch throughout their student career at the seven public schools in the district.
Government vs. Local
School lunches must meet USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines to be considered reimbursable by government funds. In Park City, decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities Child Nutrition Services. RJ Owen, Director of Child Nutrition Services in the Park City School District, has the honor and challenge of balancing these rules and regulations with the desires of Park City students and the surrounding community.