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Child Nutrition Services

We develop and empower our students, employees, and families so that they can achieve excellence. We provide quality meals and nutrition education for students and families with great customer service.  We approach our work with teamwork and passion, cultivate an equitable framework, identify strengths and opportunities and value individual influences and aspiration. 

Special Activities

Display Tasting

This program is for middle and high school students and gives them opportunity to taste and learn about seasonal produce. During the spring and fall, the catering and nutrition education teams work together to provide a cooking demonstration of a featured recipe. This dish is prepared during lunch time and students have the opportunity to sample it.

Picnics

The catering team visits various school sites throughout the year and prepares hamburgers and hot dogs for students on their smoker trailer. This allows students and parents the opportunity to spend time together as they enjoy a picnic meal on the lawn.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

This program is for elementary students. It introduces new and unique fruits and vegetables to students. The fruit or vegetable of the day is prepared in the cafeteria and taken to students in their classrooms. Teachers pass it out to the students and provide them with a fun fact sheet about the produce.

Farm to Market

The child nutrition team hosts this field trip for third to fifth grade students. Children visit different stations that teach them how the foods they eat make it to the grocery stores. A few of the stations include:

  • An explanation of how milk is made, featuring a live dairy cow; 
  • Live plants that the students get to take home, showing different ways that food is grown;
  • Tours through a mobile grocery truck; and
  • A lesson on the beginning stages of a fruit forest. 
girl trying to milk wooden cow display.

Future Chef

The Future Chef Challenge is open to third through fifth grade students. Our team picks ten student finalists out of the hundreds of applications submitted. Those finalists come together at a designated school to prepare their meals. They are accompanied in the kitchen by knowledgeable cafe staff as well as the catering team. A panel of judges chooses the winner based on taste, nutritional value, and presentation.

student standing at a stove, mixing ingredients for her recipe.

Lucky Lunch Month

Lucky lunch month is a promotion at elementary schools. During the designated month, a sticker is placed on the bottom of a tray. The student who finds the sticker on the bottom of their tray wins a prize from the cafeteria manager. 

student sitting at a lunch table showing the bracelet she won for having the lucky lunch tray.

Healthy High School Challenge

This national event sponsored by Sodexo, encourages high school students to make healthy food choices. During the designated month, each high school earns points for every healthy meal, specific a la carte snacks, and specific beverages that are served. Prizes are awarded to high schools that earn the most points.

Sodexo Experience

Sodexo likes to celebrate our Team Tulsa employees who go out of their way to serve our students and schools.  This program is a great way to recognize those staff members or teams that are consistently going above and beyond. 

Do you know of a child nutrition team member who helped a student, participated in community service, volunteered, or has been involved in the community in any way? Fill out the form below to let us know!

Catering

Our child nutrition team offers catering to anyone in the Tulsa area. We cater all kinds of events such as PTA nights, meals for teachers, class reunions, etc. Take a look at our menu below and submit the form to place your order. 

grilled vegetables with a dipping sauce

Catering hours: Monday - Sunday
5:00am - 10:00pm

Contact us:
Dan Bauchmoyer 
918-407-2306
Zane Hale
918-288-3820

place an order

Breakfast

Continental breakfast 
assorted muffins, danish, orange juice, coffee & water
$2.15/person

Country breakfast
sausage links, scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, biscuits & gravy, orange juice, coffee & water
$5.75/person

Quiche breakfast
choice of spinach, mushroom & cheese or ham & cheese. Served with a fresh cut fruit tray, orange juice, coffee & water
$7.75/person

Omelet station
Made to order omelets with ham, mushroom, onion, spinach, bell pepper & cheddar cheese. Served with salsa, fresh cut fruit tray, orange juice, coffee & water.
Requires approval from catering director
$9/person (minimum of 12 guests)

Yogurt parfait bar
build your own yogurt parfait with granola and fresh berries
$4.50/person

Hot oatmeal with toppings bar
build your own oatmeal with pecans, cinnamon, brown sugar & dried fruit
$4.50/person

Hot breakfast sandwich
choice of ham, egg & cheese on english muffin or sausage biscuit
$3.15/person

Cinnamon rolls
$9/dozen

Assorted danish
$9/dozen

Assorted muffins
$9/dozen

Hot Entrees

All of our entrees come with dinner rolls, dessert and your choice of iced tea, lemonade or water, unless otherwise stated.

Crispy orange chicken
Crispy popcorn chicken with red & green pepper, onion, steamed white rice & sweet orange sauce.
Choice of one side.
$9/person

Roasted pork loin with apricot glaze
Herb rubbed & roasted pork loin dressed with a sweet apricot glaze.
Choice of two sides
$8/person

Pasta carbonara
Rich cream sauce with crumbled bacon , onions & garlic over penne. 
Choice of one side. 
$8/person
Add chicken for $1.25/person

Poppyseed chicken
Creamy diced chicken casserole with cracker & poppy seed topping.
Choice of two sides
$8.25/person

Chicken florentine pasta
Grilled chicken strips & linguine tossed in creamy spinach sauce.
Choice of one side
$9/person

Roasted sliced turkey
Oven roasted turkey breast with gravy.
Choice of two sides
$8/person

BBQ pulled pork
Slow cooked pork simmered in BBQ sauce.
Choice of two sides
$8/person

Spaghetti Bolognese
Traditional beef sauce with seasoned spaghetti.
Comes with garlic bread & lemonade only.
$4.25/person

Lunch Boxes

Salads come with two cookies, dressing, crackers, fresh fruit cup, and a choice of soft drink or bottled water. Sandwich and wrap boxes come with chips, two cookies, fresh fruit cup, condiments, and a choice of soft drink or bottled water.

Chef salad
Chopped ham, turkey, hard boiled egg, cucumber, tomato, shredded cheese on romaine blend.
$6.85/each 

Caesar salad
Served with Caesar dressing.
$6.85/each
Add chicken for $1.25/person

Chicken strip salad
Romaine blend with crispy chicken tenders, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, & croutons.
$6.85/each

Southwest chicken salad
Romaine blend with grilled chicken strips, corn & black bean salsa, tomato, shredded cheese, tortilla strips with chipotle ranch dressing.
$7/each

Cobb salad
Crumbled bacon, diced chicken, tomato, cucumber, hard boiled egg, with croutons & blue cheese dressing on romaine blend.
$7/each

Strawberry spring salad
Spring & romaine mix with candied pecans, sliced strawberries, crumbled feta & poppyseed dressing.
$7/each
Add chicken for $1.25/person

Sesame mandarin chicken salad
Spinach & romaine mix with mandarin oranges, grilled chicken strips, sliced almonds, chow mein noodles, & sesame dressing.
$6.85/each

Deli croissant stack
Ham, turkey, sliced cheddar, lettuce, & tomato on a croissant.
$7.50/each

Ranch chicken strip wrap
Flour tortilla with shredded lettuce, crispy chicken tenders, diced tomato, shredded cheese & ranch dressing.
$7.50/each

Haven deli sandwich
Ham or turkey, sliced American cheese, with lettuce & tomato on sliced white or wheat bread.
$6.50/each

Roasted vegetable vegetarian wrap
Flour tortilla with avocado, spinach, shredded cheese, with roasted red peppers, mushrooms, & tomatoes & chipotle mayo.
$7/each

Buffet Trays

Fresh fruit tray
Display tray with fresh cut honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberry, & red grapes.
small $26 - serves 15
medium $39 - serves 25
large $61 - serves 50

Fresh vegetable tray
Display tray with crisp baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, & celery sticks. Served with Ranch dip.
small $20 - serves 15
medium $31 - serves 25
large $43 - serves 50

Savory cheese tray
Display tray with cubes of baby swiss, pepper jack, & cheddar cheese. Comes with assorted crackers.
small $34 - serves 15
medium $50 - serves 25
large $65 - serves 50

Hearty meat tray
Display tray of sliced ham, roast turkey, salami, and roast beef. Served with assorted crackers.
small $45 - serves 15
medium $70 - serves 25
large $86 - serves 50

Ala Carte

Large pizza
Original crust. One topping choice of sausage, pepperoni, cheese.
Supreme is topped with pepperoni, sausage, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, and black olives.
one topping $9
supreme $11

Pinwheels
Choice of ham & cheese or vegetable & cheese.
$14/dozen

Granola yogurt parfait cup
Vanilla yogurt with granola & fresh berries.
$3/each

Fresh fruit cup
Mix of honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, pineapple, & red grapes.
$1.75/each

Chips
Individually packaged
$1/each

Granola bar
Individually packaged
$1/each

Pretzels
Individually packaged
$1/each

Cheddar crackers
Individually packaged
$1/each

Trail mix
$1.25/person

Original potato chips w/ranch dip
$1.25/person

Tortilla chips & salsa
$1.25/person

Desserts

Assorted cookies
$4/dozen

Fudge brownies
$5.25/dozen

Lemon bars
$5.25/dozen

Fruit cobbler
Cherry or peach filling sandwiched between flaky pastry dough and baked.
$18/each - serves 15 

Fruit crisp
Apple or mixed berry filling topped with sweet cinnamon spiced granola and baked.
$18/each - serves 15 

Decorated sheet cake
Choice of white, chocolate, or half and half. Icing choice of butter creme or whipped topping.
Include cake colors and texts in comments section of order form.
$50/half-size - serves 40
$110/full-size - serves 80

Beverages

Coffee
Decaf and/or Regular House Blend.
airpot $4.75 - serves 10 
small urn $15.25 - serves 50
large urn $24 - serves 100

Hot tea
Black and Green Tea Bags served with hot water
airpot $4.75

Citrus punch
A blend of citrus soda with orange and lemon
$8/gallon

Orange juice
$8/gallon

Milk
$.39/8 oz. carton

Iced tea
$4.50/gallon

Lemonade
$5.50/gallon

Fruit punch
$5.50/gallon

Filtered water
$2.25/gallon

Bottled water
$1/each

Assorted canned soda
Coke Products
$1/each

Recipes

Country breakfast taco

4 servings
preparation time: 10 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

 eggs
3 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp. oil
4 pre-formed hash brown patties
1/2 cup shredded american cheese
4 8" flour tortillas
salt & pepper, to taste

taco with hash brown, eggs and cheese on a black plate with a white napkin and a side of salsa.

prepare

  1. Follow package directions for hash brown patties and keep warm.
  2. While the hash are cooking, crack eggs on a flat surface into a medium bowl. Add milk, salt, and pepper to the eggs, whisk briskly.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add eggs, and gently agitate in the pan with a heat resistant spatula. Cook until there is barely any liquid visible in the eggs. Turn off the heat, allowing the eggs to cook a little more in the hot pan.
  4. Lay a paper towel onto a microwave safe plate and spritz with water lightly. Add one tortilla over paper towel and repeat process until all tortillas have been stacked on the plate. 
  5. Heat in the microwave for about 13 seconds at a time, checking the center for them to be warm and pliable.
  6. To assemble, place one tortillas on a plate. Lay one hash brown patty on one side of the tortilla. Spoon about 2 oz. of scrambled egg onto the patty, and then top with a 1/8 cup of shredded cheese. Fold other side of tortilla over filling. 

Serve and Enjoy!

Do you sponsor a summer camp, neighborhood play and learn group, or community or church activity program that needs assistance with meals?

Submit an application to become a site that provides meals to children during the summer!

Contact Us

Main office
8934 E. Latimer St.
Tulsa, OK 74115
918-833-8670
cns@tulsaschools.org

Tammy Christman
Claims Analyst
918-833-8674
christa@tulsaschools.org

Taylor Horn-Speck
Nutrition Educator
918-833-8695
hornsta@tulsaschools.org

Julie Wilson
Training Manager
918-833-8683
wilsoju3@tulsaschools.org

Heather Steele
Community Outreach Coordinator
Office: 918-833-8669
steelehe@tulsaschools.org

smiling kids at lunch table in cafeteria
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