Welcome to School Nutrition Services
Linking good nutrition and academic success
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The Food and Nutrition Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to students' health, well being, and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
The Wilson County Child Nutrition Program takes pride in being a highly trained, dedicated and professional team whose mission is to courteously serve well-prepared nutritious meals to enhance the health of the student body. We will accomplish our mission through our values of teamwork, customer service and continuous improvement.
The health and safety of the 10,900 children we serve every day in our child nutrition program is of the utmost importance to us. Our ultimate vision is 100% program participation by more than 12,000 Wilson County students. Thank you to those that support our program.
We look forward each and every day to having the opportunity to serve your child!
Did You Know?
- All Wilson County School students received breakfast and lunch at "no cost".
- We employ over 100 food service professionals.
- All of our employees take a required annual sanitation and safety training.
- All of our School Nutrition Managers are Serv-Safe certified.
- All of our School Nutrition Managers have been trained through the NC K-12 Culinary Institute
- We are a self-supporting program. The only funds we receive are from our customers (students and adults) and a small refund for each reimbursable meal served from the federal government.
- Our programs are administered and menus planned by professionally trained culinary and nutrition professionals.
The School Nutrition Program follows USDA guidelines. The USDA provides reimbursement for student meal participation, USDA commodity foods received (about 20% of foods used) and revenue from supplemental sales. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
We are proud that our school cafeterias consistently achieve high health inspection scores. To see a list, click School Cafeteria Health Scores. Did you know that health scores are based not only on the kitchen area, but also common areas that are close in proximity to the cafeteria like the bathrooms and dumpsters? School Nutrition Services would like to thank the custodial staff who provide assistance in these areas. The cafeterias are now being inspected by the newly adopted FDA 2009 Food Code. Managers no longer receive 2 bonus points for having a recognized food safety certification.
Special Dietary Needs
Opportunity for Bids
Wilson County Schools' School Nutrition Department is currently soliciting bids for the following:
Fluid Milk- Opening on April 28,2021 at 10:00am
Grocery Distributor- Opening on May 11, 2021 at 8:30am
Produce- Opening on May 11, 2021 at 8:30am
Interested Vendors may submit sealed bids in person at: 519 Ward Blvd. Bldg 7A, Wilson NC 27895 or by mail, clearly marked "Sealed Bid for ____" to: PO Box 3878 Wilson NC 27893
Please contact Mary-Catherine Talton, SNS, School Nutrition Director at 252-399-7849 for complete specifications and bid requirements.