<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Food Service Program


Supervisor- Michelle Perkins
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Okeechobee County School Food Service
"Achieving Excellence One Meal at a Time"


Our Goal - "Serving Excellence"


Our Vision - "To support to the education of the children of our district by adhering to the district's mission of Achieving Excellence and to accomplish this by providing all students, faculty and staff well-prepared, nutritious foods in a clean, friendly environment every school day!"


Welcome To a New School Year !!!!!

The Food Service Department of Okeechobee County School District extends a warm welcome to all students who are new to Okeechobee and those who are returning for the 2008-2009 school year!  We wish each of you a very successful school year.

The Food Service Department shares the District mission of “Achieving Excellence”.  We plan to meet our commitment to an efficient and effective food service program by providing all students with nutritious, high quality meals that will enhance their ability to learn and be successful in school.

The Food Service Program serves over 6,800 meals and snacks to students daily.  All foods are prepared fresh at each school daily.  All vegetables are steamed and all fruit is either fresh or canned in natural juice.  All of the juices served contain 100% fruit juice.  Milk choices consist of three flavor choices of low fat (1%) milk – plain white, low fat (0.5%) strawberry flavored or low fat (0.5%) chocolate flavored.


School Breakfast Information
Student Price: $.75 paid,
$.30 reduced*, free* (*if qualified)
No advance registration necessary! All students are welcome every day!
Check with your child’s school for Breakfast start times.


School Site Managers

Assistant Manager
Okeechobee Freshman Campus Diane Saunders Jackie Blakeney 462-5127
Central Elementay School Elaine Nash Cheryl Farley 462-5084
Okeechobee High School Julie Bass Jean Denisuk 462-5046
South Elementary School Juanita Gant Michele Hoansheldt 462-5303
New Endeavor High School Rhonda Moore Jessina Clements 462-5086
Yearling Middle School Gwen Faulkner Janice Crowley 462-5060
North Elementary School S. Yvonne Aragon Evelyn Rumbaugh 462-5102
Everglades Elementary School Hilda Castillo Rosemarie Wharin 462-5115
Seminole Elementary School Ellen Simmons Vivian Patrick 462-5122
Osceola Middle School Rebecca Smith Patricia Schwartz 462-5320

Food Service Office Personnel

Food Service Bookkeeper - Faye Maguire
Quality Assurance Manager-at-Large - Jamie Bigford
Food Service Secretary - Christine Roberts

The Food Guide Pyramid is one way for people to understand how to eat healthy. A rainbow of colored, vertical stripes represents the five food groups plus fats and oils. Here's what the colors stand for:

  • orange - grains
  • green - vegetables
  • red - fruits
  • yellow - fats and oils
  • blue - milk and dairy products
  • purple - meat, beans, fish, and nuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed the pyramid in spring 2005 because they wanted to do a better job of telling Americans how to be healthy. The agency later released a special version for kids. Notice the girl climbing the staircase up the side of the pyramid? That's a way of showing kids how important it is to exercise and be active every day. In other words, play a lot! The steps are also a way of saying that you can make changes little by little to be healthier. One step at a time, get it?



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