Nutrition Services

The Bettendorf Community Schools offer well-balanced and nutritious meals to the students each day.

Support Lunch Accounts for Students in Need
You can donate funds to help students with negative lunch accounts. The funds go into a Negative Lunch Balance Account to allow money to be added the accounts of students in need. Contact Kayla Leu at (563) 359-3681 or kleu@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Diet Modification Form | Meal Charges | Nutrition Standards | Smart Snack | Wellness Policy

Safe Snacks
Parent Letter |Daily/Celebration Snack List Updated 9-1-18| Celebration Order Form

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School Menus & Nutrition Information
Alternate Lunch Option Starts September 1

Student Fee Waiver | Free & Reduced Application | Instructions | Frequently Asked Questions

The Free & Reduced Application is online as well. Access the application through your Parent Portal account. In the left menu bar, select Applications/Forms and then Meals Benefits Application. When completing the application for free or reduced lunch, applicants will be able to select “permission to share” for the Student Fee Waiver which requests consideration for other discounted fees, such as busing and student fees.

Kayla Leu

Director of School Nutrition
(563) 359-3681, ext. 3041

It is well known that students perform better and feel better if good nutrition and consistent eating patterns are a routine part of their day. School nutrition services plays an important role in the educational curriculum as it sets a good example for healthy eating habits and introduces new foods. School breakfast and lunch provides 1/3 of a student's daily nutritional requirements with each meal. It allows for broad food preferences and cultural, ethnic and religious food practices.

2018-2019 PRICES


Bettendorf Middle School | Bettendorf High School


Students - $1.70
Reduced Student Breakfast - $.30
Adults & Visitors (of any age) - $2


Elementary - $2.50

Middle School - $2.75

  • $2.90 - Pizza lunch from vendor
  • $3.70 - Chick-fill-A sandwich (Tuesdays)
  • The Ala Carte Area is not open on Early Release days at Middle School.

High School - $2.75

  • $2.90 - Pizza lunch from vendor
  • $3.40 - Chicken meal or boxed pizza
  • $3.70 - Chick-fill-A sandwich (Tuesdays)

Reduced Student Lunch - $.40
Beverage - $.50
Adults - $3.75
Visiting siblings - $3.75

Online Payment of Breakfast/Lunch Accounts


The Bettendorf Community School District Nutrition Services Department has an online management system to streamline operations for staff and offer greater conveniences for parents. In the online management system parents can deposit money, as well as track food purchases and account balances. In fact, guardians will have access to their students' meal selections in real time, as well as be able to establish daily spending limits. Learn more about PaySchools | Link to PaySchools

Negative Account Balances

If a student has a negative balance of $10 or more, they will be offered all items on the daily menu except for the main entrée. The items available to students will be fruits, vegetables, milk and any other side items offered that day. Students in high school and middle school with a negative balance will not be allowed to purchase any a la carte items. If their account is negative more than $10, they will be offered all items on the daily menu except for the main entrée.

If your student has a negative balance, please send money to the school they attend to have it deposited in their account, or deposit money through Pay Schools. If you would like to apply to receive free or reduced meals, please fill out a Free and Reduced Application.

Snow Days

If we have a snow day, the snow day menu will be served the following day for the balance of the week. Please check our web site or call the BHS kitchen at (563) 332-7611 for any menu changes.

Peanuts & Tree Nuts

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Elementary Schools

In an effort to meet the needs of all of the elementary students at Bettendorf Community School District, we will not be serving any products with peanuts or tree nuts as an ingredient or products with traces of peanuts and tree nuts. Students who are severely allergic to peanuts or tree nuts should have a letter on file from their physician. Bettendorf Community School District cannot control or prevent products with peanuts as an ingredient brought in by other students. Please be sure that your student is aware of this. Although we do not serve items with peanuts or tree nuts as an ingredient in our elementary schools, we are not a peanut free school district.

Middle & High Schools

The high school and the middle school will not serve any products with peanuts or tree nuts as an ingredient on the main serving line; however alternate lines (Chick-Fil-A, pizza, PB&J, etc.) and a la carte lines in both the high school and middle school, as well as the Bulldog Grab ‘N Go, will offer products with peanuts as an ingredient and products with peanut and tree nut traces. Please make sure that your student is aware of this when purchasing items from the alternate serving line, the a la carte line, or from the Bulldog Grab 'N Go.