CSD Nutrition Services

Healthy Meals Incentive Grantee

Farm to School and Scratch Cooking!

During the 2022-2023 school year, our kitchens worked on bringing our students more scratch cooked meals. We plan to continue this style of menu for the 2023-2024 year. Our district is focused on bringing our students nutritious, ingredient-based menu items creating a “from scratch menu”. Our menus will continue to follow the USDA Guidelines for appropriate grades as
well as provide new flavors and varieties. We’re excited to bring more new items to our menus and ask for patience as we work to continue improvements.

If you have questions or comments about the Colville School District Food Service program, please contact:

Cassandra Hayes, SNS at 684-7824 or cassandra.hayes@colsd.org


CSD Nutrition Services Team

Colville School District qualified to run under the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) which provides breakfast and lunch to our district's students for four years.

View Your School's Menu:

Although students eat free, other programs (like ASB) still need a Family Income Survey completed for proper funding. Please fill out one survey per a family and submit to the district.

Harvest of the Month: SPINACH


Grow Spinach

Tasty Trivia!

  • Spinach became popular in the 1920s thanks to the cartoon Popeye the Sailorman.

  • Spinach is native to Persia and was brought to the US in 1806.

  • Spinach is available year-round in areas where the soil doesn't get too cold.

  • California grows the most spinach in the US but other states that grow it are Arizona, New Jersey, and Texas.

Spinach Nutrients

  • Iron - Helps carry oxygen through the body

  • Vitamin A - Important for vision and immunity

  • Vitamin K - Helps blood clot and keep bones healthy

  • Vitamin C - Needed for growth and repair of tissues

How Does It Grow?

  • Spinach is a leafy plant that can grow up to 1 foot in height.

  • Spinach needs 6 weeks of cool weather from planting the seeds to harvest time.

Easy Spinach Salad


4 cups fresh Spinach, washed and trimmed

1 cup fresh Strawberries, washed and sliced

1 cup pecans

1 Avocado, cut in chunks

Feta or Parmesan Cheese to top

Assemble the Salad:

Place the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle the salad dressing over the top and gently toss to coat all the salad ingredients. Serve immediately.

Alternatively, serve salad in individual bowls with dressing on the side.

Salad Dressing

1/4 cup Olive Oil

2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

1 tsp Dijon Mustard

1 clove Garlic, mined

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside until ready to use!