School Nutrition

Hardin’s School Nutrition Department is second to none! Behind the scenes forty highly trained staff members are committed to making the ultimate food experience possible for our students.

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National Farm to School Photo Contest Winners!

Picture of two girls holding a carrot from their garden.   

Local fame is awarded to first grade students, Baylee Fisher and Zayleigh Schwend, winners of the first Nutritious and Delicious photo contest, for their Rogue Carrot snapshot. As the legend is told, the carrot seeds were planted on a windy day and these two found this large, lone carrot far from the planted patch. The smiles show how much fun it is to grow with friends! As the winners, Baylee and Zayleigh win farmer fame and a gallon of local apple cider to celebrate their success. 

Where to Pay:

Deposits to meal accounts may be made at any school at any time—See your school secretary for details.

Student Behavior:

Our expectation is that students will behave appropriately and be respectful at all times. Students who do not adhere to this policy will be referred to the School Administrator.

Monthly Menu:

The school lunch menu is based on product availability it is subject to change without notice.

There is ALWAYS something NEW

Hardin School District 17H & 1 proudly serves FREE breakfast to EVERY student EVERY day! That’s nearly 30,000 meals a MONTH to jumpstart our students with math, reading and test scores. This program helps students pay better attention in class, perform problem-solving tasks and improves memory. Breakfast in the Classroom helps reduce tardiness and absences and helps students behave better.


Our cafeterias are loaded with delicious, nutritious foods that comply with the USDA Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. All schools have outstanding salad bars in addition to daily menu selections. We strive for excellence in meals choices and offer Grab ‘n’ Go meals, Sandwich of the Day, Splendid Salads, and approved Ala Carte snacks to older students. We have transformed school food to promote better nutrition and reduce obesity in our School District—There is no doubt our food is your BEST CHOICE!!

It's not just FABULOUS - It's FREE

All meals, both breakfast and lunch, are FREE to ALL students! The efforts of School Nutrition Staff, School Administrators, School Board Members and Community Stakeholders and the USDA Community Eligibility Provision make our free meal program possible.

Food Backpacks & Pantries

Hardin Public Schools provides weekend food backpacks for grades K-5 and food pantries for grades 6-12. School Nutrition is readily available to assist students in need. Please contact school nutrition, your school administrator or counselor for more details.    

Nutrition Assistance Resource List (PDF)

Nutrition Assistance Resource List (RTF)