Director: Tammy Woodie
Administrative Assistant: Holly Ricker
School Cafeteria Managers
Avery High School: Leda Shatley | Banner Elk Elementary School: Brad Johnson | Cranberry Middle School/Freedom Trail Elementary School: Amy Parlier | Crossnore Elementary School: Joanne Garland | Avery Middle School: Lucy Johnson | Newland Elementary School: Bobbi Jo Clark | RiversideElementary School: Barbara Arnett
Summer Feeding Program
* Carb count menus coming soon.
Breakfast and Lunch
Paying for Breakfast and Lunch
Students wishing to pay for meals in advance may do so in the cafeteria manager's office at any time or online with our K12 Payment service.
What Makes up a School Meal?
A school breakfast consists of:
- 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable or full strength juice
- 2 oz. whole grain
- 1/2 pint milk
A school lunch consists of:
- 1 oz. of meat or meat alternate K-8
- 2 oz. of meat or meat alternate 9-12
- 1/2 cup fruit K-8, 1 cup of fruit 9-12
- 3/4 cup vegetables K-8, 1 cup of vegetables 9-12
- 1 oz Grains K-8, 2 oz Grains 9-12
- 1/2 pint milk
Under the "Offer vs. Serve" provision of the National School Lunch Program, and National School Breakfast Program the student may decline two of the items offered, although to make the meal reimburseable one choice must be 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetables. The price of the meal remains the same. If any student takes only one or two of the meal components, he must pay for these at the posted prices (this includes those students who qualify for free or reduced price meals.)
A pre-packaged salad is available as an alternate lunch. 1% low fat white, fat free skim and fat free chocolate milk is available daily. Juice, Cereal, and Toast, or 2 pack whole grain poptarts are available for breakfast each morning. Menus may be changed because of problems with deliveries or weather. Cafeteria managers will notify students in advance of changes if possible.
School Health Inspection Grades
About Food Safety
Hazard Analysis Critical Conrol Points (HACCP) is a food safety plan designed to improve food quality and prevent foodborne illness. The US Department of Agriculture or USDA requires that all schools have a HACCP plan. Avery County Schools Child Nutrition Employees receive HACCP training on a regular basis.
School Cafeterias are inspected by the Avery County Health Department Environmental Health Division on a regular basis. Avery County Schools Child Nutrition facilities maintain an average health inspection grade of 99.5 with 100 being a perfect score.
All Child Nutrition Managers are ServSafe® certified. ServSafe® is a nationally recognized and accredited food safety program sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
- Avery High School: 99.0 (inspected 01/26/18)
- Banner Elk Elementary School: 98.5 (inspected 01/22/18)
- Cranberry Middle School/Freedom Trail Elementary School: 100 (inspected 01/26/18)
- Crossnore Elementary School: 100.0 (inspected 01/24/18)
- Avery Middle School: 100 (inspected 01/24/18)
- Newland Elementary School: 100.0 (inspected 01/26/18)
- Riverside Elementary School: 98.5 (inspected 01/23/18)
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