This Meal’s on Us! Canyons Schools to Provide Free Breakfast, Lunch to all Students School breakfast and lunch are now available at no charge to all Canyons District students under a temporary waiver from the USDA. The free meal service will start after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and continue through December 2020 or until the federal funding runs out. All students are eligible, whether they are learning in the classroom, online or at home. “This is welcome news for the communities we serve,” says CSD’s Nutrition Services Director Sebasthian Varas. “We have families who may not
Canyons School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to attending children 18 years or younger. Meals will be served 8:30-9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for lunch beginning June 10 and ending Aug. 2 at Copperview, East Midvale, and Sandy Elementary Schools. Meals will also be served at Jordan and Hillcrest high schools June 10 through Aug. 2. Meal times for Jordan High will be 7:45-9 a.m. for breakfast and 10:45-12:30 p.m. for lunch. Meal times for Hillcrest High will be 7:30-9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In Canyons District, cafeteria food isn’t something that makes students wrinkle their noses in disgust for some kids, it’s the very reason they go to school at all. It’s the key to helping them learn. That’s a concept that drives Sebasthian Varas, director of Canyons Nutrition Services department, to always find new ways to provide innovative, healthy, delicious nutrition for Canyons’ students. Varas’ pioneering work has earned him recognition from the School Nutrition Association as the 2017 Director of the Year for the state of Utah. The national, nonprofit professional organization also gave Varas the President’s Award of Excellence
So what if you’re not Martha Stewart or Julia Child? There’s something for everyone and every level of cook at Canyons District’s seventh-annual Pan Sale.Â The public is invited to the CSD Nutritional Services Department’s Pan Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 22.Â The event will be from noon to 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the Canyons Administration-West, 9150 S. 500 West, Sandy. New commercial-quality kitchen utensils will be available at reasonable prices. Choose from more than 100 items.Â Up for grabs are cookie sheets, heat-resistant spatulas, french fry cutters, mixing bowls and food choppers.Â
Throughout the summer, Canyons families can eat nutritious breakfasts and lunches at seven locations throughout the District. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children 18 and under eat for free. Cost for adults is $2 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. The meals will be available June 8 to Aug. 7. Meals will not be available July 3 and July 24 in observance of the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day holidays. No meal service will be available on Saturdays or Sundays. The following sites will serve