Food Service


Free Breakfast & Lunch for all students all year

The 2021-2022 School year F and R application is now available

If you are a NEW STUDENT to the district, you will need to fill out a new F and R application for fee waiver and any potential PEBT payments.


For ALL RETURNING STUDENTS you have the option to fill out the New Ohio SSO Optional Household Income Form.




If interested in working the cafeteria, contact Darlene Parks at 513-734-2271 ext 7190 or email


Raising the Bar on Student Nutrition

Research shows that students who skip breakfast have shorter attention spans and don't do as well on tests. Make sure your youngster gets up in time to have a nutritious breakfast at home or at school.  Resources for Educations

At Bethel-Tate Schools, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

New Meal Patterns and GuidelinesThe Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.



LUNCH FOR K-5 is $2.85 and 6-12 is $3.00. Reduced Lunch is $.40.



Healthy changes in Bethel-Tate School Cafeterias

Bethel-Tate School cafeterias are meeting tough federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. 

In our district, we have already made progress toward meeting the new nutrition standards. We serve fresh fruits and vegetables. We have already made the switch to 1% or fat-free milk. Most of our sandwiches are served on whole grain bread items and entrees, and have introduced several new lower sodium entrees.

School meals offer students milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Since the  2012-2013 school year, school lunches will meet additional standards, requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetables daily for lunch and breakfast)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk
  • More whole grains
  • Less sodium

We look forward to welcoming the students to the cafeterias this fall. School meals are a great value and huge convenience for busy families. We hope parents will support this effort by encouraging their students to give the healthier meals a try. Students are far more likely to pick up a fruit or vegetable in the lunch line if they have been introduced to those foods at home.

To get the facts about school meals visit

Help feed our children. 

We are looking forward to serving you in the 2021-2022 School Year!

Thank you,

Darlene Parks 

And Justice for All

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