Food & Nutrition Services

The mission of the Department of Food & Nutrition is to serve high-quality and nutritious food choices that will support the district's efforts to provide educational opportunities that prepare all students to be responsible and productive members of a diverse society. The Food and Nutrition program serves in excess of 1,620,000 lunches and 1,080,000 breakfasts to students during the school year. In addition, 86,000 snacks are served for after-school programs during the regular school year. The department operates an award winning summer food and nutrition program for children to provide nutritious meals during the time school is not in session.

Director - Tim Thompson


"Nutrition is not the destination. It is a journey towards good health."

Area Supervisors

Free & Reduced Clerk

Procurement Clerk


~ Food & Nutrition Department ~

The department is completely self-sufficient financially with sales exceeding $6,200,000 per year. Food and Nutrition receives no local tax dollars and is supported through its student customers, adult customers, and federal reimbursements.

Lunches served to students meet one-third of the minimum daily requirements for nutrients and calories. The Food & Nutrition Department utilizes Nutrient Standard Menu Planning, which allows for no more than 30% of calories from fat and no more than 10% of saturated fat. There are additional requirements for other essential nutrients as well. These meals are provided by 110 dedicated employees in a caring and professional manner. By enhancing their skills through staff development opportunities, food service employees are constantly striving to better serve the stakeholders of Highlands County.

~ Non-Discrimination Statement ~

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

~ School Health Inspections ~

~ Menus & Parent Portal ~

Meal Accounts

Every actively enrolled student at the School Board of Highlands County has a student account. Their account number is their student identification number. We are currently operating under CEP, which means that every student has access to the no-cost meals that are provided by the Food and Nutrition Services department, regardless of their eligibility status. However, in order to make A La Carte purchases, a student must have a positive balance on their account, or have cash in hand at the time of sale to make purchases. Students are not allowed to purchase items on credit, and may not bring their account balance negative. Student account balances are maintained through the Titan Family Portal.

After creation, your Titan Family Portal account allows you to manage several areas of your student’s account, including:

  • Viewing school-specific menus

  • Viewing purchase histories per person

  • Linking multiple student and/or staff account(s)

  • Set low-balance alerts

  • Set spending limits per person

  • Transfer funds between family members

  • Add funds via:

      • A manual, one-time payment

      • Recurring, auto-replenishment payments

      • Recurring, cyclical payments

Please Note: While there is wording on the main Titan website pages that indicate the ability to fill out applications for Free or Reduced meals, this option is disabled for students and families in Highlands County. We operate under CEP and therefore are required to NOT accept applications for free or reduced meals.

How to login

Access to the Titan Family Portal is done via the link below, or through the Titan Family Connect app in both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Once there, follow the links and instructions to create a new "Parent" account and link your students and/or staff members to your account. If you have already created an account, choose the Login option.

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Menu, Nutrition, and Allergen Information

Menus, item nutrient, and item allergen information is available by logging in to your Titan Family Portal account or by following the link below and selecting the desired school from the drop down list.

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~ Resources, Links & Misc. ~