Food Services

students enjoying lunch


meals for remote learning

The food services department provides a variety of healthy food choices to ensure a student’s readiness to learn. We are committed to providing high quality, freshly prepared, nutritious food, and personalized service to all students and staff.

The food services department employs more than 250 professionals that include managers, department heads, food service assistants, supervisors, and office staff. School meals are planned by a registered dietitian and nutritionist to reflect student preferences determined by sampling food items and with input from the food service employees. We meet all USDA and KSDE guidelines.

Breakfast and lunch is served at all schools when school is in session. More than 550,000 breakfasts and 2,300,000 lunches are served annually.

The food services department provides after school snacks/meals for some tutoring programs. Fresh fruit and vegetable grants were received from KSDE for several elementary schools. The grant provides nutrition education along with a fresh fruit or vegetable to every student in that school three days per week.

We welcome you to join your child for breakfast or lunch at their school.

Schoolcafe Website


Monitor student meal accounts by visiting SchoolCafé. You’ll need to set up username and password. There are multiple benefits to this new software including the ability to:

  • Apply for free or reduced meal benefits.
  • View your child's account balance anytime.
  • See exactly what a la carte items are being purchased.
  • Set limits on a la carte purchases.
  • View Menus with nutrient and allergen information

SchoolCafe Instructions

Pay Meal Fees

Parents & students may apply money to meal accounts or by paying with cash.


Did you know that there are job openings with SMSD Food Services? You could work a few hours each day in one of our school kitchens. It’s a great way to earn some money while your student is at school. Check out our current job openings and apply by clicking here.


Statement of Nondiscrimination

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Donate to Fund School Meals

Food Service office:
Broadmoor Technical Center / Early Childhood Education Center
6701 W. 83rd St.
Shawnee Mission, KS  66204
(913) 993-9710

Nancy Coughenour, Director

Jill Funk, Nutritionist

Carla Arcano, Supervisor

Jessica Gudvangen, Supervisor

Jo Sullins, Supervisor

Heidi Winkelmolen, Supervisor 

Michelle Fish, Food Expediter

Diane Wagner, Software Specialist

Priscilla Wile, Free & Reduced Specialist