Brian Rathgeb, Director of Food Service
Laura Splain, Park Elementary Team Leader / Assistant FS Coordinator
Peggy Duke, Taylor Elementary Team Leader
Stefanie Smith, Hill Campus Kitchen Manager
The District offers free breakfast and lunch daily for all students!
Students who pack lunch can still pick a fruit, vegetable and milk at no cost!
The Food Service Team at CBSD is proud to serve our student's breakfast and lunch each day. Our students have daily selections of delicious entrées, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and milk. At the Hill and High School Campus, students also have the Eat Right Café featuring freshly made salads and wraps.
Every student is encouraged to eat breakfast and lunch daily to promote a healthy lifestyle and a strong learning experience. Well-nourished students perform better in class and have better grades. We welcome suggestions and feedback to ensure our menus meet our students’ needs.
Our Food Services Team Leaders include:
The Columbia Borough Food Service Department (CBFSD) is here to help you with your child’s dietary needs. Our goal is to provide great service along with making each child’s dining experience unique. For those children that require some dietary alterations to the school meal program, there are steps parents must take before changes to the meal program can occur. If your child has a dietary need, the CBFSD will need the parents and or guardians to either complete a Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form or provide a detailed medical note from your child’s medical provider.
When submitting your medical provider’s note or completing the Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form, the written medical statement must include:
An explanation of how the child’s physical or mental impairment restricts the child’s diet.
An explanation of what must be done to accommodate the child.
The food(s) to be omitted and recommended alternatives, if appropriate.
If you have already submitted a medical form during the previous school year and your child has no dietary changes, you do not need to complete a Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form or provide a note from your child’s medical provider for the upcoming school year.
If you have already submitted a medical form during the school year and your child has an additional dietary need or a change has occurred, you will need to complete a new Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form or provide an updated note from your child’s medical provider for the current school year.
What if my child is no longer allergic to tree nuts/peanuts? How do I get my child’s dietary restriction changed? In the case of an allergy that is life threatening, the Food Service Department requires parents to submit new paperwork via the child’s medical provider indicating any change.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
Columbia Borough School District is an equal opportunity employer.