Food Services

About The Nutrition Group

Welcome to Butler Area School District food service department, managed by The Nutrition Group. The goal of the food service department is to provide a variety of appetizing and nutritiously balanced meals according to the guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Butler Area School District believes that proper nutrition and wellness are key components for each student’s physical well-being, growth development and ability to learn.  A variety of healthy choices that students enjoy are available on every serving line every day.  The choices that are available feature a daily assortment of entrees, and are complemented with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low fat dairy options.

Colorful and informative serving line signage provides important nutrition education information to assist students in choosing the right combination of foods for optimal nutrition benefit. We strive to help students develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.


Lunch Menu

The Nutrition Group introduces Nutrislice: an interactive, online way to view your child's school menus. With Nutrislice, you can: 

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  • View images and descriptions
  • View nutrition information for each school
  • Filter the menu for specific food allergens
  • Rate foods and see carb counts
  • Access menus with the Nutrislice mobile app


School Meal Prices

Lunch Information Price
Elementary Lunch $2.25
Secondary Lunch $2.50
Reduced Priced Lunch
(if eligible)
$ .40



Breakfast Price
Elementary Breakfast $1.25
Secondary Breakfast $1.25
Reduced Price Breakfast
(if eligible)
$ .30
Milk Carton $ .50


Meal Prices for CEP Schools - Mcquistion, Emily Brittain, and Center Avenue 

Breakfast Price- Free

Lunch Price - Free


Free and Reduced Meals Application

*** We are experiencing some technical issues with our Free and Reduced online application process. We will post an update on our website when the issue is resolved. In the meantime, if you applied for the 2020-2021 school year and were denied, please resubmit your application once we post here that the issue has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. ***


Children need healthy meals to learn. Butler Area School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.25, lunch costs $2.25 for elementary, and $2.50 for secondary. Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. This packet includes an application for free and reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

Click to continue reading the 2020-2021 Letter to Households>

Click to view the 2019-2020 PA Free and Reduced Meals Application Instructions>

Click to download the 2019-2020 PA Free and Reduced Paper Application>


You can also fill out the free and reduced meals application online. However, you must have (or create) a SchoolCafe account. Click to fill out a free and reduced meals application online>


Copies of the application are also available at the Administration Building (110 Campus Lane, Butler, PA 16001). 


School Cafe

Start a new account at SchoolCafe to add money to student accounts: SchoolCafe



Join our team! We are hiring for part-time daylight shifts. Click to view the flyer>
For more info call Bobbi at 724-214-3221.


Contact Us

Helen Walker
Food Services