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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: 

Visit today!

  • 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 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.
Contact Daphne Hiles at 724-214-3224.


School Meal Prices

The USDA has authorized the Butler Area School District to operate under the Seamless Summer program. This allows our district to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to every child ages 0 to 18 until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. In addition, every student who is enrolled at Butler Area School District will receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Our typical lunch prices are listed below. 


Lunch Information

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

Children need healthy meals to learn. Butler Area School District offers healthy meals every school day.

Families must submit their free/reduced meal application each year in order to be eligible for free/reduced meals. Typically, 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 read the 2021-2022 Letter to Households.

Click to view the 2021-2022 PA Free and Reduced Meals Application Instructions.

Click to download the 2022-2022 PA Free and Reduced Paper Application.

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

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 lunch application online>

You can also apply for many health and human service programs and manage your Pennsylvania benefit information from the COMPASS website. Click to visit COMPASS>

Contact Us

Daphne Hiles

Helen Walker

School Breakfast & Lunch FAQ