Our school breakfast and lunch program is shared with the Fayston School. The program provideS delicious, healthy meals that often use local ingredients. Students have a variety of choices, such as a salad bar full of a variety fresh, raw vegetables served with every meal. Additionally the program features all local, organic beef along with other local products as available. Both Fayston and Waitsfield  have school gardens through which students grow produce featured in the lunch and breakfast program. Vegeterian options are available daily.  

Welcome to the:

Highlanders Café @ Harwood Union High School & Middle School

Cougar Café @ Crossett Brook Middle School

Fox Café @ Fayston Elementary School

Bobcat Café @ Moretown Elementary School

Eagle Café @ Brookside Primary School

Wolverine Café @ Waitsfield Elementary School

School Café @ Warren Elementary School

School Meals: Allowing and encouraging your children to eat school breakfast and school lunch not only helps assure their health and academic abilities, but also supports the Food & Nutrition Department and enhances our entire community. 

School Breakfast: We offer Grab & Go Breakfast in all of our schools. Students can choose from a variety of items daily to make their own breakfast. Milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grain items and proteins are offered. Breakfast is offered before and after the bell.

School Lunch: Our Lunch Program is a success; we cook fresh whole foods for our students everyday. Students can choose from a variety of items including milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grain items and proteins. A Salad Bar with farm fresh produce and house made salads will be available in every school once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

August/September Menu: Please find our monthly menu in this link

Farm to School: We are committed to continue to offer highly nutritious meals cooked from scratch. Our nationally recognized Farm to School Program will also continue to thrive, offering as much local products and education as possible.


Meal Modifications: To request a meal modification due to for example an allergy, parents must follow the procedure in this page. We can't make a meal modification without the right documentation on file. Please find more information in this link


To-go Meals: We will continue to offer free to-go meals for all students 18 and under that are not physically in one of our 7 schools. To sign up please visit our website.


Price and Payment: Independently of the learning model that your child is receiving instruction this school year (HUUSD schools, Homeschool, not yet enrolled in the school system, or not in school but 18 years old and under) your child is automatically eligible for FREE Breakfast and Free Lunch daily. 

Please make sure your child is taking advantage of this wonderful benefit, the more free meals we serve the better it is for our Food & Nutrition Program, and to our community. More Free Meals Served really equals More Local Products into our schools! Which equals better nutrition to our students!

Our FREE meals are not only for families in need, and you won't be "taking away" a meal from someone in need if you decide to get a meal for your child.


Free/Reduced Applications: Children need healthy meals to learn. Harwood Unified Union School District offers healthy meals every school day. In School Year 2021-2022, all children will receive free breakfast, and free lunch regardless of your household income eligibility. 

It is still very important for families to submit the Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals to track our community’s Free and Reduced Percentage. Filling out and returning the application may help your family, the school, and community at large, qualify for other financial assistance.

P-EBT benefits to your household, grant funds for the school, and telecom reimbursements for the community are just a few examples of the benefits of having higher Free and Reduced percentages.

Please find more information and application in this link

Providing students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices is our mission.

We encourage students' and community members' involvement to help create and foster this environment.Our culinary staff look forward to continuing to provide healthy, nutritious food in an educational environment. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Erika Dolan and Paul Morris, HUUSD Food & Nutrition Co-Directors


Online Payment Option

You can make payments to your child’s school lunch program balance online, paying with a credit card or direct withdrawal from your checking account. To do so, create an account using the “e-Funds for Schools” system. Directions can be found below.The “Student Number” referenced in these directions is your child’s lunch ID. (This number has been sent home to parents and can also be requested from the school administrative assistant or food service director)    




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