School Meals

Our Whitsons Way approach eliminates complexity and puts you in control to provide great tasting food while teaching your students to make nutritious meal choices.

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We provide customized dining services to public, private, and charter schools.

Discover a better way to manage your school nutrition program

Whitsons is a single source solution for school meals prepared onsite in your kitchens or delivered to your facility from one of our state-of-the-art culinary production centers—or a combination of both.

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We have over 45 years of experience preparing and serving wholesome meals directly onsite while transforming the educational experience.



We have a fully functional division dedicated to creating high quality, freshly prepared meals off-site and delivering them to school programs without onsite facilities.



We can customize our services to meet your unique needs with a blend of onsite and delivered meals, all made from fresh, natural ingredients you’d serve to your own family.

Real Meals


Real Meals™ by Whitsons nourishes students in the K-12 education market with delicious scratch-cooked meals, as they should be. Produced using traditional cooking methods without the use of artificial substances, Real Meals™ are made from real ingredients the way nature intended. Whether prepared onsite or delivered, our Real Meals™ bring wholesome meals to students everywhere.

nutrition education


Recognizing the importance of nutrition education, Whitsons offers two nutrition wellness programs: Fuel for secondary school levels and Nutrition Safari® for elementary schools. Our programs are designed to inform, educate and motivate students of all ages to eat right to properly fuel their bodies for optimal learning and physical performance. Some of our nutrition tools include fun characters, lunch sampling labs, monthly newsletters, menu messages, nutrition-themed servery décor, supplemental lesson plans and more.

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Our School Nutrition Services

We understand the critical role that wholesome eating plays in the educational process and the health of growing bodies at every stage of development. We have been ahead of the curve in offering menus that exceed the standards set forth by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Some of our school lunch service highlights include:


Wholesome ingredients prepared fresh from scratch and locally sourced when possible, with a focus on whole grains, fresh produce, lean meats and healthy snacks.


Commitment to offering locally sourced, organic and non-GMO ingredients when possible.


Offering innovative promotions to keep menus and service fresh and exciting to increase participation.


Offering innovative promotions to keep menus and service fresh and exciting to increase participation.

fiscally responsible

Partnering with your school to keep you in control and help you customize a program for your community that exceeds expectations around nutrition and costs.


Offering additional services: faculty and staff dining; catering; satellite meal delivery; summer, after school, and supper programs; vending and more.

What Our Partners Have To Say

 financial targets

“Not only did Whitsons meet the financial targets for our program; they in fact exceeded them by 25% with respect to net profit. Additionally, I have seen firsthand the improvement in the quality of our offerings in presentation, taste and nutritional content.”

- Business Administrator, Massachusetts Public School District

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“I wanted to thank you for being a company that provides an excellent meal program geared toward school lunch but with all the fine touches. You make the food services for our district of 11 separate accounts an economically good choice that works along with our bottom line.”

- Director of Finance, Connecticut Public School District

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“It seems like there are so many processes to figure out and decisions to make that we sometimes don't take the time to talk about what is going well.  It struck me just how much work and effort goes into making this process look effortless. The cafeteria staff is doing an outstanding job and their efforts have directly impacted our students' positive experience at school. The flexibility and positive approach of the cafeteria staff is most appreciated.”

- Principal, New Jersey Public School District

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