Food Service

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Food Service

Welcome to Our Food Services Page!

Licking Heights Local School District is pleased to be partnering with Chartwells to ensure that students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in. Our focus is growing healthy students by serving a colorful variety of the freshest ingredients, prepared daily in our schools.
We offer a variety of choices for every student, every day including a daily vegetarian option as well as meal substitutions for students if medically necessary.  Our open concept High School cafeteria offers a variety of choices from the American Classics, So Deli, 2Mato, and Grill stations as well as a complete fruit and salad bar.  Grab-and-Go options include Specialty Salads and Wraps, Bento Boxes, Yogurt Parfaits and much more!
Our student-focused food service program fosters a sense of adventure through experiential learning activities that offer nutritional, cultural, and educational opportunities for our students to interact through programs such as Discovery Kitchen, Student Choice, Global Eats, and Mood Boosts.

For any questions regarding food service, lunch accounts or dietary restrictions, please contact the Director of Dining Services, Matthew Goings.

Free/Reduced Price Meals
Licking Heights participates in the National School Lunch Program which is a federally assisted meal program for schools Kindergarten through Grade 12 that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. If you believe you could qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on your household income, please complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This application must be completed each school year as it expires at the beginning of the next school year. Applications can then be re-submitted at any time during the school year as family circumstances change.  If you do not have access to a computer, you may contact the Food Service office to make an appointment to complete an application on a district computer or to request a paper copy of the application.

Students can be determined “categorically eligible” for free meals through participation in certain Federal Assistance Programs such as SNAP or TANF, or based on their status as a homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster child. These students are automatically enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, and no application is necessary.   Additionally, thanks to legislation passed in June by the Ohio Legislature, students who qualify for Reduced-Price Meals will now automatically qualify for FREE meals.

Academic Fee Waivers 
To save you time and effort, the information you gave on your Free and Reduced Meal Application may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify.  We must have your permission to share your information. By checking "YES" to the "Information Disclosure" question on the application, you will have granted this permission. If you have qualified for Free or Reduced meals automatically from the state, please complete a fee waiver form. Completing this form will not change whether your children get free or reduced-price meals.
Free Breakfast Program
New this year, ALL Licking Heights students from Kindergarten to High School can start their day with a healthy, balanced breakfast for FREE thanks to the work of our Food Services team.Check NutriSlice for your student’s menu to see what is being served.

Licking Heights offers a free service to all parents/guardians through the MySchoolBucks website. Families are encouraged to set up an account for free, which will allow them to review purchases, check account balances, and set up email reminders when their student’s meal account balance is low. They can also make payments online and set up automatic payments for a small fee. 

PLEASE NOTE: Online payments can take up to 24 hours to appear on a student’s account. For this reason, we recommend making online payments well in advance. My School Bucks also has a "bonus meal program" wherein students can earn a free meal with a $50.00 online deposit at the elementary level or a $55.00 online deposit at the Middle School/High School level.
Food allergies 
As we cannot guarantee trace amounts of potential allergens not listed on food labels, we do make a reasonable accommodation for allergies. Please read and complete the Special Diet Accommodation Form and return it to the Food Service office.

Meal Charges
Licking Heights has a no-charge policy at all schools. Students must have money in their account in order to purchase meals. Students who do not have adequate funds in their account will receive an alternate entrée in place of the planned entrée for that day in addition to the offered fruit, vegetables, and milk.  Please see our Meal Account Guidelines for details.
Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
[email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Contact Us
(740) 919-3287

(740) 919-3111

District Dietitian
(740) 919-3354

How to Find Us
Licking Heights Middle School, Room 348
4000 Mink Street
Pataskala, OH 43062

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043

Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508

Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845

South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625

West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

North Elementary (K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268

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