School Nutrition

Last Updated: 1/28/2022 6:47 PM

School Nutrition

Central Office Staff

450 Griffith Avenue Owensboro, KY 42301


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Kaitlyn Blankendaal RD, LD

School Nutrition Director

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Deanna Sanders

School Nutrition Program Coordinator

Manisha VanWinkle

Manisha VanWinkle

School Nutrition Program Assistant


Owensboro Public Schools is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) School District.  The CEP program provides nutritious meals at no charge to all students enrolled in the district regardless of household income. The USDA administers the program under the National School Lunch Program.  Any questions about school meals can be directed to the cafeteria manager or the food service director.


For the 2021-2022 school year OPS will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Under this program, all students enrolled in the district will receive meals at no cost to them.


Adult meal prices are raising effective January 31, 2022. Adult breakfast price will increase to $3.00 and the adult lunch price to $5.00.  The raise in prices is due to USDA mandates that we maintain the minimum cost as set by the USDA. Adult meals are encouraged because they model healthy eating habits for children.