School Nutrition

School Nutrition

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 Welcome to Crane School Nutrition!

At Crane we are Leaders in Learning, and we believe good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

We are dedicated to finding the balance between healthy choices and foods that kids love.  That is why we are also Leaders in Nutrition.

Our meals are nutritious, age appropriate, and are not super sized.  Every day we provide a fruit and veggie bar to go with the offered entree and students fill their own plates from a wide variety of fresh and canned fruits and vegetables. All meals, foods, and beverages, sold or served during the school day, meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines and the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

If your student requires any special dietary considerations, please contact us so that we can work together to create a pleasant experience for your student at every meal.

What's On The Menu?

If you need, or are looking for, Carb counts just click on the menu.  The carb values are listed next to the item that is on the menu, and the alternate items that are available daily are printed there too.
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Meal Applications & Pre-Payments

No Applications Needed!

All Crane Elementary District Schools are currently on a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 status.  What that means for the parents is that we do not need to fill out Income Eligibility Meal Applications every year. YAY!

What this means for the students is EVERY STUDENT has the opportunity to recieve a FREE Breakfast meal and Lunch meal while they are attending one of the Crane Schools.  This means that you not need to send any money for lunch.  However, there is a small variety of healthier SMART Snack Compliant Ala Carte items available.  You may choose to send money to put on your child's account to cover the purchase of those snack items, cash or check is accepted.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Meet some of the Crane School Nutrition Hero's

Our Wellness Policy


District Wellness Assessment Report

 Crane Schools Wellness Policy has been reviewed under the WellSAT 3.0 assesment and given a score of 88% in total comprehensiveness.
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review the assesment.


Michael Clark, SNS
Ph: (928) 373-3911
Accounting Clerk
Ph: (928)373-3910
Free & Reduced Claims Specialist 
Ph: (928)373-3912 

Crane School Board Building
930 South Avenue C
Yuma, AZ 85364
Fx: (928) 373-3915
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday


Do you need something special?  We have some amazing cooks and bakers.  Let us show you what we can do for you.  Click on our Logo to get an idea of some available pricing.

Not what you thought!

School Food is probably not like what you remember getting when you were in school, and the men and women that make it happen every day are probably not the lunch ladies that you remember either.  Did you know that Federal Law requires all school food service employees to get Continuing Education Units each year just like teachers?  That is why many Crane Nutrition Staff are members of the School Nutrition Association.
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Health Eating

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