Food Menus

Students who are well-nourished are shown to have increased problem-solving abilities, memory, verbal fluency and creativity. The federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which regulates school meals, ensures they are low in fat and provide the recommended dietary allowances for calories, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.

The Herkimer Central School District is committed to providing student access to nutritious meals each school day. Read the full Meal Charge and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming Plan here. Learn more about how to apply for free and reduced-price meals.

To ensure that all students have access to school meals, elementary students can eat “breakfast after the bell,” and students at the Jr./Sr. High School can visit the “grab and go” breakfast station, just inside the main entrance.

Menus are subject to change. Meal services are provided by Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. Email kdorr@oneida-boces.org for nutritional information, or questions.

May breakfast menu

Available daily: Whole grain toast, assorted cold whole grain cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, chilled fruit, juice, milk (students can select 1-2 grains, milk, and 1-2 fruits/juice for a complete breakfast)

  • Wed. 5/1: Whole grain pancake & sausage stick
  • Thu. 5/2: Whole grain pancakes with maple syrup
  • Fri. 5/3: Toasted bagel with cream cheese or jelly
  • Mon. 5/6: Apple Frudel
  • Tue. 5/7: Breakfast sandwich (ham, egg and cheese)
  • Wed. 5/8: Whole grain French toast stix
  • Thu. 5/9: Warm whole grain waffles with maple syrup
  • Fri. 5/10: Assorted whole grain muffins
  • Mon. 5/13: ZeeZee’s oatmeal choco chip or strawberry bars
  • Tue. 5/14: Homemade breakfast pizza
  • Wed. 5/15: Whole grain pancake and sausage stick
  • Thu. 5/16: Whole grain pancakes with maple syrup
  • Fri. 5/17: No school
  • Mon. 5/20: Apple Frudel
  • Tue. 5/21: Breakfast sandwich (ham, egg and cheese)
  • Wed. 5/22: Toasted bagel with cream cheese or jelly
  • Thu. 5/23: Warm whole grain waffles w/maple syrup
  • Fri. 5/24: Assorted whole grain muffins
  • Mon. 5/27: No school (Memorial Day)
  • Tue. 5/28: ZeeZee’s oatmeal choco chip or strawberry bars
  • Wed. 5/29: Homemade breakfast pizza
  • Thu. 5/30: Whole grain pancakes with maple syrup
  • Fri. 5/31: Toasted bagel with cream cheese or jelly

Herkimer Elementary lunch

Available daily: Fresh salads, party plates, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, assorted fresh fruit, veggie cruncher cups, chilled fruit and juice, milk

  • Wed. 5/1: Bacon cheeseburger, ham & cheese sandwich, mini potatoes, NY butternut sunshine bars
  • Thu. 5/2: Baked rotini with local beef meatballs, deli turkey sandwich, lean mean green beans
  • Fri. 5/3: Cheesy cheese pizza, spicy Buffalo wing pizza, garden fresh green salad, yummy ‘Nilla whip
  • Mon. 5/6: Tasty chicken tenders, deli turkey sandwich, tomato pie, X-ray vision carrots
  • Tue. 5/7: Mexican tacos, deli turkey sandwich, lettuce, cheese, tomato cup, whole kernel corn
  • Wed. 5/8: Dip-n-Sip (grilled cheese and soup), steamy tomato soup, ham & cheese sandwich, broccoli
  • Thu. 5/9: Roast turkey, bologna & cheese sandwich, fresh dinner roll, whipped potatoes, veggie choice
  • Fri. 5/10: Cheesy cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, crisp garden salad, local very berry yogurt
  • Mon. 5/13: Mozzarella stix with dipping sauce, terrific tuna sandwich, tiny broccoli trees
  • Tue. 5/14: Chicken tacos, deli turkey sandwich, lettuce, cheese, tomato cup, whole kernel corn
  • Wed. 5/15: Protein packed chicken patty, ham & cheese sandwich, tiny broccoli trees
  • Thu. 5/16: Cheesy cheese pizza, garlic pizza, fresh garden salad, Oreo Whip
  • Fri. 5/17: No school
  • Mon. 5/20: Crispy chicken nuggets, terrific tuna sandwich, steamy rice, lean mean green beans
  • Tue. 5/21: Macho nachos, deli turkey sandwich, whole kernel corn
  • Wed. 5/22: All local beef hot dog, deli turkey sandwich, whole grain goldfish crackers, mini potatoes
  • Thu. 5/23: Tasty chicken tenders, deli turkey sandwich, cheesy kale bake, X-ray vision carrots
  • Fri. 5/24: Cheesy cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, crisp garden salad, local very berry yogurt
  • Mon. 5/27: No school (Memorial Day)
  • Tue. 5/28: Popcorn chicken, terrific tuna sandwich, buttered rotini, X-ray vision carrots
  • Wed. 5/29: Whole grain French toast stix, ham & cheese sandwich, breakfast sausage, hash brown patty
  • Thu. 5/30: Local beef meatball sub, deli turkey sandwich, NY apple cheddar salad
  • Fri. 5/31: Cheesy cheese pizza, spicy buffalo wing pizza, garden fresh green salad, yummy ‘Nilla whip

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School lunch

Available daily: Fresh salads, party plates, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, assorted subs and wraps, fresh fruit, veggie cruncher cups, chilled fruit and juice, milk

  • Wed. 5/1: Bacon cheeseburger, mini potatoes, NY butternut sunshine bars
  • Thu. 5/2: Baked rotini with local beef meatballs, lean mean green beans
  • Fri. 5/3: Cheesy cheese pizza, spicy Buffalo wing pizza, garden fresh green salad, yummy ‘Nilla whip
  • Mon. 5/6: Tasty chicken tenders, tomato pie, X-ray vision carrots
  • Tue. 5/7: Mexican tacos, lettuce, cheese, tomato cup, whole kernel corn
  • Wed. 5/8: Dip-n-Sip (grilled cheese and soup), steamy tomato soup, broccoli
  • Thu. 5/9: Roast turkey, fresh dinner roll, whipped potatoes, veggie choice
  • Fri. 5/10: Cheesy cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, crisp garden salad, local very berry yogurt
  • Mon. 5/13: Mozzarella stix with dipping sauce, tiny broccoli trees
  • Tue. 5/14: Chicken tacos, lettuce, cheese, tomato cup, whole kernel corn
  • Wed. 5/15: BBQ pulled pork sandwich, tiny broccoli trees
  • Thu. 5/16: Cheesy cheese pizza, garlic pizza, fresh garden salad, Oreo Whip
  • Fri. 5/17: No school
  • Mon. 5/20: Crispy chicken nuggets, steamy rice, lean mean green beans
  • Tue. 5/21: Macho nachos, whole kernel corn
  • Wed. 5/22: All local beef hot dog, whole grain goldfish crackers, mini potatoes
  • Thu. 5/23: Tasty chicken tenders, cheesy kale bake, X-ray vision carrots
  • Fri. 5/24: Cheesy cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, crisp garden salad, local very berry yogurt
  • Mon. 5/27: No school (Memorial Day)
  • Tue. 5/28: Popcorn chicken, buttered rotini, X-ray vision carrots
  • Wed. 5/29: Whole grain French toast stix, breakfast sausage, hash brown patty
  • Thu. 5/30: Local beef meatball sub, NY apple cheddar salad
  • Fri. 5/31: Cheesy cheese pizza, spicy buffalo wing pizza, garden fresh green salad, yummy ‘Nilla whip