Chemawa Indian School has a full-service cafeteria.  It is staffed full time and provides USDA approved nutritionally balanced meals daily.  Our facilities are inspected annually by the Indian Health Service Sanitation department for proper food handling procedures.  All students will be required to obtain food handler’s cards.

Chemawa Indian School will provide three (3) meals daily, Monday through Friday and two (2) meals, brunch and dinner, on weekends.  Snacks are provided each evening.  Meals are served cafeteria-style and consumed in a pleasant dining room atmosphere. Students with dietary restrictions or preferences may request special meals through the cafeteria staff. Allergies noted on the student application are communicated to the food service staff prior to the school year. Students are required to clear their tables when they finish and deliver trays to the dish room for washing.  During the breakfast and dinner meals, students are assigned, on a rotating basis, to a mandatory “kitchen detail.”  Students assist Food Service staff in serving and cleaning up. Students are required to serve kitchen details when they are assigned.  Failure to serve assigned detail will result in referral, restriction or community service hours.

Student Wellness Statement
It is commonly known that adult Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have higher risks for developing diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.  Therefore, programs and policies have been developed that encourage the development of a healthy lifestyle and delay the onset or development of these chronic diseases.  Efforts have been made toward improving the health and wellness of our students in the areas of Food Service, Nutrition Education, Nutritional Guidelines, Physical Activity and Student Health Screenings.

Staff members, parents or students are not allowed to purchase breakfast or lunch (carry-out or fast food) and bring on campus to students.  Due to USDA regulations, students receiving food deliveries between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm will be required to leave the items in the office until after school hours.  Due to the high sugar and caffeine content, energy drinks are prohibited from campus. 




n 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.


How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint | USDA website

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:

  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: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442 or
  3. email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.