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. 




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.


How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint | USDA website

To file a program complaint of discrimination, download and complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027). 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.