Food Service Department

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SFE is proud to partner with Littleton Elementary School District with the mission of enhancing your children's quality of life through fresh and wholesome food, a strong focus on nutrition, and unparalleled customer service. You can find a current menu of our school lunch options at the right side of this page.

We offer four entree concepts at lunch as well as milk, sides, and a fresh vegetable and fruit bar daily. Meals are nutritionally analyzed to meet federal standards of nutrition and offered at prices that won’t destroy your budget. You may use meal accounts, cash, or checks to purchase lunch, but please be aware that if a check is returned for insufficient funds, we will be unable to accept another from that source.

Lunch Choice and Good Nutrition

Menus at Littleton ESD are planned using the Assisted Nutrient Standard Menu Planning System. The district guarantees all menus meet federal and state nutritional standards and offer a variety of choices. We work to keep sodium, fat, and cholesterol low and fiber, vitamins, and minerals high while still offering foods that kids love. Beyond nutrients, you will notice whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and vegetarian options on our menus. 

Every day we offer four entrée choices at lunch. Every child also has the option of fat free or 1% milk and a trip through the salad/fruit bar. As part of encouraging healthy eating and activity, we supply nutrition education on the back of the each month’s menu and encourage our students to “pick five” every day.

National School Lunch

Littleton Elementary School District participates in the national school lunch and breakfast program. This program provides all students in our schools with free breakfast throughout the week, and it provides eligible children with free or reduced prices for lunch meals. 

We serve nutritious breakfasts in the classroom during the first few minutes of the day while teachers are taking attendance and students are listening to announcements. This ensures that no instructional time is lost and all students are starting off their day the healthy way!

All participants in the School Lunch Program must apply for benefits every year. Completed applications are processed within 10 days and kept confidential.

Food In The Classroom

To ensure children remain safe in our schools and in accordance with the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services, food brought into the classroom for snacks and parties must come from a commercial source. They cannot be homemade. Items should be individually wrapped or served with disposable gloves to avoid hand contact and cross contamination.
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catering chefThe Food Service Department can meet all your catering needs! From a continental breakfast, to an office meeting, to an elegant dinner, we welcome the opportunity to serve you and customize your special events. Please contact the director of nutrition for the catering menu and pricing.

To provide Littleton Elementary District with the best-catered services, we request at least five days advance notice. Our fee structure for catering is strictly to recuperate costs: we take our food cost and add 30% to cateringcover food cost, labor, and paper services. 

SFE understands that schedule changes occur and the need to cancel may be necessary. We ask that you communicate your cancellation as soon as possible in order to minimize cancellation fees. The Food Service Department must recover all catering equipment from the event location.

Once you have submitted your catering request, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Please enter a purchase requisition to get approval for use of district funds, if eligible. If another organization or person pays for the request, please include this information on the initial request.

Food Services Employement

We're Hiring

We occasionally have openings within our district’s school cafeterias for conscientious people who are enthusiastic about encouraging students to make choices for good health and always employ a liberal smile. If you are interested in joining our team of dedicated staff, please review the following information, and contact us with any questions.

2016-2017 School Year
We are now hiring for the upcoming school year. You can pick up an application at the Littleton School District office if you are interested in one of our available positions.

Current Openings:

  • Cashier
  • Cook
  • Food Service Worker
  • Manager in Training

These are part time positions during the school year and are site specific.

A valid Maricopa Food Handler's Card and an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card are necessary for employment within the food services department. If you already meet these qualifications, please make note of it on your application.

How to Apply:
To apply, fully complete and return an application via:

  • E-mail
  • Mail to the District office: P.O. Box 280, Cashon, AZ 85329
  • Fax to: 623-478-5622 Attn: Nutrition Services
  • Drop it by your neighborhood school cafeteria

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or e-mail. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Breakfast in the Classroom

Did you know all students at Littleton receive free breakfast in their classroom each morning? Each breakfast consists of a main item such as an egg and cheese breakfast taco, a 100% whole grain muffin, or a pancake, a cup of fruit or vegetable, and a variety of low-fat and fat-free milk.

Roving Chef Program

Have you heard about our hands on cooking classes? This program is an exciting hands-on cooking class that will take place 45 minutes before lunchtime. Your child will get to tour the "back of the house" in the cafeteria, learn how to properly sanitize and wash their hands, store food, and take temperatures. 

Under the guidance of our school district director, they will then help in the preparations of a selected dish. The area that they will be cooking in will be set away from the busy kitchen and we will not permit knife use or open flames. Your student will then present their culinary creations to the front office staff and enjoy a special lunch with their fellow chefs! Just have your student let their teacher know they are interested in this class and we will set it up for you.

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Food Service Staff
 Anabel Rubio</br>                                                                                              
Director of Nutrition Anabel Rubio
Director of Nutrition
623-478-5628 Phone
623-478-5622 Fax
 Jeremy Mondragon</br>                                                                                              
Associate Director of Nutrition Jeremy Mondragon
Associate Director of Nutrition
623-478-5806 Phone
623-478-5622 Fax
 Almarie Rivera</br>                                                                                              
Associate Director of Nutrition Almarie Rivera
Associate Director of Nutrition
623-478-5629 Phone
623-478-5622 Fax
 Teresa Munoz</br>                                                                                              
Applications Specialist Teresa Munoz
Applications Specialist
623-478-5655 Phone
623-478-5622 Fax
 Marian Shepherd</br>                                                                                              
Accounting Specialist, Sr./Liaison Marian Shepherd
Accounting Specialist, Sr./Liaison
623-478-5627 Phone
623-478-5622 Fax
 Sarah Stoudt</br>                                                                                              
Nutrition Coordinator Sarah Stoudt
Nutrition Coordinator
623-478-5631 Phone
623-478-5622 Fax
 Scott Fedewa</br>                                                                                              
District Chef Scott Fedewa
District Chef
623-478-5806 Phone
623-478-5622 Fax
School Breakfast and Lunch
District Bistro Café Menu
Summer 2017
Lean and Green Menu

Lean and Green


In the News

Check out the most up-to-date information from our food service department. We are committed to keeping your children healthy and happy!

Feel free to check out the monthly newsletters from Southwest Foodservice Excellence, LLC.

Online Payments

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Wellness Policy

See what Littleton is doing to keep our students healthy and active:

To be a part of our wellness committee, please contact the food service department at (623) 478-5627. Parents, students, teachers, school nurses, P.E. teachers, and all admin are welcome!

School Cafeteria

We supply nutrition education on the back of the each month's menu and encourage our students to pick five every day!

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The following new snacks are now available to our students:

  • Crunchy White Cheddar Popcorn - $0.75 
  • Low Sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bar - $0.75
  • Low Sugar Cocoa Puffs Cereal Bar - $0.75
  • Reduced Fat Doritos Chips Cool Ranch - $0.75
  • Reduced Fat Doritos Chips Spicy Sweet Chili - $0.75
  • Whole Grain Poptarts - $0.75
  • Whole Grain Atomic Cheddar Cheez-Its - $0.75
  • 100% Juice Capri Sun Fruit Punch - $0.75
  • Bottled Water 16oz - $0.50

* Nutritional information is available at link above.