Food & Nutrition Services

Welcome to Food & Nutrition

Food and Nutrition Services is committed to providing the opportunity for every child to eat a well-balanced and nutritious meal daily. In advocating student achievement, our aspiration is to develop life-long eating habits that promote health and wellness through proper nutrition. 

Our Goals

The United States Department of Agriculture’s research indicates that children who participate in the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program have superior nutritional intakes compared to those who bring lunch from home or otherwise do not participate. In addition, studies show that proper nutrition improves a child’s behavior, school performance, and cognitive abilities. 

We serve approximately 2.3 million meals each year for $2.50 or less while generating our own revenue to reinvest to the program. Our service to the community prepares children to be engaged students. 

By combining culinary and nutrition talents, our goals are to:

  • Prevent hunger by providing attractive nourishing meals in a welcoming atmosphere
  • Contribute to student success
  • Offer nutrition education to students, employees, and the community
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment

Strategic Objectives

Student SuccessIn advocating student achievement, our aspiration is to develop life-long eating habits that promote health and wellness through proper nutrition.


Culture & ClimateProvide all students with a safe learning environment and a welcoming atmosphere.


High Quality WorkforceAttract, hire, support, and retain a high-quality workforce.


Communication and EngagementCommunicate and engage with students to build awareness and trust.


Strategic PartnershipsOffer nutrition education to students, employees, and the community.



traci simontonDirector of Food & Nutrition Services

 Traci Simonton
 772-564-4981


 Location

  Support Service Complex
      6055 62nd Ave, Vero Beach FL 32967
 772-564-4980 
 772-564-5048

Department Contacts

Food Service Specialist
  Amie Exclusa
  772-564-4980

Nutrition Specialist
  Elizabeth Alfaro
  772-564-4986

Accounts Payable Clerk
  Susan Iglesias Regueyra
  772-564-4988

Meal Applications Clerk
  Blanca Orozco
  772-564-4983

Field/Technical Operations Manager
  Mellisa Toperzer
  772-564-4982