Food Services

Food Services Department

District Office phone number: (623) 691-4040
Fax: (623) 691-5925
Warehouse hours: 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Office hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Local Wellness Policy

To read our Local Wellness Policy, click here. To learn how to be a part of the local wellness committee call 623-691-4040.


Our mission is to serve healthy meals for the body and mind, for positive long-term health and academic success.


Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in School Nutrition by pioneering innovative methods of linking nutrition to lifelong learning.

As Cartwright students return to school this year, they’ll find healthy choices in their school cafeterias. School meals meet federal nutrition standards ensuring students receive a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat or fat-free milk each school day. Meals must also meet new limits on calories, trans-fat and sodium. We work hard to make these healthy choices delicious for our students. School meals are great tasting and a huge convenience for busy families. We are proud to offer all meals free of charge to students.


All our school breakfasts meet new standards to ensure students start their day with the nutrition they need to succeed. All grains served will be whole grain rich, and served with a cup of fruit and juice. Research shows that students who start their day with a healthy breakfast perform better in school. That’s why Cartwright is helping make sure students have access to healthy school breakfasts by serving breakfast in the classroom at most of our sites.

Breakfast in the Classroom

This year we are pleased to be serving Breakfast in the Classroom at all our schools.

Dinner Program

Students and community children (18 & under) can enjoy free dinners at Spitalny from 2:30-4:30 daily, during the regular school year. Dinners or snacks are served at other schools that provide after school activities. The dinner initiative has three goals: fighting childhood hunger, reducing alarming rates of obesity, and drawing more students to after-school programs, where extra academic help is available. Healthy dinners include high-quality protein, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

We offer a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Palm Lane, Cartwright, Spitalny, Tarver, Heatherbrae, Long and Downs. All students are provided with fresh fruits and vegetables in their classroom during the day.

Cartwright School District’s breakfast, lunch and dinner programs are federally assisted programs that provide nutritionally balanced meals to students each day. All meals served must meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans by promoting health and preventing disease through increased intake of fruits, vegetables and grains, while limiting fat, salt and sugar. The most important aspect of our program is to offer students a variety of foods to choose from so that sound nutritional choices are made. Our foods are student tested and accepted. To ensure product consistency, meal participation results are closely monitored.

For additional information call us at 623-691-4040.

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339 or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."


·  School Meal Menus

·  BAM Body and Mind

·  Choose My Plate

·  Dole 5 A Day

·  Kids Health

Diane GrumanDiane Gruman
Director of Food Services

Diane Gruman, SNS is the Director of Food Services for the Cartwright School District. Diane has served in this position since July 2011. She has worked in the Food Service industry for 40+ years and in school food service for the past 20 years. Diane is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, a member of the School Nutrition Association and is ServSafe Certified.

Lorraine Stull

Lorraine Stull
Asst. Director of Food Services

Lorraine Stull is our Food Service Administrator and has served in this position since February 2015. Prior to taking on the role of Administrator, Mrs. Stull was a Lead Manager with the Cartwright School District supervising 20 Cafeteria Managers, where she was responsible for Menu creation for all school-related programs and events. Prior to 2012, Mrs. Stull spent over 15 years in various positions within school systems, including those at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. When returning to the United States and settling in Arizona she has continued her foodservice career.
In addition to Mrs. Stull’s vast experience, she is a member of the School Nutrition Association and is ServSafe Certified.

Alea Washington

Alea Washington
Operations Supervisor

Alea Washington is the Operations Supervisor for Food Service. As a product of the Cartwright School District, Starlight Park, and Estrella she has worked for the District for 24 years. Alea has worked in most of the cafeterias. She is currently responsible for the daily operations of the cafeterias. Alea makes sure that all the district catering needs are taken care of.

Rosie Espinoza

Rosie Espinoza
Wellness Administrator

Rosie Espinoza is our District Wellness Administrator. Prior to coming to the Cartwright School District, she worked 10 years for the State of Arizona. She began her career with the State of Arizona as a clerical pool temp and worked her way into her first permanent position as an administrative secretary. After a few months as an administrative secretary, she slowly and steadily promoted into accounting positions with the Arizona Department of Health Services.  She assisted in the newborn screening billing department and finished as the Fiscal Services Specialist III lead with AHCCCS kids care billing department. She has an associate’s degree from Glendale Community College and a bachelor's in Coaching and Healthy lifestyle from Arizona State University. She plans on enrolling in a master's program pursuing a degree in exercise and wellness with a concentration in nutrition. She hopes to use all of my work experience and continued education to positively and effectively help the Cartwright School District Food Services Department continue to achieve its goals for many years to come.

Susan Cone

Susan Cone
Buyer/Fiscal Supervisor

Susan Cone is the Buyer/Fiscal supervisor for the Food Service Department. She is responsible for bids, ordering products and ensuring the fiscal integrity of the department.

Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia
Administrative Specialist

Christina Garcia has worked for the Cartwright School District since May of 2003. She started as a Kitchen Manager for 10 years. She is now the Administrative Specialist for the Food Service Department.

Sari H.

Isariya Hansumrithpol
Fiscal Specialist

Isariya (Sari) Hansumrithpol is the Fiscal Specialist for the Food Service Department. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, she began working for the District in 2004. She has worked in many positions at various sites in the District and has been in charge of Accounts Payable for the department since 2009.

Tammy Spitzer

Tammy Spitzer
Administrative Specialist

Tammy Spitzer is an Administrative Specialist for the Food Service Department. Her duties include processing free and reduced meal applications, submitting various reports to the director and to the state, daily data entry into our eTrition meal software system, making deposits and reconciling Food Services bank statements, assisting the Buyer, managing the small wares inventory, purchase orders, and other administrative duties. She has been in this position since July of 2017. Tammy started her career with the Cartwright School District in 2002. She moved to the Phoenix area from Maryland in 1996.

Fabiola Rodriguez

Fabiola Rodriguez
Catering Manager

Fabiola Rodriguez is the Catering Manager for the Food Service Department. This will be her first year as a Catering Manager; she will be in charge of all Catering services. Prior to this position, Fabiola worked as a kitchen manager and before joining the food service team at Cartwright she was a banquet chef. Fabiola has an AOS in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu College and she is a registered member of the American Chef Association. Right now, she is working on her Bachelor of Arts in Food Industry Management at ASU.


Beth Wright

Beth Wright
Garden Education Manager

Beth is an Arizona native, born and raised in Yuma. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Following college, Beth worked closely with schools in instrument sales and repair but during this time also took a strong interest in nutrition as she began to use food as medicine to support her health. An opportunity to gain hands-on experience presented itself, so Beth moved to Seattle, WA and spent a year serving in a non-profit that provides medically-specific food to people living with chronic illness. Following that opportunity, she returned to Arizona to complete a year of service with FoodCorps and was partnered with the Cartwright School District #83 where she could focus on a more preventative approach to nutrition. Upon completion of her service year, Beth was hired as Cartwright’s first Garden Education Coordinator.

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