Food For Thought


Casa Lunch – Organic medium white cheddar cheese and veggie sandwich on whole grain bread with dill pickle spear (gmo free & organic).  

Welcome to the Headwater Hills School food program. My name is Tracy Pillsworth. I am passionate about food and health and have worked in the health and fine foods industry for over 20 years.

I have been with Headwater Hills since 2014 and my love for nutrition and food is reflected in the meals that I prepare for the children. Not only do I plan and prepare the school meals and snacks for the month, I am very honored to do so. It is challenging, rewarding and a privilege!


Although I am almost always using local, fresh, organic foods, it is important to me that the price is still affordable. When you weigh these prices against what you would normally spend on groceries as well as the time and stress saved by not having to prepare lunches every day, it is my hope that you see this as a positive situation for you and your child.

If you are a casa, elementary or middle school parent and are interested in taking advantage of the food program but have reservations about the food being served and how it may fit your child’s dietary needs and wants, please contact me at and I will do my best to accommodate.

There are two options. You can either pay month by month or for the full year at a discounted price of $10.00 less per month. If you choose to pay monthly, sign-ups and payments for the lunch program are done in advance between the 15th and 25th of the previous month.

Yearly Monthly
CASA FULL DAY – 2 snacks and a lunch $1000.00 $110.00
CASA HALF DAY – 1 snack $250.00 $35.00
ELEMENTARY – 1 snack and a lunch $1250.00 $135.00
MIDDLE SCHOOL – 1 snack and a lunch $1350.00 $145.00


I need your input! If you are interested in signing up, but pricing is a concern, or if your child has strong food preferences, is on a specific diet or has food allergies or intolerances, let me know so that I can give you the best possible experience that the Food Program at Headwater Hills can offer.

When helping children grow to their full potential we see that food and nutrition play a monumental role in health, well being and developmental growth. Gaining an appreciation of foods and nutrition and a greater understanding of food through good diets, learning and exploration, can make a difference throughout the children’s whole lives.

Healthy eating and fresh hot lunches are an important part of the daily school experience at Headwater Hills. The students enjoy this special time together and as part of the practical life experience children participate in both the set-up and cleanup of snacks and meals, and learn to take responsibility for the cleanliness of their areas.

Please note that almost all food served is GMO free, organic and locally sourced when possible. The meals and snacks will sometimes change due to the foods in season or to try new things.

My approach to food is helping children develop a more positive, health conscious relationship with food. For example, this spring the students will help plant and harvest fruit, vegetables and herbs from an organic garden and help prepare the food for food program consumption, yum! This cultivates an understanding of where our food comes from at an early age. 

Thank you, enjoy & share the food love,