Nebraska's only private, independent day school for students age 3 to grade 12.


In an effort to support the health and safety of school communities, the CDC recommended suspending school-prepared lunch programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, this school year Brownell Talbot has instituted the following changes:

Brownell Talbot students eat with their class, advisory, or House, either in their classroom or in another location where social distancing is allowed such as outdoors.

Students are required to bring their lunch. Because of required health and safety measures and to minimize the amount of post-lunch cleanup that will be needed in classrooms, we have made some adjustments to what can be packed in a lunch. 

Packed Lunch Guidelines

  • All food items must be self-contained, easy to open without teacher assistance, and nut-free. To keep sticky spills to a minimum, no fruit cups, yogurt tubes, or sugary drinks are allowed.
  • To minimize spill risks, please send your child to school with a reusable water bottle pre-filled with their name on it. Filling stations are available throughout campus for easy refills. Water bottles are to be brought home by the student each day for cleaning.
  • No refrigerators or microwaves will be available for student use. 

Please note, no outside food is permitted to be delivered to campus.