But Goff said the goal is a work in progress. Some districts excel while others may require assistance.
Goff also worked with legislators to craft the recently passed West Virginia Feed to Achieve Act, designed to ensure that no child is denied a meal because of cost.
That bill, which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to sign this week, requires all schools to try to maximize participation in school meal programs and to take greater advantage of federal funding for them. It recommends programs such as "grab and go" breakfasts and eating breakfast in class.
It also sets up foundations in every county to collect private donations for the expanded programs. Districts could then give free meals to every elementary school student or use the money to improve food quality by embracing farm-to-school programs or community gardening projects.
To qualify for reimbursement for meals from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, county school districts must serve meals that meet certain federal standards for nutrition. Goff said the meals must represent each food group in certain quantities.
The meal Barbour schools had planned to serve May 2 would have qualified, Goff said. The menu promised a bologna and cheese sandwich, baked beans, a garden salad, fruit and milk.
"Is it reimbursable under federal guidelines? Yes. Is it suitable for the department? No," Goff said. "Does it meet our higher nutrition standards here at the state department and is it in line with the direction we're going? The answer is no."
Goff said he doesn't know how or why children ended up with a nutritionally deficient meal, but he credited Super for acknowledging the problem.
"People make mistakes," he said. "I think the important thing is it's gotten his attention, and he's dedicated to resolving it and fixing the problem."
Goff said the two discussed the entire April menu, and the state is reviewing the one for May.