Participation in our nutrition program does not impact immigration status. It is important that all parents continue to complete meal applications and other forms requested by your child’s school. Our school nutrition programs play a vital role in ensuring that students are eating nutritious meals that help them to concentrate during the school day and reach their full academic potential. Please continue to complete a meal application, if you believe your child(ren) qualify for a meal at no charge to you. The federal Public Charge rule does not impact the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs.
A new meal application is required every school year.
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- A new meal application is required every school year.
- Let us assist you at 12820 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, or submit the application from the privacy of your home.
It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to either:
- Submit a meal application
- Pay for student meals or
- Send the student to school with a meal.
Parents and guardians are expected to pay their delinquent debt. Remember to apply, if you believe you are eligible for a meal at no charge, so that no debt is incurred. Meal applications also assist the District with other funding.
LUNCH, BREAKFAST, AND MILK PRICING
Middle and High School Lunch $3.00
Elementary School Lunch $2.75
Breakfast Price, All Levels $1.75
Approved Meal Application Free or Reduced $0.00
We provide foods students like to eat and that are whole grain enriched, low in total fat, saturated fat, and are trans-fat free. Our meals provide calcium, vitamin D, A & C, protein, and fiber, in choices your child enjoys. We offer 1% and nonfat milk, along with Lactaid and soy milk. Vegetarian selections are available daily.
District Wellness Policy
The Board's local School Wellness policy, 5030, was updated after review, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The policy is reviewed and updated every three years. Anyone wishing to have input in regards to nutritional information, may contact Anna Apoian, Director of Nutrition Services, at 562-210-2147. Physical activity and educational input may be directed at a school's Wellness Representative or to Educational Services, 562-210-2000.
Here are a few reminders:
- All foods sold during the school day shall adhere to the USDA Smart Snack regulations and California law, in regards to calories, fat, sugar content, and sodium restrictions. The school day is defined as midnight to a half hour after school ends.
- The nutritional standards adopted by the District for all foods and beverages sold to students,apply to the District's food service program, student stores, vending machines, fundraisers, and other venues.
- Any food brought from home for a classroom party shall be packaged and labeled to ensure food allergen information is available.
- An addition to the policy is the stated District goal "to have the last student in line for lunch have at least 15 minutes to sit and eat his or her meal."
- The work-site wellness programs is administered through Risk Management.
- Physical and nutrition education is administered through Educational Services, for goals and assessments.
If you want your child to have soy milk, please submit a quick request in writing to Alexis Wahl at: email@example.com
30 percent of calories from fat, and
- Less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat
- School lunches must provide 1/3 of Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, and they must be served in age-appropriate portion sizes, as recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
As specified in the Buy American provision in the National School Lunch Program (subdivision (n) of section 1760 of title 42 of the United States code), products of domestic origin are strongly preferred (processed products should be at least 51% American origin). Further, in compliance with the Choose California Produce Act, Chapter 7 Part 1 of Division 21 of the Food and Agricultural Code, where price, fitness, and quality being equal, the District will give preference to supplies and produce that is grown, manufactured or produced in the state of California. Learn more about the Buy American memo, SP 38-2017 and California Assembly Bill No. 822 regarding Choose California Produce Act .