Welcome to Nutrition Services!
MEAL APPLICATIONS & PRICING
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Complete a meal application on-line - CLICK HERE
It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to either:
Students are allowed to charge up to 5 lunch meals and 5 breakfasts, as an added convenience.
Meal debt, which includes meal charges and the cost of serving an alternative USDA meal, will be collected from the parents and guardians. 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.
You may pay in advance for your school lunches on-line at www.myschoolbucks.com, or at your school.
LUNCH, BREAKFAST, AND MILK PRICING
Middle and High School Lunch $3.00
Elementary School Lunch $2.50
Breakfast Price, All Levels $1.25
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 Boad'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:
**Supplier Issue - tamales & pupusas - there may be substitutions for these items until January. There was a fire at their production plant and supplies will be affected from our vendor.
Our Nutrition Services Department is dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition.
School lunches provide children well-balanced, healthy meals that are required to meet federal nutrition standards. We offer students a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains and salads. Under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, school meals must contain no more than:
School nutrition professionals must satisfy taste preferences and regional or cultural food influences to provide meals within nutrition guidelines that will be consumed by the students. School nutrition programs have reformulated kid favorites to make them healthy, like pizza prepared with whole wheat flour, low-fat cheese and low-sodium sauce. Chicken nuggets are not the same product served at most homes and restaurants; we serve chicken nuggets with a whole grain breading and are baked rather than deep-fried.
We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students. Children are increasingly recognizing and enjoying healthier food options at school.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Below is the specific language that LEA must include when notifying households about the EITC. This language is in RTC Section 19854:
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800- 829-3676 or through its Web site at www.irs.gov. You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site atwww.ftb.ca.gov.
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COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE BUY AMERICAN PROVISION & CHOOSE CALIFORNIA PRODUCE ACT
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 .