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Welcome to Food Services!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. The Food Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Food and beverages sold or served at school meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a diverse selection of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

HHFKA & SMART SNACK! What do these mean? Well, HHFKA aka the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, or HHFKA for short, outlines all rules and regulations we must follow within the guidelines of both the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  We continue to offer ALL whole grain and whole grain rich bread and breaded items; sodium levels in all meals have been reduced for both breakfast and lunch by grade level; less sugar and even more fresh fruit and vegetable options will be offered.

Every student, regardless of age or grade is required to take no less than ½ cup fruit and/or vegetables daily at both Breakfast and Lunch.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • 2018-2019 meal benefits EXPIRE on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
  • Meal applications need to submitted annually.
  • Free and Reduced-Price meal applications for 2019-2020, will be sent home to all elementary student households in the student Back to School information packets from the school sites. 
  • Applications for middle school and high school students will be available at registration. Please be sure and remember to stop and check your student(s) account balance(s), place money on account for the first day of school and/or submit your application. 
  • Only one application per household please.
  • We cannot accept Debit or Credit card payments, CASH or CHECKS only.
  • If you receive any benefits, such as SNAP or Medical, you will need to provide the full name of the program and case number.
  • If a current school year, 2019-2020, meal application has not been received in the food service office and processed by October 3, 2019, any benefits issued to your student(s) in the 2018-2019 school year will not be valid on Friday, October 4, 2019 and all meals will be charged at the full price.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for paying any and all negative cafeteria balances. 
  • Food service cannot reversed any charges placed on any any student account for any reason.

FOOD ALLERGIES?

  • If your student(s) has any food allergy you need to submit a signed physician's statement every school year to the food service office.
  • Please be sure to keep us informed if any changes occur during the school year.  
  • A copy of this statement can be found by clicking the Program Information button at the bottom of this page.
  • Physician statements submitted to your school nurse are NOT share with the food service department.
  • Food service does NOT share any like statements with your school nurse.
  • Please call the Food Service office if you have any questions" (310) 842-4200 ext 3310.

MENU PRICES 2019-2020 School Year

All Reduce-Price Meals:  Breakfast $0.25; Lunch $0.40

Elementary Paid Meals: Breakfast $2.00; Lunch $3.00; Milk $0.35

Middle School and High School Paid Meals: Breakfast $2.25; Lunch $3.50; Milk $0.35

MEAL PAYMENTS:

  • Prepayments can be made online using e-funds.
  • When setting up your account be advised you will need to know your student's 9-digit student ID number, this can be found on your registration information.
  • You can also deposit funds at your school site in the form of CASH or check made payable to "CCUSD".
  • When depositing funds please be sure to place funds in an envelope and write your student's name and PIN number on the front of the envelope in order to insure funds are deposited to the correct student account.
  • Food Service and it's employees will not be responsible for funds placed in any envelope that does not have this information.
  • We also suggest that you include your students name and/or PIN in the left hand memo section of your check.

ADULT MEAL PRICES

Elementary Schools – Breakfast is $3.50; Lunch is $4.00; 

Middle School and High School – Breakfast is $4.00; Lunch is $5.00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1.  Will my child be fed even if he does not have money?  Yes, all children will be fed and no alternative meal will be substituted regardless if the child has lunch money that day.

2.  Will I be notified if my child has a low or negative lunch fund balance?  Yes. you will receive weekly phone calls if child has a low lunch balance, under $5.00 or a negative balance ($0.01).  Please do not ignore these phone calls as they cannot be stopped until more money has been placed on the account or the account has been brought to zero ($0.00).

3.  Can I close my child's meal account?  No.  As long as your child is enrolled in CCUSD they will have a meal account, even if they do not eat in the cafeteria.

4.  What do I do if I not want my child to have chocolate milk?  You can contact the Food Service office at anytime to OPT OUT of chocolate milk for your child and their account will be noted 

5.  What if my child is allergic to soy, wheat, etc.?  Again, if your child has any food allergies you need to submit a signed doctors note to the Food Service office.  We do not share medical information with the school nurses and therefore a separate note MUST be submitted to the Food Service office so that your child's account can be noted with specific allergies.

6.  Do I need to submit a new Free and Reduce-Price Meals application every year?  Yes.  If you believe you qualify for benefits again this year and in order to receive uninterrupted benefits if qualified, please be sure to submit your 2019-2020 meal application BEFORE October 3, 2019.  Any student receiving Free or Reduce-Price benefits last school year and does not have a current school year application on file on October 3, will be charged full price for breakfast and lunch.  Any charges placed on the account will not be reversed.

 


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Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

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