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.
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.
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
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.
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.