Meal Programs

Breakfast 

Research confirms that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children’s health, academic achievement, cognitive development and mental health. To help ensure a successful start to their day students are offered whole grains, fresh fruit, and low-fat milk as part of a freshly prepared and balanced breakfast meal.
 
Menus are available at each school site office at the beginning of each month, posted at all cafeteria sites, on the Menu page as well as the PUSD Child Nutrition Facebook page
 
This year, 2018-19, begins implementation of Community Eligibility Program. Each student is afforded one breakfast and one lunch meal every day at no cost to the family. In the event your student would like an extra meal we encourage you to keep a small amount of funds on your student account and the amount of extra meals is listed below:
An extra Elementary breakfast cost is $1.50  and Jr. and Sr. High School breakfast is $2.00. An adult breakfast is $2.50
 
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Children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  •       Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  •       Concentrate better
  •       Be more alert
  •       Retain more of what they learn
  •       Participate in class

 

Every day students are offered whole grains, fresh fruit, low-fat milk as well as a freshly prepared breakfast offering

 

Please be sure to have your student(s) come by any of our cafeteria locations to enjoy the most important meal of the day!

Lunch

 

A full student lunch includes an entree supplying protein, grain, vegetables, fruit and milk. A salad bar is available daily at most of our sites on which we feature a variety of veggies and fruits including locally grown when seasonally available. Salad bar, where available, is open to all students free of charge and to staff and adults for $2.00. 

Menus are available at each school site office at the beginning of each month, posted at all cafeteria sites, on the Menu page as well as the PUSD Child Nutrition Facebook page.
This year, 2018-19, begins implementation of Community Eligibility Program. Each student is afforded one breakfast and one lunch meal every day at no cost to the family. In the event your student would like an extra meal we encourage you to keep a small amount of funds on your student account and the amount of extra meals is listed below:
An extra Elementary Lunch cost is $2.50  and Jr. and Sr. High School Lunch is $3.00. An Adult lunch is $4.00
 
 
 

Summer 

Children need good nutrition, all year long.  PUSD proudly operates the Seamless Summer Option in providing meals at no cost to kids ages 1-18 in all our communities. The Seamless Summer Option combines features of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), and the Summer Food Service Program making it possible for schools to provide nutritious meals, after the regular school year ends. 

After School Meals

When school is out and parents are still at work, children need a safe place to be with their friends, with structured activities, supportive adults, and good nutrition. Afterschool programs that participate in CACFP give children and teenagers the nutrition they need, and draw them into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning. Currently, Indian Valley Elementary in Greenville and C.Roy Carmichael in Portola operate Afterschool programs. 

After School Meals
 
For additional Afterschool Programs that would like to participate in CACFP please contact the Food Services Department at 530-283-6500 ext 5235

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider