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Welcome to Inglewood Food Services!

At Inglewood Unified School District we know that 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 the students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

The Nutritional goal for school lunches is to provide approximately one third of the, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) as specified by the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences. It is not expected that each lunch, each day; will provide one third of the DA for all nutrients, but that when averaged over a  period of time, in which a wide variety of foods are served, the goal will be met. 

Most of our schools in the Inglewood Unified School District have been designated Provision 2 schools. Special Assistance Provision 2 is an alternative to standard methods of counting and claiming meals for reimbursement used in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program. (SBP) In the first year or Base Year of Provision 2, applications are distributed to all enrolled students and collected by the Food Services Department in the school food authority (SFA). All students are fed lunch and breakfast at no charge. An SFA establishes percentages for numbers of free, reduced price and paid students, by campus, by month, for lunch and for breakfast, in the first or Base Year of Provision 2. In subsequent years, only total meal counts are taken for reimbursable meals served. The Base Year percentages for free, reduced price and paid students for each campus, for each month, for lunch and breakfast are multiplied times the corresponding total monthly counts of reimbursable meals served, for each campus, for each month, for lunch and breakfast. This calculation will be the basis for reimbursement claims filed for a period of three years after the Base Year of Provision 2.

At the end of each 4 year period, the State agency may approve 4 year extensions if the income level of the school’s population remains stable. Schools electing this alternative must pay the difference between Federal reimbursement and the cost of providing all meals at no charge. The money to pay for this difference must be from sources other than Federal funds.


The Inglewood USD Food Services Department is self-supporting. Food, labor, benefits, equipment replacement, indirect costs, repairs and maintenance of existing cafeteria equipment are paid through income generated by the cafeteria and by Federal and State funding. The Food Service Department operates the kitchens at all school locations. 

Adult Meals

Adult meal services are provided through the district's participation in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Meals consumed by eligible children received State and Federal reimbursement. Adult meals are not reimbursed therefore the meals must be sold. As a service to employees of IUSD, meals for breakfast and lunch are made available.