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Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!


                                               EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT INFORMATION

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

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 at


                                                         SEAMLESS SUMMER FEEDING SCHEDULE

     Child Nutrition Services is excited to be providing free meals to our community this summer!  The LUSD
Summer Feeding Program provides FREE MEALS to ALL individuals 18 years old and under who wish to
participate.  All you need to do is come to any of the below listed locations during meal service time to receive
free breakfast and/or lunch!

     Meals will be served Monday through Thursday or Friday dependent on location (except for the week of
June 4th which will be Wednesday & Thursday only, and the week of July 2nd which will be Monday & Tuesday
only at all sites.  See below for designated dates, times and locations:  

                                                                       June 6th thru July 19th, 2018 (no Friday service)

                                                                            John R. Williams School
                                                                              2450 Meadow Avenue
                                                              *Breakfast 7:30-7:55  *Lunch 10:30-11:00

                                                                        June 6th thru July 20th, 2018 (Friday July 13th & 20th)

                                                                                Sierra Middle School
                                                                              6768 Alexandria Place
                                                               *Breakfast 7:30-7:55  *Lunch 10:30-11:30

                                                           Saint Frances Village Apartments (LUNCH ONLY)
                                                                            4303 Manchester Avenue
                                                                                *Lunch 11:30-12:15

                                                                        June 11th thru July 20th, 2018 (Friday July 13th & 20th)

                                                                              Village Oaks High School
                                                                                 1900 W. Swain Road
                                                                 Breakfast 7:30-7:55  *Lunch 10:30-11:00

Additional Summer Feeding Sites may be added
*Times are subject to change - Updates will be posted to the
Child Nutrition Services website at



Again this school year, Lincoln Unified school cafeterias are meeting State & Federal nutrition standards for
school meals, ensuring that our meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students the nutrition they
need to succeed in school.  Now is a great time to encourage your children to choose school breakfast and

School Meals offer students milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains.  They must meet strict limits on
saturated fat, sodium and calories.  In school year 2017-2018, school breakfast & lunch will continue to meet
standards requiring:

                               * Age appropriate calorie limits

                               * Fat-free or 1% milk  (flavored milk must be fat-free)

                               * A wide variety of fruits and vegetables

                               * Whole grain products

As we continue to implement State & Federal meal regulations, students are still required to select at least a
1/2 cup serving of fruit and/or vegetable with both their breakfast & lunch meals.  

As food costs continue to rise, it is necessary for us to increase our full-price meals to $2.50 at all K-8 sites and
$3.00 to our Sierra Middle School, Lincoln High School and Village Oaks High School students.  This increase
will help us to continue to bring new delicious and nutritious entrees, fruits & vegetables to our students.  
Please be sure to check our menu each month as we will be adding new items all year long.  

Please let us know if there are any special dietary needs necessary and so we can best accommodate those


                                                      Good Nutrition And Learning Go Hand In Hand.

The Nutrition 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.  

Giving students the opportunity to make healthy choices regarding nutrition is an important part of their
education. Every day, students will be offered a variety of entrees and many choices of fruits, vegetables,
whole grain products and milk from which to choose at mealtime.

We are committed to offering a wide variety of healthy foods to our students while complying with all nutrient
and menu standards as well as program standards set by state and federal agencies that govern the National
School Lunch & National School Breakfast Program.  We hope to broaden the student's knowledge of what is
available locally and expose them to foods they may not have considered previously. It is also our goal that
each student will truly enjoy the meals offered while gaining their nutritional benefit.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based
on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.  

Again this school year students must take a 1/2 cup serving of fruit/vegetable with every breakfast & lunch
meal.  We will provide a variety of fruits, vegetables and 100% juices to help students make healthy and
delicious choices for their meal.

We hope each of you have a truly successful school year.