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How do I apply for a meal application or an alternative application?


You may apply for an alternative application by visiting 


How do I get a document of free or reduced status of my student? 

You may print out documentation of the free or reduced status on


Natomas Unified School District
Triennial Assessment
Completed June 22, 2021
In accordance with the 2016 Final Rule, schools must complete an assessment of their district wellness policy every three years, at minimum. The assessment must include several components:

1. Comparison of the district’s School Wellness Policy to a model policy;
2. Measurement of the extent to which the district is in compliance with the policy;
3. Description of the district’s progress toward achieving the goals described in the policy.

Natomas Unified School District used the WellSAT Triennial Assessment tools and worksheets to fulfill the requirements of the Triennial Assessment. Results are detailed in the final report. 






We know that 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. Food and beverages sold or served at school meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S.D.A. Dietary Guidelines.

We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.



Our Mission:

The mission of Natomas Unified School District Food Services is to educate and to enable our food service staff to provide healthy meals to the students and the community which nurtures an environment where our guest achieve overall wellness and lifelong success.



 MySchoolBucks Lunch System



You may now make prepayments to your child's meal account at!


Learn how to get started making prepayments to your child's meal account at MySchoolBucks!

NOTE:  If a parent was previously registered with MYNUTRIKIDS their account has been automatically converted and there is no need to create a new account.  A returning user will complete the “access your account” and click the “log in” button.


 Special Meal Accommodations

Click on the following tab to learn more about Special Meals.

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Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Below is the specific language that LEA must include when notifying households about the EITC. This language is in RTC Section 19854:

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

For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC Web page at or the California EITC Web page at

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its Web site at You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its Web site

Thank you.