Lunch Applications

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Welcome to Nutrition Services!

  
Apply for free and reduced-priced lunches now.
Simply click on the Meal Application button on the top left margin of this page to begin this process.
Breakfast is free for all PSUSD students.
 
When your application is completed, you will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until you receive notification, you must provide your child with a lunch from home or lunch money.
 
Remember that you need to apply for Free and Reduced-Priced meals each school year, at the beginning of the year, even if your family income has not changed since last year. Also, you must add all students to one application. Only one application per family is necessary. If you have any questions, please call our office: (760) 322-4117, press 1 for English, press 2 for Spanish.
 
We proudly introduce new and student-approved menu items in each of our school cafeterias. 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.

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 their health and nutrition needs.
 

The National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs are federally funded to assist schools in providing nutritious breakfasts and lunches to school children, and are open to all enrolled students. Free meals are provided to all students who qualify for benefits according to specified family size and income requirements. In addition, we now provide suppers and snacks to students participating in the Afterschool Programs. The programs provide meals that contain 1/3 of the students's Recommended Dietary Allowance of nutrients. 

 

 Please click on the icon below if your student requires meal restrictions. Remember that this must be signed by your physician and turned in to your school cafeteria.                

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Parents & guardians interested in learning about helpful government-funded programs, including WIC (Women, Infant and Children), please click here.

We can connect you to free and safe Health Tips for parents and students.

BREAKFAST is free for all students enrolled in the Palm Springs Unified School District schools.
Just for fun, check out these games you can download for a bit of healthy fun - click here. GAMES
 
Students should have a kinesthetic brain break every 25-30 minutes. Brain breaks are refreshing to students and teachers alike. The efficiency of our students goes up when they incorporate Brain Breaks into their daily routine. Check out this BlogSpot devoted to Energizing Your Brain. 
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Did You Know...
    • The Nutrition Services Department provides lunch to more than 15,000 students each day.
    • The United States Department of Agriculture offers commodity foods for use in school breakfasts and lunches.
    • During the summer, we provide services to year-round schools, summer school, Early Childhood Education programs and Palm Springs Community School.