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Welcome to Child Nutrition!

 

Welcome Back to School!


We hope you and your family enjoyed your Summer and are ready for a great school year!

 

Our Food & Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of over 150 food and nutrition professionals dedicated to the students of San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Our mission: Our mission is to provide access to quality nutritious meals in a customer-friendly environment, and to enhance and support all student’s and educator’s ability to achieve academic excellence while forming healthy life-long eating habits. All meals, food and beverages sold and served at all schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

We aim to do the best we can to offer affordable yet tasty meals that provide our students with the nutrients they need to be healthy individuals.

 

USDA research indicates that children who participate in the School Lunch Program have much better nutritional intakes that those who do not participate.

Here are some of the steps we have taken to make our meals health!

  • All meals must meet federal nutrition guidelines
  • Calories are limited based on the USDA guidelines for the age of the kids being served
  • Lunch also includes: whole grains, low fat dairy, baked items (nothing fried)
  • All wedge fries or onion rings are baked
  • Lunch options always include fresh fruit and vegetables from our Green's and Things salad bar
  • A wide variety of vegetable subgroups are offered including dark green, red/orange & legumes
  • Many of our fruits & vegetables are California grown
  • All fluid milk is 1% milk fat or less & low fat white milk contains 15 grams of sugar & our non fat chocolate contains 18 grams of sugar
  • Students have multiple food choices but must take at least 1 serving (1/2 cup) of a fruit or vegetable
  • Items may appear to be the same as store bought products, but many of our retail brands have been specifically formulated for schools with whole grains, reduced sodium & fewer calories
  • Chicken drumsticks may appear to be fried to appeal to students but are a baked item
  • Any of our pizza's feature a whole grain crust, low fat cheese with a reduced sodium sauce
  • Our Child Nutrition team utilizes a menu planning program that calculates the nutritional values of all meal offerings to ensure they meet strict USDA standards
  • We have eliminated items that contain trans-fats & limit the allowable saturated fat percentages of total calories.
  • We provide whole grain or reduced sugar cereals with only 5 – 9 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Increased the use of whole grain and whole wheat products in breads, pizza crust, pastas, breakfast & lunch entrées, cereals and many snacks while reducing the levels of sodium and saturated fat.
  • We serve 100% fruit juice.
  • Sodium range limitations per age based on grade groupings. Your child may notice that some items may have a slightly different taste profile with the reduced sodium preparation methods and manufacturer product reformulation being implemented to meet the new sodium guidelines.
  • Any snack or beverage offerings must meet strict restrictions based on size and nutritional value.


We serve approximately 6500 meals per day within the 36 schools. We are starting the new school year offering a variety of new items and will continue to add to that variety throughout the year.

We encourage parents to pre-pay for student meals. Parents are also encouraged to check their student’s account balances to ensure funds are available.

Did you know that your KINDERGARTEN or T-K child can participate in your schools lunch program? Please contact our department of your school site for more information.

We hope the 2017 – 2018 school year is off to a great start for you! And remember... 

Nutrition – It’s what we do!

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Breakfast Menu - $2.50

Reduced Price - $0.30

Lunch Elementary - $4.25

Lunch Secondary - $4.75

Reduced Lunch Price  (all grades) - $0.40

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Are your snacks smart snacks?

 

Check your snack's nutritional compliance here!


Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

 
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