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Welcome to Nutrition Services!

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to ALL students during the 2021-2022 school year!

Food Service Personnel will implement the following safety procedures:

  • Maximize physical distance as much as possible during meal service times, including maximizing outdoor eating areas as feasible.
  • Additional sanitizing stations in the meal service line areas. 
  • Dedicated entry and exit, where applicable.
  • One-way travel and quick service lines located next to entrances.
  • Maximize ventilation in cafeterias with doors and windows open to the extent possible.
  • Plexiglass shields at pay stations, where applicable.
  • All students will not have to use a keypad to enter ID. 
  • All condiments are packaged or served to students.
  • All food items will be served by food service personnel. There will be no self-service at this time.
  • Staff masked at all times.
  • Staff will make adaptations if public health guidance dictates.

The Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Department is committed to providing every student daily access to fresh, nutritious meals that meet or exceed federal, state, and AUSD guidelines. We provide about 2000 lunches to elementary school students and 1300 lunches to middle and high school students daily. We also serve breakfast at most of our sites.

FNS staff follow nutritional guidelines published by the United States Department of Agriculture. In addition, we offer salad bars and whole grain breads, pastas, pizza, and cereals at every school site. And we avoid the use of trans-fats, antibiotics, growth hormones, and high fructose corn syrup. Much of our food is made from scratch in our central kitchen, and over the last several years, we have begun incorporating more and more locally produced produce in our meals.

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 the health and nutrition needs of students.

AUSD Welcome Back Letter 2021-2022 COVID-19

Students Shall Not Be Shamed: A pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid meal charges is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil whose parent or guardian does not have unpaid meal fees would receive under that LEA’s meal policy.

Link to Senate Bill 250 and Senate Bill 265

Meal Counts Collection Procedure

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