Child Nutrition Services

Child Nutrition Services is committed to providing high-quality and nutritious food options in our cafeterias while adhering to the strict regulations set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture for the school meal programs. These regulations ensure that our meals meet certain nutritional standards, supporting students' growth and development while reducing their risk of chronic diseases. By complying with these guidelines, Child Nutrition Services can guarantee that the meals are not only safe and of high quality but also provide the necessary nutrients for students. Additionally, Child Nutrition Services is always seeking new and appealing food options in our cafeterias.

Our district's nutrition program is committed to serving a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and whole grain products that are lower in sodium and saturated fat. This dedication to offering healthy food options ensures that students have access to meals that are nutritious and beneficial for their overall health. It's important to note that the meals served in your school's cafeteria are a healthier alternative to typical fast food options that students may be accustomed to. By providing meals high in nutrients and low in unhealthy ingredients, your school promotes healthy eating habits and sets a positive example for students. If you would like more detailed information on the food items served in your school's cafeteria, please call 619-425-9600 Ext. 181405 or Ext. 181406. Our registered dietitians can offer valuable information on the nutritional value of the food and answer any questions you may have.

Allergy Information

Your student's safety is of the utmost importance. We work as a team with our dietitian, parents, nurses, and cafeteria staff to ensure the proper meal accommodation is made for students that require it. If you feel your child needs a special meal accommodation, please get in touch with your student's school nurse and fill out the Medical Statement Form. 

Harvest of the Month

Several local school districts initially created Harvest of the Month in California as part of a broader nutrition education effort targeted toward lower-income students. Recognizing the value of this approach, the California Department of Public Health adopted Harvest of the Month in 2005, launching a statewide effort that is standardized, cost-effective, replicable, and available to all.

The program aims to increase the access and consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables through school meals and farm-to-school programs. It also aims to expand familiarity with California-grown fruits and vegetables, local farmers, the State's rich agricultural bounty, and how food travels from the farm to our plates. Please click the link for Spanish more information on Harvest of the Month.

Child Nutrition Services partnered with other San Diego County School Districts by adopting a yearly Harvest of the Month calendar to ensure the farmers know what to grow based on what we want to serve in our school. This will allow us to promote different types of produce in our school cafeterias each month and ensure that it is ready and available for consumption by our students.

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