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Food Services

CUESD school cafeterias ensure that meals served to students are healthy and well-balanced and provide students with all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.  School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins, and grains and must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.  Our school meals will surpass state standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  • More whole grains
  • And less sodium
We offer locally grown fruit (when available) and strive to provide CUESD students with healthier and tastier choices.
Important Food Services Information

Important Food Services Information

Are all School in the District Free and Reduced?

All enrolled students in CUESD schools, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you if your child(ren) attend(s) one of these schools. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

The CEP is an alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications.
For more information about CEP, please click here USDA Community Eligibility Provision Information

Are Alternate Menu Choices Allowed?

Food services no longer porvides an alternate component for children with food allergies or intolerances.  
Menu substitutions will only be provided for children with a disability as defined under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act with a signed statement from a licensed physician stating that the allergy may result in a severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reaction.  The doctor's statement must also include substitutions.

What is the District's Wellness Policy?

The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students.
The Superintendent or designee shall coordinate and align district efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment.
A School Wellness Council was appointed by the Superintendent during th 2021-22 school year and tasked with the responsibility to review and updating the of the CUESD Wellness Policy.  
A revised Wellness Policy was approved by the School Board June 22, 2022.

USDA Nondiscrimination Notice

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  • mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  • fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  • email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Statement Updated: 05/05/2022

What Is the Income Survey?

The Income Survey helps determine the district’s and your site’s LCFF Supplemental and concentration Grant funding, even though every student at a CUESD site is automatically able to receive healthy breakfast and lunch meals at no cost.
By filling out the survey through the online enrollment process, you help ensure that your student’s school continues to get the full educational funding needed for your student’s education, including computers, books, and school supplies.  Income Surveys for all students are completed every four years as a requirement of CEP.
The information submitted on the form is a confidential educational record and is therefore protected by all relevant federal and state privacy laws that pertain to educational records including, without limitation, the  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99); Title 2, Division 4, Part 27, Chapter 6.5 of the California Education Code, beginning at Section 49060 et seq.; the California Information Practices Act (California Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.) and Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution.

Food Service Operations Documents

My Plate English  Eat Smart Healthy Page 2 English
Monthly Menu

Monthly Menu

Nutrition Services Manager, Allison Sedlak
Allison Sedlak, Nutrition Supervisor
(530)824-7715 ext. 2212
My Plate Spanish  Eat Smart and Healthy Page 2 Spanish