Child Nutrition Services

Child Nutrition Services


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School Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Menus & Nutrition
Letters to Parents, FAQs & other documents
Other Information
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Wellness Information

School Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Menus & Nutrition

NI stands for Nutritional Info

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Elementary Traditional Breakfast
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Elementary Breakfast in the Classroom
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Elementary Lunch
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Middle School Breakfast
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Middle School Lunch
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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)
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After School Snack
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The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is pleased to announce a new way to contact the NSD with questions regarding the California competitive foods and beverages requirements. You can now e-mail your competitive foods and beverages questions directly to

For additional resources and guidance, refer to the CDE Competitive Foods and Beverages Web page at

Updated Smart Snacks in School Questions and Answers

On March 31, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued Policy Memorandum SP 23-2015 (V.3): Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule. To view this Policy Memo, please visit the USDA School Meals Policy Web page at

The USDA Policy Memo provides an updated series of questions and answers related to the federal Smart Snacks in School rule. The USDA states that it will update this memorandum as additional questions arise. Updated or new questions are identified with three asterisks (***).

The California Department of Education (CDE) will address these questions and answers in an upcoming Management Bulletin and integrate them into the upcoming Frequently Asked Questions on the CDE Competitive Foods and Beverages Web page at

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Mike Danzik, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-445-7346 or by e-mail at, or Rema El-Mahmoud, Child Nutrition Assistant, by phone at 916-323-5757 or by e-mail at

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Letters to Parents, FAQs & other documents

Document Link
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) View
Preguntas Frecuentes Ver
Special Meal Accommodation Information View
Special Meal Accommodation Form View
Letter Regarding Religious Restrictions View
Healthy Hunger Free Act of 2010: Breakfast View
Healthy Hunger Free Act of 2010: Lunch View
Competitive Food and Beverage Compliance Calculator Announcement View
Competitive Foods and FMNV - Clarification - School Nutrition (CA Dept of Education). View
Competitive Foods Quick Reference Cards (CA Dept of Education). View
Smart Snack Item List View
HACCP Manual: Adelanto School District Child Nutrition Services Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Manual. View

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Dairy Council of California

For nearly a century , the Dairy Council of California has served as the dairy industry’s contribution to community health, providing balanced nutrition education programs and resources that improve eating habits. We teach the value of Milk and Milk products in the context of a total diet. We offer comprehensive nutrition education curriculum and programs that focus on balance, variety and inclusion. Visit their website at Dairy Council of California

California Department of Education- Nutrition Services

The California Department of Education (CDE) provides leadership on and support of nutrition services to enhance the health, well-being, development, and educational potential of California’s children, adults, and families. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, has initiated the Team California for Healthy Kids campaign to promote good eating habits and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, before and after school programs, childcare programs and communities. The campaign will focus on making healthy choices the easy choices.

To view Superintendent Torlakson’s campaign, please go to the Team California for Healthy Kids Web page.

Tom Torlakson has unveiled his Blueprint for Great Schools which includes recommendations to improve nutrition and physical activity in schools.

His Blueprint can be viewed at CDE’s News Release Web page.

Source: California Department of Education- Nutrition Services

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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