Child Nutrition Services
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The Child Nutrition Services Department at Coronado Unified School District works to surpass the standard nutrition requirements while also creating meals and an environment that is attractive to students.
In adhering to nutritional standards, we not only follow the strict guidelines set forth by the State of California, but also those stated in the Student Wellness section of the Governing Board’s by-laws. We understand that health in our students needs to be cultivated in the classroom as well as at lunchtime. Nutrition is important, but so is encouraging children to actually eat the food. After all, what good is healthy food if they refuse to eat it? We also realize that we must create a conducive and attractive food service environment. The Island Café is specially designed and constructed to create a desirable ambiance. On the whole, we seek to serve students at both a nutritional level and also an enjoyment level.
FARM TO SCHOOL - Child Nutrition Services feels it's important for your student to make a connection with what's on their tray and where their food comes from. That is why we partner with Food 4 Thought to bring the freshest seasonal produce to your school's cafeteria. Through their 'Farm to School' program they are able to partner with small, family-owned California farms that share a commitment to student health and nutrition. Picked on Monday and “straight to the plate” on Thursday and Friday...ENJOY THE HARVEST!
Free Meal Daily for those Students in Need
Meals must be pre-ordered one week in advance. Please contact Charity Campbell, Director of Child Nutrition Services, for more information.
Free Grab and Go Meal Service Continues
- Where: Village Elementary and Silver Strand Elementary
- When: Every Monday (Tuesday will be the distribution day when Monday is a holiday)
- Location: Multi-Purpose Rooms at VES (H Street, with the line forming along Green Field on 7th Street) and Silver Strand Elementary
- Distribution Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM (while supplies last)
All families with children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals via curb-side pick-up. Each child will receive one bag that contains 7 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and/or frozen items (heating instructions will be provided). District and school staff will start "Grab and Go Distribution" of meal bags at 3:30PM, and will stop once all bags are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Bags will be placed into automobile trunks-they will not be handed through the vehicle window for the protection of both our staff and vehicle occupants. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window, no walk-ups or bicycles are allowed in order to maintain social distancing protocols. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car or during the scheduled distribution time, please email Charity.Campbell@coronadousd.net on Mondays before 2:00pm and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.
Meals may not be distributed to students. Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting this form at the time of pick-up. No meals will be distributed to parents/guardians without a child present or a form submitted at time of pick up due to state regulations.
Meals are available for all children aged 18 and under. Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District. Our incredible Child Nutrition Service team members are prepared to serve meals weekly to over 830 children (11,620 meals in total). As demands increase, we will continue to increase the number of meals we prepare in order to accommodate the needs of our entire school community. This is free for all children, regardless of meal status - please spread the word!
Apply online for free and reduced-price meals. Click on this link to get started (link will take you away from CUSD site)
Click here to make payments to your lunch account, check your balance, and view your lunch activity. (link will take you away from CUSD site)
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