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Welcome to Nutrition Services!

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Our Mission…

The mission of the AUSD’s Child Nutrition Programs is to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables and the physical activity of students and their families. The school environment is one of several settings that can influence children’s food choices and eating habits. Schools can ensure that the available food, salad bars options are healthy and help young people eat food that meets dietary recommendations for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat or low-fat dairy products. Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns. Healthy eating helps prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Gardens are located at various sites and the community is invited to participate.

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

As required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the United State Department of Agriculture has issued new “Dietary Guidelines” for the Child Nutrition Programs during the school day. These standards set limits on calories, sodium, and saturated fat in foods and beverages and promotes snack foods that have whole grains, low fat dairy, fruits, vegetables or protein foods as their main ingredients. These standards are the minimum requirement for schools. States and local education agencies can continue to implement stronger nutrition standards for all competitive foods in schools. The meals served by the Food Services Department are analyzed on a monthly basis and meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

The Food Services Department currently provides: 17,250 meals per day of Breakfast, Lunch, FFV snack, After School Snack and Supper (served at all school sites)  are served on a daily bases. Food Service provides Catering Services and Senior Congregate Meals through out the Monterey County.


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 Learn more about our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and how this works in our schools.

Our Garden Bars are a huge hit with our students, learn about them here!

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

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