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Effective April 26, Nutrition Services will be making changes to curbside meal service.  Serving times and locations have changed. Please see the attached document for locations and serving times.

Weekend meals will only be available curbside on Friday, between 12:00 - 12:30 at our high school locations as listed on the attached document.

Parents/Guardians Meal Pick-up Procedure for Curbside Meals Only

If you have a yellow and/or blue color validation form (former Cohorts A and B), please continue to use in order to pick-up meals on Wednesdays and Friday's weekend meal pick-up. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, your student(s) will receive meals when leaving school, as long as they requested a meal through the classroom teacher (elementary only) during meal count.

Orange Validation Form - for Cohort C students and non-enrolled children ONLY and must be used when picking up meals daily.

  • In order to receive an orange colored validation form, you must bring all your children on the first day you pick-up curbside meals. Our Nutrition Services staff will provide you with the orange validation form at that time.
  • If your children are not in the car when picking up curbside meals, a validation form must be shown.
  • If lost, or should the cohort or number of children change, a new validation form(s) will be required.

Meals will continue to be provided free of charge to children ages 0 - 18. Free and Reduced-price meal applications are currently not required or available.

Nutrition Services department contact information: 916-971-7026 or


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Due to USDA regulations allowing all children ages 18 - 0 to receive meals at no charge, the California Department of Education issued new guidance on November 17, 2020, that school districts may no longer collect, or process school meal applications. Therefore, San Juan Unified School District will be asking families to complete an Alternative Income form. Please contact your school site for a copy of this form, which is not available through Nutrition Services.

Questions: Call San Juan Nutrition Services at 916-971-7026 or



We know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

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Cal Fresh Application Assistance

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Healthy food and good nutrition support learning and success in school!

CalFresh can add to your family's food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy food in many markets, food stores, and some farmers' markets. It takes less than 5 minutes to see if you qualify and just 30 minutes for a confidential appointment to complete your application.

Apply for CalFresh at your own school, without traveling anywhere!

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Edith Gonzalez

Community Liaison

San Juan Unified School District

Tel: (916) 979-8877

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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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