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Important Updates for School Year 2022-2023

Free Meals for All!

We are excited to announce that meals will continue to be free during the 2022-2023 school year.  The state of California is the first state to pass the Universal Free Meals Program.  Adult meals, non-student meals, and additional meals will be $4.00 for lunch and $2.50 for breakfast.

Meal Applications

Although meals are free for students in the state of California, school districts are still required to collect meal applications .  Starting in August, we will be collecting the Education and Nutrition Benefit Form (similar to the free/reduced meal application).  The information collected from the form is critical for district and state funding.  It will help us put money back into the classroom and it will increase the longevity of funding for the Universal Free Meals Program.  Your family may also qualify for additional benefits like free afterschool care or internet discounts.

Breakfast

Students will have two opportunities to get school breakfast this year.  A hearty breakfast will be offered, free of charge, before the start of the school day at all schools.  If your student did not get a breakfast before school, grab n’ go 2nd chance breakfast will be available at recess.  Please note that only 1 breakfast is free.

Food Allergies and Special Diet Requests

If your student has a food allergy or dietary restriction due to medical reasons, please submit a new medical statement each school year.  Medical Statement Form


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GUSD Wellness Policy

View the GUSD Wellness Policy: Wellness Policy / Poliza de Bienestar

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Other information 

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

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.

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Hannah Carroll, MA, RDN
Food Services Director
(805) 681-1200
hcarroll@gusd.us

Joe Beavers
Assistant to the Food Services Director
(805) 681-1200 x2256
jbeavers@gusd.us

Maria Alcantar
Food Service Secretary
(805) 681-1200 x2247
malcantar@gusd.us

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