Welcome to Food and Nutrition!
Babre Lewis, Director
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The Food and Nutrition Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who 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.
2016-17 MEAL PRICES
* Breakfast is served at these eight (8) schools: Los Penasquitos ES, Meadowbrook MS, Midland ES, Mt. Carmel HS, Pomerado ES, Poway HS, Valley ES, and Westview HS.
NOTE: Occasional special event meals (such as holiday meals) cost more than the regular meal prices shown above. Watch for details in your school's nutrition center.
Healthy Salad Bars!
Our Food and Nutrition Department is proud to share the success of our healthy salad bars and how they have contributed to getting students to eat more fruits and vegetables every day at school. Students have shown that when offered multiple fruit and vegetable choices, they respond by trying new items, incorporating greater variety into their diets, and increasing their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.
School salad bars are an effective strategy to increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption, promote healthier eating habits, and meet the nutrition standards for school lunch.
There are many benefits of salad bars in schools, and they extend beyond the healthy foods consumed during the lunch hour. Increased daily access to a variety of fruits and vegetables provides a personal experience about choices that can shape behavior far beyond the school lunch line. Children learn to make decisions that carry over outside of school, providing a platform for a lifetime of healthy snack and meal choices.