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MySchoolBucks transaction fee increase:

Please note that the transaction fee for depositing school meal funds on is increasing to $2.49, effective August 1, 2018.  MySchoolBucks charges this fee each time parents use a credit or debit card to place money into their children’s accounts.  All MySchoolBucks account holders will be notified about this change via e-mail during July 2018.


MySchoolBucks allows parents to securely prepay for student meals online, view student purchases, enable low-balance settings, and setup recurring payments so the system will automatically add money to the account when the balance reaches the pre-selected threshold.  

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Poway Unified School District offers this service as a convenience for parents and does not collect, receive, or benefit from this fee.  It is the fee charged by the company that administers the credit/debit card payments.  Although a great option for parents, the online system is not required, and parents may still send money with students for lunch and breakfast purchases.  For questions about the fee increase, please contact MySchoolBucks by

phone (855) 832-5226 or email

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Welcome to Food and Nutrition!

Babre Lewis, Director
Steven Gregg, Operations Supervisor
Lauri Patton, Administrative Assistant
PHONE: 858-668-2570


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.



School Meal Prices will Increase beginning July 1, 2018


On April 19, 2018, the Poway School Board unanimously approved a twenty-five cent ($0.25) increase in meal prices beginning July 1, 2018, as stated below:



Elementary Schools $3.25 $2.25
Middle/High Schools $3.75 $2.50
Reduced Price Students $0.40 $0.30
Adults $4.25 $3.00


* Breakfast is served in only 8 schools

This increase will not affect students who receive free and reduced-price meals.  Major factors contributing to this price increase are new federal regulations and higher costs for food, salaries, employee benefits, supplies, and overhead costs necessary to prepare healthy meals.  Federal regulations also require schools to serve more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, plus zero trans fat, and lower amounts of sodium and saturated fats.

Meal prices are increased only when necessary to comply with federal mandates and help the program break even.  Even with the price increase, students are still getting a great value and a huge convenience for busy parents.



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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