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Due to the nationwide shortage of food, equipment, and paper/plastic supplies, PUSD is having difficulty acquiring the products necessary to provide many of the meals and Smart Snacks required to support our menus. As a result, our menus are subject to change and may not reflect your preferred choices or the food items being served. We are working with our distributors to minimize this as much as possible, but our food distributors are also experiencing the same supply and labor shortages. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.
Foods and beverages served by PUSD Food and Nutrition follow federal, state, and local nutrition requirements based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA MyPlate food guide. Meals are planned, prepared, and served by a team of qualified child nutrition professionals, including a registered dietitian.
School Breakfast Program
School Breakfast provides students with 1/4 of their daily calories and key growth nutrients. A typical breakfast consists of a whole grain entrée, fruit or vegetable, and milk. Breakfasts are also limited in sodium, calories, saturated fats, and contains zero Trans fats. Students must take at least 1/2 cup fruit (juice or vegetable) with every breakfast.
School Lunch Program
School Lunch provides students with 1/3 of their daily requirement for calories and key growth nutrients. A typical school lunch includes an entree with protein and whole grain-rich breads or grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk. Students must take at least 1/2 cup fruit and/or vegetable with every lunch.
A la Carte Choices
In addition to complete school meals, a la carte foods and beverages ("Smart Snacks") are available for purchase at middle and high schools. All a la carte choices meet strict California Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards for calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, Trans fat, and other nutrients.
Food safety and sanitation are critical ongoing processes that require strict procedures and training. All Food and Nutrition Supervisors and elementary staff members are certified food safety employees who have passed a state-approved food safety certification examination. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards have been implemented at all Nutrition Centers. HACCP requires supervisors and staff to follow specific processes in the day to day operations to assure that food safety standards are being met at all times. These processes are documented and monitored at all levels.
Nutrients and the 8 most common food allergens may be viewed by clicking on menu items from the interactive menus posted below. All information is based on documentation provided to PUSD by its suppliers, and is current to the best of our knowledge. While the Food and Nutrition Department makes every effort to serve menus as published, vendors occasionally change ingredients or make substitutions without advance notice.
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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, 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;
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."