Friendship Garden at Paul Ecke Central

Fresh fruits and vegetables grown at our own EUSD Farm Lab are brought to our school salad bars daily

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Green Garden Cafe

Inspired by thriving gardens found at our nine EUSD schools, Green Garden Cafe was created to serve students fresh food that they need to grow and succeed. From school garden produce on the salad bar to regionally sourced milk, Green Garden Cafe is providing students with nourishing foods that you can feel good about. Check out the new menus to see the selections offered to students each day. An unlimited salad bar is available with every school meal. The daily salad bar includes organic lettuce sourced from local and regional farms, Harvest of the Month produce on Wednesdays and a variety of salad dressings. Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays feature a variety of delicious options as well!

Between yoga programs, school gardens and a thriving Wellness Committee, wellness is a major focus for the Encinitas Union School District. EUSD Superintendent Timothy Baird shared, “Our goal is to serve the highest quality, best tasting, healthiest meals possible!

Student Lunch Menus

EUSD participates in the National School Lunch Program. With the recent adoption of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, EUSD has continued to improve the nutrient content of the meals it serves. The Child Nutrition Services Department analyzes all of its menus with the help of nutrient analysis software. USDA has set strict guidelines for calories, fat and nutrient content. At the bottom of each menu, you will find the average weekly nutrient analysis of lunches served. Click on the following links for the latest menu:

August/Agosto Lunch Menus

Wellness Committee Meeting Dates 2017

  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    March 1 – Olivenhain Pioneer, Room 102
    April 19 – La Costa Heights, Multi-purpose Room
    May 3 – Farm Lab

Contact Information

Department Directory: 760.944.4300 Fax: 760.942.2099

Name Position Extension Email Address 
Lea Bonelli Director 2570 lea.bonelli@eusd.net