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Child Nutrition Services

Child Nutrition Information

Lea Bonelli Director, Child Nutrition Services x2570 lea.bonelli@eusd.net
Anne Bartlett Child Nutrition Specialist x2571 anne.bartlett@eusd.net
Lisa Turley Operations Assistant x2572 lisa.turley@eusd.net

Menus, Meal Service, Nutrition, & Allergen Information

May Menu 2023

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June Menu 2023

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Free Meals  Available to EUSD Students for the 2022-23 SY!

Free meals will be available to all enrolled EUSD students for the 2022-23 school year! This includes free daily Lunch, and new this year, free breakfast at all 9 school sites!

What Makes EUSD's Lunch Program Different ?

Encinitas USD Child Nutrition Services is committed to serving the healthiest meals around! We focus on scratch-made entrees that feature locally sourced produce and proteins, often grown on our own certified organic Farm Lab. We serve responsibly-sourced, sustainably raised meats whenever possible. Our pizza is made fresh in house, with a whole grain pizza dough made fresh daily and pizza sauce made with Farm Lab organic tomatoes, bell peppers and herbs. Our daily unlimited salad bars are a main focus of our school lunch, packed with local and organic produce for students to choose from. Often featuring organic EUSD Farm Lab grown produce, local fruits and vegetables and a variety of other toppings. 

We are proud to be able to provide students, parents, and community partners with the information that will allow our students to make educated choices regarding their school meals. All menu, nutrition information and allergens can be found on www.schoolcafe.com. The information provided on School Café is based on current information from manufacturers and Encinitas USD recipes.

Please be aware that there are factors that may affect a product’s actual nutritional value and/or ingredient composition at any given time – our central kitchen may make a dietitian-approved menu substitution; manufacturers’ formulations may change without notice; USDA products may become available at any time during the year and may replace a purchased item; product brands may change during the year; shortages or failed deliveries may result in menu substitutions; and recipes may change during the school year.

Special Diets & Food Allergies

If your child requires a special diet provided daily by the school cafeteria, a Request for a Special Meal form must be filled out in English by a U.S. licensed physician, Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner indicating the medical necessity and must be sent to Encinitas USD Child Nutrition Department. .

Please send all forms directly to Lea Bonelli, MS RD, Child Nutrition Director via email lea.bonelli@eusd.net, mail or drop off with your school nurse.

Form to request special meals: English/Spanish

EUSD Child Nutrition tries to provide a variety of meals that meet the needs of each student in the district. Gluten free meals are offered throughout the week and can be found on the menu with the symbol. This includes entrees like Bean & Cheese Pupusas, Tamales, and Yogurt with Gluten Free granola. Some Gluten free entrées are gluten free without the bread/bun/tortilla/etc. Corn tortillas available upon request. Items may be processed in a facility that also processes nuts and other allergens. We serve gluten free items but our kitchens are not gluten free facilities.

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: http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider