Child Nutrition Services
|Lea Bonelli, MS, RDN||Director, Child Nutrition Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anne Bartlett||Child Nutrition Specialistemail@example.com|
|Lisa Turley||Operations Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Please visit www.schoolcafe.com to get school menus and nutrition information on your phone!
Free Meals Available to EUSD Students for the 2023-24 school year!
Free meals will be available again to all enrolled EUSD students for the 2023-24 school year! This includes both breakfast and lunch at all 9 school sites!
There is no paperwork or meal application needed in order for your child to receive free meals; however, families may still apply for free/reduced priced meals in order to receive additional benefits that span across other district and community programs. Visit our "Meal Applications" section for more information.
Important School Meal Details for Parents
School Breakfast is offered at all 9 school sites before school starts. Please check with your school office for exact times and details about breakfast service at your child's school (typically between 7:30 am -8:00 am). Every breakfast comes with one entrée, assorted fruit, yogurt, string cheese, and locally-sourced milk.
School Lunch is where we shine. Often featuring scratch made hot entrees that will make even the pickiest eater happy! Every school lunch comes with one entrée, unlimited salad bar, locally-sourced milk, any side dishes (which rotate across the menu), and dessert on Fridays!
To receive lunch, students will either scan their lunch card or enter their four-digit pin number when they go through the lunch line (both provided at the beginning of the SY by their teacher). Take a look at our school lunch menus to see the variety of options offered daily, including vegetarian and gluten free options.
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 menu's are subject to change at any given time, but if a change does occur, our CNS team will make a dietitian-approved menu substitution. Some of the factor's that may affect a change in the menu/food product include: 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.
Food Allergies & Diet Accommodations
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 RDN, Child Nutrition Director via email email@example.com, mail or drop off with your school nurse.
EUSD Child Nutrition Services tries to provide a variety of meals that meet the needs of each student in the district. Gluten free and vegetarian meals are offered throughout the week and can be found on the menu via designated symbols. This includes entrees like Bean & Cheese Pupusas (GF), Tamales (GF), and Yogurt & GF granola, Quesadillas, Grilled Cheese, etc. Some Gluten free entrées are gluten free without the bread/bun/tortilla/etc. Corn tortillas available upon request. We do not serve items that contain nuts, however, some items may be processed in facilities that also processes nuts and other allergens. We serve gluten free items but our kitchens are not gluten free facilities.
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.