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Meal Information for Distance Learning 2020

Beginning Thursday, August 13, Nutrition Services will be distributing curbside meals at the attached 44 school sites throughout the district. Meal service will be Monday-Friday, from 7:00 - 8:30 am, not including holidays and non-instructional days. Meals for same-day consumption will include breakfast and lunch for SJUSD enrolled students. Meals cannot be consumed on site and social distancing protocols must be followed at all times.

Each students, parent or guardian must provide Nutrition Services staff with the student name and district-issued ID number. Meals will be charged based on the status of each student; free, reduced-price or full-pay. Meal applications must be completed for the current school year. Applications can be completed online (preferred method).  The link can be found on the left side of this webpage. Paper applications can be obtained at any meal pickup site and returned to any meal pickup site. Reduced-price and full-pay student(s) paying by cash or check: Payment must be in a sealed envelope, with the student(s) name and ID number written on top of the envelope. The full amount will be applied to the student account - change will not be given.

Questions may be directed to Nutrition Services at 916-979-8966 or


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We know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that 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.

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Meal Prices

Breakfast Prices

Elementary & K-8 Schools $2.00

Middle & High Schools $2.25

Reduced-Price All Schools $0.30

Lunch Prices

Elementary & K-8 Schools $3.00

Middle & High Schools $3.50

Reduced-Price All Schools $0.40

A la Carte Milk All Schools $0.50


Meal Applications

Free & Reduced Meal applications are available online by clicking the Meal Applications icon on the left side of this page, at the Nutrition Services office at 3738 Walnut Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608, and at every school office and cafeteria.

Cal Fresh Application Assistance

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Healthy food and good nutrition support learning and success in school!

CalFresh can add to your family's food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy food in many markets, food stores, and some farmers' markets. It takes less than 5 minutes to see if you qualify and just 30 minutes for a confidential appointment to complete your application.

Apply for CalFresh at your own school, without traveling anywhere!

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Edith Gonzalez

Community Liaison

San Juan Unified School District

Tel: (916) 979-8877

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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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