Food & Nutrition Services
Enjoy Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch at School!
California Universal Free Meals 2023-2024 School Year
Mission: We strive to serve ALL students nutritious, LOCAL, and freshly prepared meals at school. We support and encourage students' exposure to our local food system by connecting our kitchens, classroom, and garden space.
WELLNESS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION
Classrooms have many celebrations throughout the year from birthday celebrations to holiday parties. With these celebrations, often comes unhealthy food, which can contribute to unhealthy eating patterns. However, with the help from teachers, parents, and school staff the focus can be shifted from unhealthy food to healthy fun!
2021 Award Summary: San Miguel Joint Union School District will partner with Shandon Joint Unified School District and the California Wheat Commission to procure whole grain wheat from California farmers, use a mill to process the wheat, and then make fresh baked goods and use a pasta extruder to make fresh pasta for school meals. The district will also foster collaboration between the Food Services Department and Agriculture Department to educate students in the school garden program about how to plant and grow wheat, fruits, and vegetables that are used in the school kitchen. Additionally, the district will work with the California Wheat Commission to incorporate whole grain growing, milling, and processing into existing school curriculum.
2022 Award Summary:
San Miguel Joint Union School District will expand its “wheat2school” program through garden education and cooking classes. The district will partner with a community bakery that sources local grain to procure 100% whole wheat bread and pizza dough for student meals. The district will expand local procurement of fruits, vegetables, and meats to create a hyper local plate.