- Received the Food Safety Award of Excellence.
- Produces almost 55,000 units of baked product each day.
- Cooks from scratch 1,440 pounds of taco meat per week.
- Bakes 15,000 elementary cookies per week.
- Cookies are made from scratch using applesauce and oatmeal.
- Makes 5,000 secondary bagels per week.
- Bakes 5,000 cinnamon rolls per week.
- Uses only trans-fat free margarine and 100% pure vegetable oil.
- Mixes and portions its own low fat ranch dressing.
- The bakery flour silos hold 10,000 pounds of whole grain flour.
- The warehouse handles about 400,000 cases of product a year.
- All schools offer both a breakfast and lunch program under the National School Lunch Program.
- Eleven sites provide snacks to kids after school (through the After School Snack Program).
- Seventeen sites provide supper/dinner to students (through the Child and Adult Care Food Program).
- Sixteen sites provide breakfast and/or lunch to pre-schoolers (through the National School Lunch Program).
- Over 15,000 cartons of milk (both 1% white and fat-free chocolate) are served to elementary students daily during lunch service.
USDA’s National School Lunch Program
EGUSD Food and Nutrition Services participates in the National School Lunch Program. State and Federal regulations mandate nutrition requirements as well as portion sizes. The goal is to provide at least 1/3 of the recommended dietary allowance for children of the various age groups. Meals must meet standards regarding calories, and sodium and provide no more than 30 percent of the calories from fat, and less than 10 percent of the calories from saturated fat. The menus are analyzed on a nutrition software program to meet those goals.
USDA’s School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program operates in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program. School breakfast meets recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Breakfasts must provide ¼ of the recommended dietary allowance for calories and provide no more than 30 percent of the calories from fat, and less than 10 percent of the calories from saturated fat. The menus are analyzed on a nutrition software program to meet those goals.
Provision II & Community Eligibility Programs
EGUSD’s Food & Nutrition Services is proud to provide free meals to all students at schools eligible to participate in the Provision II (P2) or Community Eligibility Program (CEP). Schools participating in P2 or CEP are able to provide healthy breakfast and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that school during the school year. The following are eligible schools:
|Provision II||Community Eligibility Program|
|Isabelle Jackson ES||Florin ES|
|Anna Kirchgater ES||Herman Leimbach ES|
|Charles Mack ES||Samuel Kennedy ES|
|Barbara Comstock Morse ES||David Reese ES|
|Prairie ES||John Reith ES|
|Sierra Enterprise ES||James Rutter MS|
|Union House ES|
|Samuel Jackman MS||CEP Parent Letter|
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
EGUSD Food & Nutrition Services receives grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide a fresh fruit or vegetable snack, during a.m. recess at least three days a week, at eligible elementary school sites. The following schools were provided grant funding for the 2020-21 school year:
|Florin ES||Samuel Kennedy ES|
|Union House ES||David Reese ES|