Nutrition Services

Welcome to the Irvine Unified School District Nutrition Services web page.  We look forward to providing nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch for our students and staff.  Our menu analysis meets the Healthy School Meal Initiative guidelines for the minimum and maximum percentages of fat, saturated fat, protein, iron, vitamins and calorie requirements for children in grades K - 12.

All IUSD students are able to receive free meals during the 2021-22 school year, which include one breakfast (if breakfast is served at your school) and one lunch.  Please note that Nutrition Services will continue to charge students full-price for additional second meals and a la carte items.  To purchase free meals, students will utilize the cafeteria procedures we have used in the past.  Students will go through the cafeteria line, choose a meal, then enter their PIN code if an elementary student or Student ID if middle/high school student, then be on their way to enjoy their meal.  All first meals will ring up as free in students' accounts and second meals and a la carte items will be charged full price. 

We are working with Irvine Virtual Academy to establish a procedure and schedule for IVA students to procure free meals and will notify parents when this information is available.  Kindergarten and TK meal availability is individualized by school, please contact your site for more information.

A breakfast meal consists of an entree, a fruit or juice and a milk.  A lunch meal consists of an entree, a fruit or juice, a vegetable, and a milk.  All meals are required to include at least one fruit or vegetable.  Please click the menus link on this page for more information regarding our menus.  

Click here to read our letter to parents from the Reregistration website.

Click here to read our letter to parents regarding Free and Reduced Price Meals.

Click here to read our email to parents regarding Free and Reduced Price Meals.

*Please note that the cafeteria video featured on this page was created in 2016, so students and staff are not wearing masks.  All students and staff are expected to wear masks when in our cafeterias together.

Schools That Serve Breakfast

Beacon Park


Cadence Park

College Park


Cypress Village




Meadow Park

Northwood Elementary

Oak Creek

Plaza Vista

Portola Springs



University Park

Vista Verde




Jeffrey Trail


Rancho San Joaquin

Sierra Vista

South Lake


Creekside High

Northwood High

Portola High

University High

Woodbridge High

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Update

P-EBT 2.0 Flyer

Where can I get more information?  Who can I call for questions?

  • Please visit for more detailed information.
  • Call P-EBT Helpline at (877-328-9677 Monday - Friday from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • P-EBT is not administered by IUSD.  It is operated by the California Department of Social Services with the California Department of Education.



Nutrition Services health and safety measures include but are not limited to:

  • Students will use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the cafeteria and will be required to wear a face covering. 
  • Nutrition Services staff will be required to wear face coverings when students are present. 
  • A limited selection of entrees and a la carte items will be available.  There will be no salad bar this school year.  Everything served will be wrapped or packaged. 
  • Nutrition Services staff will disinfect the high-touch areas between each serving period.
  • Procedures may be modified to meet the unique needs of each site, such as smaller kitchen sizes.

     Families Forward

    If families need food assistance, Families Forward offers a drive-thru food pantry (M-F) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., located at 8 Thomas Drive in Irvine. The drive-thru stations will provide non-perishable items to families each week. No appointment is necessary. Visit Families Forward for more information.

    Families Forward also offers counseling services, housing programs, career services and more. If any family is facing a housing crisis as a result of COVID-19, please click here.

    Additional Long-Term Food Assistance and Community Resources

    Second Harvest Food Bank – Can help connect families to food resources in general and during the COVID-19 crisis. 211 OC – Is a resource center to link families to a variety of Orange County services, including food, the CalFresh program, housing, military and veteran services, and more.

    How You Can Help

    If you are able, please consider donating non-perishable items to Families Forward. These items can be delivered to their drive-thru pantry (M-F) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Below is a list of most needed items.

    • Cereal
    • Pasta sauce and Dried Pasta
    • Rice (1lb and 2lb bags)
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned chicken and tuna
    • Diapers (sizes 5 and 6)
    • Baby wipes

    For mental health and wellness resources, enrichment activities and more, visit

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    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.