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.

6/1/21 Update:  Effective June 2, IUSD will serve community meals on Wednesdays only. Nutrition Services will provide a week’s worth of breakfast and lunches on these days. The Creekside Learning Center will remain the pick-up location and the hours will be from 7-8:30 a.m. IUSD will serve community meals every Wednesday through August 11. 

free meal grab-n-go every wednesday

Summer Feeding Poster 2021

*No pork items are served in our Community Meals*

Click here for information on keeping your school meals safe at home.

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 https://capandemic-ebt.org/ 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.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

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. 
  • All serving lines will be single-sided, and if there are two serving lines in the cafeteria, the student lines will be on opposite sides to promote distancing. 
  • Students will line up with 6 feet of distance between each student; markings on the floor will help designate space. 
  • Elementary students will line up with their class so that Nutrition Services staff will be able to select students in the point of sale system using photos and/or names in each classroom.  This practice will eliminate students entering their number on a pin pad. 
  • Nutrition Services staff will be required to wear face coverings, plastic gloves and disposable aprons. 
  • 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.  Utensils and condiments will be handed directly to the students.
  • 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.
    COMMUNITY RESOURCES

     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 iusd.org/COVID19

    child with fruits

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.