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Smart Snacks In School
USDA Dietary Guidelines

Harvest of the Month

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Five Star Meals

Free curbside meal pick-up available for 18 years and under

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The USDA extended the federal waiver allowing schools to continue feeding children 18 years and younger, regardless of school enrollment, at no cost. 

 

 

Effective Monday, October 26, 2020, a meal validation card must be present to pick up a meal for your child.

 

ENROLLED MCS STUDENTS

MCS enrolled students should have received a card in the mail by Monday, October 26, 2020. You must bring this card to pick up meals.

 

NON-SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN OR CHILDREN NOT ENROLLED AT MODESTO CITY SCHOOLS

On Monday October 26, 2020, Nutrition Services staff began the validation process for non-school aged children or children not enrolled at Modesto City Schools. To be issued a card, one of the following forms of validation was required:

Acceptable forms of validation:

  • Child present in the car
  • Student ID card
  • Proof of enrollment at school
  • School document (ex. letter with student’s name on it)
  • Electronic document (ex. email with student’s name on it)
  • Childcare documents
  • Any other form of documentation that shows a child is 18 & under

 

Lost or altered forms will require revalidation. New cards can be issued at all of our 20 meal pick up sites. For more information call 209-574-1619.

 

Our mission is to create and maintain a healthy learning environment for all students by providing nutritious, chef-designed, globally inspired meals in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

 

NUTRITION SERVICES

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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