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Student Nutrition

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Our purpose:   To make sure our students are well-nourished; fueling them to succeed in this ever-changing world.
Our mission:  To provide delicious and well-balanced meals for all students in a friendly and courteous environment. 
Our vision:  We want every student to have access to the best tasting and nutritious meals at the highest level of service.
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School food menus

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School food menus

"It's on me, Meals are free!" 
one breakfast and one lunch free per student every school day regardless of income
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"It's on me, Meals are free!" 
one breakfast and one lunch free per student every school day regardless of income
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On may 23, 2023 Our meal payments platform, Titan Family Portal, has been upgraded to LINQ Connect. 

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On may 23, 2023 Our meal payments platform, Titan Family Portal, has been upgraded to LINQ Connect. 

What do you need to do?

1.  Download the new LINQ Connect app in the Google Play Store available now and the Apple Store that will or visit LINQConnect.com if you use a browser.
2.  No need to change your username or password. All your information will be transferred to the new site for your convenience. 

Why use LINQ Connect for Meal System?

1.  It allows you to view all your students in one profile.
2.  LINQ Connect allows you to set up onetime or recurring payments for your students’ meals.
3.  You can also view previous transactions, set spending limits, transfer funds between students, set low-balance notifications, and more. 

 

Titan School Solutions is Upgrading to Linq Connect

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Field trip or Special Event form
For colusa unified school district staff

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Field trip or Special Event form
For colusa unified school district staff

Field Trip Request Form for School Meals

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Food allergy?  food sensitivity? alternative meal?

Food allergy?  food sensitivity? alternative meal?

If your student has a food allergy, food sensitivity, or requires food to be further processed, you MUST fill out the form below (click link) and return to the Director of Nutrition Services. 
This form is required in order for the nutrition staff to provide/prepare alternative food and drink to your child if they are receiving meals from the school food program.   
Examples:  Child is lactose intolerant.  Child is allergic to tree nuts.  Child can not swallow and needs food pureed.
1.  Print Form
2.  Have child's doctor fill out and sign form
3.  Return completed form to Director of Nutrition Services (drop off or mail: 745 10th St., Colusa, CA. 95932; scan and email: cbarber@colusa.k12.ca.us).  Make sure to include your name and contact information.  Keep a copy for yourself.
4.  Once the form is received, it will be reviewed and the Director of Nutrition Services will call you to go over the meal plan.
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What makes a meal?

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What makes a meal?

Offer vs. Serve Method (OvS):  This means that for breakfast, 4 components are offered and you need to choose at least 3, but may take all 4. For lunch, 5 components are offered and you need to choose at least 3, but may take 4 or 5. The components are: fruit, grain, milk, meat/meat alternate, and vegetable. (Sometimes the grain and protein are combined. A hamburger for example, would count as 2 components.)  For both meals, a 1/2 cup of fruit and or a vegetable MUST be taken.  This is what we call a "reimbursable meal".  If a student does not select at least 3 of the food components, then the meal is not reimbursable and the student must pay according to a la carte pricing.
 
CAFETERIA CONNECTION - What are the meal guidelines?
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Nutrition Staff

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Nutrition Staff

Burchfield Primary School:

Betty Ann Coronado, Head Cook; Micheal Cox; Shelly Sterk

Egling Middle School:

Terri Caddick, Head Cook; Jessica Bedolla; Laura Estrada-Munoz

Colusa High School:

Donna Mahorney, Head Cook; Jennifer Bacon; Casandra Villanueva

 
For questions regarding your students lunch account or any comments, suggestions, and concerns, please contact the Director of Nutrition Services:
Callie Barber
cbarber@colusa.k12.ca.us
530.458.7791 ext 4040
Office & Mailing Address:  745 10th Street, Colusa, CA. 95932
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Changes from the Wellness Policy triannial assesement in 2021
can be viewed here:
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Pandemic ebt (P-EBT)
 

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Pandemic ebt (P-EBT)
 

P-EBT is a federal program that gives eligible households food benefits to replace in person school meals that children missed due to the pandemic. P-EBT benefit levels are based on the amount of time a student missed school meals because they attended school through independent study (IS), or attended school in-person but were absent presumed due to COVID-19. Therefore, the number of students that qualify for P-EBT in SY 2021-22 and corresponding benefit levels may be significantly lower than in prior P-EBT issuances. 
 
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) will begin mailing SY 2021–22 P-EBT cards in November through December 2022. These cards will have benefits for the months of August 2021 through December 2021. P-EBT cards will be reloaded with a second issuance of benefits in December reflecting the P-EBT benefits for the months of January 2022 through May 2022. Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits will also be loaded on to existing cards in December. Newly eligible students will be mailed a card containing Summer 2022 benefits if they did not qualify for SY 2021–22 P-EBT.
Please note that P-EBT benefits are based on the amount of time a student missed school meals because they attended school through independent study or attended school in-person but had excused absences of at least 5 days or more during a month presumed due to COVID-19. Therefore, the number of students that qualify for P-EBT in SY 2021–22 and corresponding benefit levels may be significantly lower than in prior P-EBT issuances. P-EBT cards will be issued to each eligible student in a household. For example, a family with three eligible children would receive three P-EBT cards, one assigned to each eligible child.

Resources for SFAs and Households

The CDSS has resources available in multiple languages on a new P-EBT web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab.. SFAs can use these resources to communicate with households about P-EBT.
In addition, the CDSS has also made improvements to the P-EBT Helpline to assist eligible households with issues related to P-EBT, such as setting up a PIN, changing addresses, requesting replacement cards, or general questions about eligibility and benefits. Also, a new live chat feature is now available on the P-EBT website to provide general support. The contact information for the P-EBT Helpline is below.

Contact Information

Households that require assistance with P-EBT cards can call the P-EBT Helpline at 877-328-9677 (Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or use the new chat function on the CDSS P-EBT web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab..
For Local Educational Agencies with questions about P-EBT, please email the California Department of Education at PEBT@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 21, 2022
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Resources and Assistance

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Resources and Assistance

 
 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil
rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age,
or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with
disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g.,
Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or
local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice
and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027,
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online
at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by
writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address,
telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient
detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an
alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA
by:
1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:
program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Civil Rights Complaint Policy & Procedure for Colusa Unified School District

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