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Student Nutrition

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.
"It's on me, Meals are free!" 
one breakfast and one lunch free per student every school day regardless of income

"It's on me, Meals are free!" 
one breakfast and one lunch free per student every school day regardless of income

Here at CUSD we utilize the meal system called TITAN School Solutions, where you can make online payments for your students’ second meals (one breakfast and one lunch is free per day), or other a la carte and snack bar items from the high school, connect your students accounts, and apply for free or reduced meals online.  To create an account, click on "TITAN Family" below.  Once there, click on “Sign up Today!” to begin the process of making a new account.   TITAN Family

 
Titan School Solutions Logo
Or to fill out a paper application, click below to view and print meal application:
Please return completed form to Colusa Unified School District Office, attention Director of Nutrition Services
Applying for meal benefits - Good for families and for our schools

Applying for meal benefits - Good for families and for our schools

Although school meals will be provided free to all children, school funding depends on completed meal applications.  By taking a few minutes to complete our confidential application, you have directly ensured the financial support and successful continuation of our healthy, quality meal program for all children. 
 
The number of applications that are returned and approved can affect how much funding our school receives to help students meet academic benchmarks, including materials like books and computers.
 
School meals are available to all children including those learning in-person, homeschooled, or virtually.
 
Updates as of July 8, 2022
Food allergy?  food sensitity? alternative meal?

Food allergy?  food sensitity? 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.
 
 
What makes a meal?

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.
Pandemic ebt
 

Pandemic ebt
 

P-EBT is a federal program that gives eligible families food benefits to replace meals lost at child care or school due to the pandemic.  Beginning in school year (SY) 2019-20, congress authorized the issuance of funds to families of eligible children under the P-EBT program.  P-EBT cards were issued for SY 2019-20, 2020-21, and cards will be issued for SY 2021-22 beginning in September 2022 (pending U.S. Department of Agriculture approval).
 
For household inquiries about P-EBT, please refer individuals to the P-EBT web page at https://ca.p-ebt.org or the P-EBT helpline at 877-328-9677 (Monday–Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
 
The CDE’s Process to Determine Students Newly Eligible for Summer P-EBT
 
The CDE will use the following criteria, based on data in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), to determine if school age children are newly eligible for Summer P-EBT:
 
·       Determined not previously eligible for P-EBT 2.0
·       Enrolled in a school participating in the SBP or NSLP in May 2021
·       Eligible based on:
o   An approved meal application or alternative income information form, received by the school between June 1, 2021, and August 15, 2021, and a F/RP meal record in CALPADS reflecting an eligibility start date in that time period; or
o   Direct Certification in CALPADS between June 1, 2021, and August 15, 2021; or
o  A homeless, migrant, or foster record in CALPADS with a start date between June 1, 2021, and August 15, 2021
Nutrition Staff

Nutrition Staff

Burchfield Primary School:
Betty Ann Coronado, Head Cook; Micheal Cox; Shelly Sterk
Egling Middle School:
Lora Fusaro, Head Cook; Terri Caddick; Jessica Bedolla
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
Resources and Assistance

Resources and Assistance

 
 
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
U.S. Department of Agriculture nondiscrimination statement for child nutrition program participants.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at the Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer pageExternal link opens in new window or tab., and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.