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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

School Menus
 

School Menus
 

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 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. 
 
SY 2021–22 P-EBT benefits will be provided to school age children that meet all the following requirements:
  • Attended a school that participated in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), or Seamless Summer Option (SSO), in SY 2021–22
  • Student eligibility:
    • Determined eligible in SY 2021–22 or SY 2020–21 for free or reduced-price meals through meal application, alternative income form, direct certification, or designation as homeless, migrant, or foster;
  • Missed in-person instruction through excused absences for five school days or more in a month, or attended school virtually through an IS program
Summer 2022 P-EBT will be provided to school age children that meet all the following requirements:
  • Enrolled for at least one day in May 2022 in a school that participated in the NSLP, SBP, or SSO in SY 2021-22
  • Student eligibility:
    • Determined eligible in SY 2021–22 for free or reduced-price meals through meal application, alternative income form, direct certification, or designation as homeless, migrant, or foster;
In addition, students not enrolled as of May 2022 (such as new transfer students) may be eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT. Students newly eligible with a CALPADS eligibility start date on or before August 15, 2022, will receive Summer 2022 P-EBT.
 
The CDSS will send communications about the upcoming availability of SY 2021–22  P-EBT benefits to eligible households prior to card distribution and the second issuance of SY 2021–22 P-EBT benefits. In addition, the CDSS has resources for eligible households and partners available in multiple languages on a new P-EBT web page at https://capandemic-ebt.org/.
The CDSS created the P-EBT Helpline to assist eligible households with questions about P-EBT. The P-EBT Helpline can assist with PIN set-up, address changes, request for replacement cards, or general questions about eligibility and benefits.
In addition, the P-EBT Helpline is more equipped to assist with inquiries and address individual cases. A new live chat feature will be 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.)
For more information about P-EBT, please visit the CDSS P-EBT web page at https://capandemic-ebt.org/.
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.