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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.
For locations, times, and dates on where you can get FREE meals for your students during the summer, click on information below

For locations, times, and dates on where you can get FREE meals for your students during the summer, click on information below

Menu: Coming soon!

Menu: Coming soon!

What makes a meal and how does a student receive their meal?

What makes a meal and how does a student receive their 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.
How to come through the line:  Each student must sanitize hands when entering cafeteria.  They will grab a wrapped utensil, choose a milk (if they want one), then they will tell the nutrition staff what they would like on their tray.  Everyday we will offer a variety of fruits and vegetables and a main entree item for them to choose from.  At the high school level, they will have multiple main entree choices.  At the end of the line they will enter their personal four digit identification number.
Meal application questions & answers:

Meal application questions & answers:

Online Payment & Application System (must apply every school year)

Online Payment & Application System (must apply every school year)

Here at CUSD we utilize the meal system called TITAN School Solutions, where you can make online payments for your students’ meals, 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

New to our school? Don’t wait! Meal benefits do not begin until the day the application is processed and approved. This means that your child must pay for meals at the full price until we receive and approve your application.
Returning students – meal benefits from last year will expire on the 30th school day. The account will then automatically change and your child is responsible for paying meals. To avoid interruption of meal benefits, please submit your meal application no later than September 16, 2020 (10 days for processing).  
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Your students meal status (FREE or REDUCED) will expire on SEPTEMBER 30th, 2020!

You MUST reapply EVERY SCHOOL YEAR for FREE or REDUCED meals

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

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

Through our commitment to feeding all students quality and nutritious meals, the Student Nutrition Department is proud to offer free and reduced-price meal benefits to students of income-eligible families and families who have been faced with changing financial circumstances. 

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. Your child may receive other school benefits as well.
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.
Meal pricing & prepayment center

Meal pricing & prepayment center

BREAKFAST:
TK - 3rd grade - FREE
4th grade - 12th grade - $1.75        

LUNCH:
TK - 8th grade -  $2.75            
9th grade - 12th grade - $3.25
 
Those who have filled out and submitted this current school year's National School Breakfast/ Lunch application and qualify for "REDUCED" pricing, please note that at this time Colusa Unified School District does not charge for reduced breakfast or reduced lunch. This is subject to change and your household would be notified in advance if we elect to reinstate "REDUCED" pricing.
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.
 
 
 
Nutrition Staff

Nutrition Staff

Burchfield Primary School:
Betty Ann Coronado, Head Cook; Micheal Cox; Stephanie Ponciano
Egling Middle School:
Lora Fusaro, Head Cook; Cristina Vazquez; Jessica Bedolla
Colusa High School:
Donna Mahorney, Head Cook; Lesha Duron; Jennifer Bacon
 
For questions regarding your students lunch account or any comments, suggestions, and concerns, please contact the Director of Student Nutrition:
Callie Barber
cbarber@colusa.k12.ca.us
530.458.7791 ext 4040
Office & Mailing Address:  745 10th Street, Colusa, CA. 95932
Kitchen Corner

Kitchen Corner

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.