Child Nutrition Services

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Our motto in Child Nutrition Services is “Our students are our customers.” We are committed to serving nourishing and satisfying meals at a reasonable cost. This is achieved by offering whole grain breads and pastas, vegetarian options, full salad bars with fresh fruits and vegetables and low fat milk options daily. We also strive to make breakfast and lunchtime fun by offering promotions like the Harvest of the Month, School BBQ’s and Alphabet Apple to Zucchini Salad Bars. It is our goal to provide meals that contribute to balanced nutrition and good health because we believe in the important fact that a healthy mind is a learning mind.

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Daily Meal Distribution

Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020, the District will move to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday meal distribution at nine school sites listed below. These schools have a student population where 50 percent or more are on free/reduced priced meal program. Please keep the following in mind when planning:

  • Students are required to be present when receiving meals.
  • District and school staff will start “Grab and Go Distribution” of meal bags at 10 a.m. and will stop once all bags are distributed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Meal bags will contain two days of servings each on Monday and Wednesday. 
  • Bags will be placed into automobile trunks—they will not be handed through vehicle windows, unless absolutely necessary, for the protection of both our staff and the vehicle occupants.
  • Meals are intended for our neediest children between the ages of 1 to 18. Servings on Fridays will also include meals for the weekend.

The nine schools to serve as distribution sites are:

Rosebank Elementary School
80 Flower St, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Harborside Elementary School
681 Naples St, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Hilltop Drive Elementary School
30 Murray St, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School
849 Twining Ave, San Diego, CA 92154

Loma Verde Elementary School
1450 Loma Ln, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Montgomery Elementary School
1601 4th Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Otay Elementary School
1651 Albany Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Rice Elementary School
915 4th Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Vista Square Elementary School
540 G St, Chula Vista, CA 91910


NOTICE: On July 1, 2018 CVESD increased the Paid Lunch Meal Price to $2.50. The $.50 increase was USDA, Federal and State mandated. 

The lunch meal price will not affect students who qualify for free or reduced price meals. 

The 2019-2020 school year meal prices are:
Lunch $2.50 and Breakfast $1.00.

Eligible students may receive their meals at no cost or at a reduced cost (National School Lunch Program) based on your household income and size. To decrease the economic burden on those families that qualify for the reduced price meals, the District subsidizes the cost of these student meals.


For additional information please contact the Child Nutrition Services Office at 619-425-9600 x1400.

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In response to the increasing concern for childhood obesity, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued its first major rewriting of nutritional guidelines for government-subsidized school lunches and breakfasts in more than 15 years. These changes require meals tobe healthier and served in smaller portions, with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, with less sodium and no trans fat.

MyTray is our new educational campaign for the elementary school meal program in Chula Vista, which communicates the USDA's new regulations for school meals to our students, parents, and staff. Our nutrition programs support the new regulations and have actively promoted the consumption of fruits and vegetables through our salad bars, service windows, and nutrition education. The MyTray campaign utilizes signage and visual elements to identify key steps in the service line to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

Perhaps the most visible change to the program is that students who get school meals will be required to have at least one serving of vegetable or fruit on their tray.

To discover more about new Federal Regulations for school meals, please visit the USDA's National School Lunch Program website.


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