- One no charge meal per child per day.
Due to USDA regulations of allowing children to receive lunches at no charge, the California Department of Education issued new guidance that school districts no longer have to collect school meal applications.
However, LUSD parents are encouraged to complete the Household Income Data Collection Form to maximize state funding for LUSD schools. Only one application is necessary per household.
Our Food Service Department (FSD) serves all seven schools in the Loomis Union School District.
The goal of the LUSD FSD is to provide high quality, attractive, nutritious meals to all students within the program. Approximately 1,300 lunches are served each day to students in our program.
LUSD Food Service Department employs 13 people and has a reliable support staff of substitute employees.
LUSD FSD is a fiscally sound program within the LUSD District. It operates on a $550,000 budget and is expected to maintain a positive fund balance and to contribute to the general fund to recover indirect costs such as utilities and support staff, along with other expenses incurred in the maintenance of the program and its equipment. Federal and state regulations include strict record keeping and accountability requirements in order to receive reimbursement for meals served. LUSD FSD consistently looks for innovative ways to increase cost effectiveness and to optimize purchasing power.
Research has shown that there is a crucial relationship between nutrition and health, as well as between nutrition and learning. LUSD FSD participates in the USDA’s National School Lunch, Summer Food Service and Commodity Distribution Programs. USDA regulations guide our programs. Monthly menus are planned to meet the USDA specifications based on the Dietary Guideline for Americans. Meals are to be low in fat, sodium and sugar, but provide sufficient calories to meet needs of growing children.
The department arranges deliveries to each school site weekly where the meals are prepared and served daily. All sites are staffed with ServSafe certified employees. We always welcome the thoughts and ideas from parents within our District.