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Newark Unified School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.  As part of the program we provide free and reduced price meals for children who meet the eligibility criteria.  For more information, please contact Child Nutrition Services (510) 818-4281

Food Allergy Information

Free/Reduced Price Meals

Child Nutrition Services

Welcome to Child Nutrition Services

The Child Nutrition Services Department recognizes the connection between a healthy diet and a student's ability to learn.  Students who make nutritious food choices give themselves an edge for optimal mental and physical performance.  Our Child Nutrition staff takes a great deal of pride in the quality of meals they prepare.


Nutritional information on any foods served can be obtained by calling the Child Nutrion Services Department.

Important Information to know . . .

The Newark Unified School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. To comply with Federal guidelines, all food must be prepared and stored properly and menus must be analyzed to ensure students are receiving the prescribed amounts of calories, fat, fiber, and nutrients.


All food products and recipes are analyzed. Recipes are modified to reduce the fat and sodium, animal protein is decreased and whole grains and pastas are increased. Computers have been installed in all our cafeterias.


Each student is issued a Student Identification Card. Each card is printed with the student's name, homeroom, grade, and a bar code representing the student's I.D. number. Computers enable the CND to maintain the confidentiality of students' eligibility for free or reduced price meals as required by the Federal guidelines and to track student meals and sales. Personal checks for a minimum of 10 lunches are accepted for meal payments. A $25 service fee is charged for all checks returned. Prepayments decrease the time students must wait in the lunch line to be served.


As part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, NUSD provides free and reduced price meals for children who meet the eligibility criteria. A new application must be submitted each school year. Applications for free or reduced meals are available in each school office and the Child Nutrition Office, which is located at 37370 Birch St., Newark CA, 94560.


USDA Disclaimer

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, filial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activates.)  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complain filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410, fax 202-690-7442, or email at program.intake@usda.gov.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).  The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




El Departamento de Agricultura de EEUU (USDA) prohíbe la discriminación contra clientes, empleados, y solicitantes de empleo por razones de raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalia, y cuando se aplique, creencias políticas, estado civil, filial o paternal, orientación sexual, o todo o parte de los ingresos del individuo que derivan de cualquier programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida en el empleo o en cualquier programa o actividad conducida o financiada por el Departamento. [No todas las bases prohibidas se aplicarán a todos programas y/o actividades de empleo.]
Si usted desea presentar una queja de discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, favor de completar la forma de queja de discriminación del programa USDA (USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form) que se encuentra en el internet al http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llamar al 866-632-9992 para pedir la forma.  Además, se puede escribir una carta incluyendo toda la información requerida en la forma.  Mándenos la forma o carta completa de la queja por correo al U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410, fax 202-690-7442, o por correo electrónico al program.intake@usda.gov. Las personas que son sordos o que tienen problemas de audición o discapacidades de habla pueden ponerse en contacto con el USDA por medio del Servicio de Retransmisión Federal al 800-877-8339 o 800-845-6136 (español). El USDA es proveedor y empleador de oportunidades equitativas.

Department Directory

Mary Sayers Director 818-4288 EMAIL
Sarah Keiser Administrative Secretary 818-4283 EMAIL
Maria Martinez Supervisor 818-4285 EMAIL
Geoffrey Pi-Gonzalez Newark Junior High School Kitchen Supervisor 818-3010 EMAIL
Kathy Hayes Newark Memorial High School Kitchen Supervisor 818-4310 EMAIL
FAX   794-2621