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Southwest High School

Home of the Eagles

Nutrition Services

welcome to our school meal program!

welcome to our school meal program!

At Central Union High School District, we are committed to ensuring that every student has access to delicious and nutritious meals. Our School Meal Program, proudly participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, is designed to provide balanced and wholesome meals to our students at affordable prices.
What is the School Meal Program?
The School Meal Program is a federally funded initiative aimed at supporting schools and organizations in offering healthy meals to children. This program not only helps us provide nourishing meals but also assists in reducing meal costs through financial aid and donated commodity foods.
Why Choose Our School Meal Program?
-Nutrition First: Our meals are thoughtfully crafted to meet one-third of the recommended dietary allowances for essential nutrients, ensuring that your child receives the nutrition they need to thrive.
-Affordability: We understand the importance of value for families. Our program offers nutritionally balanced meals at the lowest possible price, making it convenient for parents to provide healthy options for their children.
-Boosting Well-being: Our School Meal Program contributes to the overall well-being of students. Proper nutrition has been shown to enhance learning abilities, leading to improved attendance, better behavior, and increased focus in the classroom.
What is CEP (Community Eligibility Provision)?
We are excited to offer the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of our School Meal Program. CEP allows eligible schools to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students, eliminating the need for meal applications. This program fosters an inclusive and accessible dining experience for everyone.
Who Oversees the Program?
Nationally, the School Meal Program is supervised by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In California, where our school is located, the California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division, ensures the effective administration of the program.
We are dedicated to creating a positive and nourishing environment for our students. Join us in making healthy eating an essential part of your child's educational journey through our School Meal Program.
For more information about the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and our program, feel free to contact us or visit the [CDE's official page]( for the School Meal Program.

BBQ & Buffalo Wings

Breakfast Platter


Yogurt Parfait

Green Chile Enchiladas

Salad Bar


Grilled Chicken Salad

Salad Bar

Popcorn Chicken Meal

Spicy Chicken Salad

Orange Chicken

Salad Bar

Fruit Bar

Beef Nachos

Fruit Bar

Earned Income Tax credit

Earned Income Tax credit

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement/Declaración de no discriminación del USDA

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement/Declaración de no discriminación del USDA

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  • mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  • fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  • email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. (USDA), esta institución tiene prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluida la identidad de género y la orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o represalia por actividad anterior de derechos civiles.
La información del programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas además del inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicación para obtener información del programa (p. ej., Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas estadounidense), deben comunicarse con la agencia estatal o local responsable que administra el programa o el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720- 2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.
Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el Demandante debe completar un Formulario AD-3027, Formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, que se puede obtener en línea en:, desde cualquier oficina del USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida al USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la supuesta acción discriminatoria del denunciante con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y la fecha de la supuesta violación de los derechos civiles. El formulario o carta AD-3027 completo debe enviarse al USDA antes de:
Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU.
Oficina del Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles
1400 Avenida Independencia, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410; o

(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o

Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.