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Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services is dedicated to reinforcing lifelong health and learning habits through serving and teaching good nutrition.  This is accomplished by:

  • Providing every student well-balanced meals and healthy food choices that will enhance the learning process
  • Maintaining the required standards of food safety
  • Being a resource for nutrition education to teachers, students and the community

Statewide Art Contest Winners 2016-17

Grand Prize Winner:
Rosario Meneses
Eastmont Intermediate

Grades 9-12 Winner:
Darling Gonzales
Bell Gardens High School

Grades K-4 Winner:
Yanitza Espinoza
Cesar Chavez Elementary

Nutrition Services

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Summer Meals | Comidas de Verano

MUSD Seamless Summer Meals Program Press Release


Free meals are available to all children in the community age 18 and under this summer. Meals are served on a first come, first served basis. No applications, no enrollment or reservations required. Meals are to be consumed on campus only. The schedule is subject to change. Please see the serving schedule for the latest updates.


Comidas gratis son disponibles para todos los niños de 18 años y menor en la comunidad. Se sirven las comidas por orden de llegada. No se requieren aplicaciones, inscripción, ni reservas. Hay que quedarse en el recinto escolar mientras se consume las comidas. El horario de servicio puede cambiar. Favor de leer el horario para información actualizada.

Applications for Free or Reduced Price Meals

Paper or Online Applications

The 2019-2020 Meal Application will be mailed to households in July.  Anyone who wishes to obtain additional forms may do so at the Nutrition Services Department, located at:

Nutrition Services Department
1518 Mines Avenue
Montebello, CA, 90640
or call (323) 887-7900, extension 5992

You may find it helpful to take a look at an example filled out application.

You can also apply online: 

Click here to access application online. (Coming July 1st)


Aplicaciones en papel o en línea

Las aplicaciones para comidas gratis o a precio reducido del año escolar 2017-2018 serán enviadas a su hogar por correo en el mes de Julio. Si usted necesita aplicaciones adicionales, podrá obtenerlas en el Departamento de Servicios de Nutrición, localizado en la dirección arriba.

Podrá ser útil ver una aplicación llena como ejemplo.

Usted puede aplicar en línea también:

Haga clic aquí para acceder a la aplicación en línea. (Disponible el 1 de julio)

2019-2020 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Process

Click below to learn more about the process.


Earned Income Tax Credit

Did you know that ased on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive Earned Income Tax Credits from the Federal Government (Federal EITC) and the State of California (California EITC)? For more information, see the full EITC statement.


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Food Safety Practices

  • Each cafeteria supervisor/lead maintains current food handler’s certificate (ServSafe certified)
  • All cafeterias adhere to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) practices to insure food safety. A copy of HACCP standard operating guidelines is available for review at Nutrition Services’ department office, 1612 Mines Avenue, Montebello.
  • For health inspection information on a specific school site cafeteria, contact Nutrition Services: (323) 887-7978