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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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Applications for Free or Reduced Price Meals

Paper or Online Applications

The 2018-2019 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.


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.

2018-2019 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.

Wellness Council meeting March 15



Wellness Assessment 2017

It's time for the 2017 Wellness Assessment! We would like input from teachers, students, administrators, parents, school staff, and community members on wellness at MUSD. Fill the assessment out online, or contact Nutrition Services for a hard copy.


Tile Mural Project

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