All families are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal application. This information is entirely confidential. If your application is denied and your family’s financial circumstances change, you may submit a new application at any time during the school year. If you need assistance completing your application please contact the District Office at (707) 857-3592.
The District is always looking for classified substitutes to be part of our hard working team. If you are interested in becoming an on-call substitute, please contact Amy White at (707) 857-3592 for more information or visit our website for a classified application.
Looking forward to a fun and healthy year!
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click here to find a site near you.
Managing Food Waste
According to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), Californians throw away nearly 12 billion pounds of food each year, wasting precious land, water, energy, and human resources. This contributes to about 18 percent of all the material that goes to our landfills. While many people may not think much of tossing food in the trash, consumers are responsible for more wasted food than farms, grocery stores, or restaurants. In the U.S., up to 40 percent of our food ends up in landfills. This translates to a loss of $218 billion for costs of food to consumers and retailers, as well as wasted water, energy, fertilizer, cropland, production, and transportation. For more information on these startling statistics, please visit the National Resources Defense Council Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food Web page at https://www.nrdc.org/resources/wasted-how-america-losing-40-percent-its-food-farm-fork-landfill.
Reducing food waste requires action by partners throughout the food system, including CNPs. For example, there are many strategies you can adopt to reduce waste, ranging from kid-friendly taste testing, nutrition education, to offering share tables (work with your local health department to implement safe practices for food sharing). For strategies on how you can reduce food waste, please visit the CDE Plate Waste Prevention in CNPs Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/platewaste.asp.
Incorporating simple food waste prevention actions, such as donating leftovers, can immediately help reduce food waste in your own CNPs. For guidance on donating foods, refer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Policy Memo SP 11-2012 Guidance on the Food Donation Program in CNPs on the USDA Guidance on the Food Donation Program in CNPs Web page at https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp-05-2012-guidance-food-donation-program-child-nutrition-programs. Revised CDE management bulletins on these topics are forthcoming.
Please share your ideas through social media platforms using the hashtag #SavetheFoodCA, #platewaste, #CDEReduceWaste, and tag @SaveTheFood, as well as, @CDENutrition on Twitter or Instagram.
To learn more about food waste and how to prevent it, please visit the following resources:
For questions related to food waste prevention in CNPs, please submit your questions to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act e-mail atHHFKA@cde.ca.gov.
Nutrition Services Division
California Department of Education
Web | www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/
Twitter | @CDENutrition
YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/cdenutrition
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