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Welcome to Yuma Union's Nutrition Department

Welcome to the Student Nutrition Department! We are glad you are interested in learning more about how our department works to provide for your child’s nutritional needs at school. On our webpage, you will find school menus, interesting food facts, and several ways to contact us. Enjoy your stay, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Yuma Union High School District participates in the National School Lunch, Breakfast, After School Snack, and Summer Food Service Programs. Fortunately, because we are a member of the USDA programs, we are able to offer free and reduced priced meals to those who qualify. Free and reduced-price meal applications are available on our website, at the cafeteria, or the student nutrition office.

The YUHSD Student Nutrition Department is an essential part of the total educational experience. Studies show that eating an adequate, nutritious breakfast enables students to perform better on tests and demanding mental tasks as well as having better attendance and a greater ability to focus. A free breakfast is available to all students in an effort to support a good start to their day.

As a member of the National School Lunch program we follow the USDA meal pattern requirements. The newest requirements allow for increased availability of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat free and low fat milk, and reduce the amount of sodium and fats in meals. We follow standardized recipes to ensure compliance with providing nutrient dense meals that better meet the dietary needs of school children and protect their health. Students are now required to take at least ½ cup of fruit or vegetable at breakfast and ½ cup of fruit and ½ cup of vegetable at lunch.

We are also able to support your child’s medically necessary nutritional needs. We will develop a special menu based on your child’s medical need. If your child requires a specialized menu, documentation by a physician is necessary. Forms are available at the student nutrition office or at 502-4775.

We value the opportunity to provide your child healthy, nutritious meals. If you would like to join your child for either meal, please feel free. We just ask that you please call the school office by 9:00 a.m. the day you plan to join us for lunch, so we will prepare the correct number of meals.

Thank you for visiting our webpage. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.