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Student Nutrition Services

At San José Unified, we believe student nutrition is a key component of a well-rounded education. We constantly strive to meet the nutritional needs of our students while ensuring our schools promote a healthy and active learning environment.


Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

All students are eligible to receive one complimentary breakfast and lunch every school day.  We ask families to complete the Household Income form as part of the beginning of the year packet for students because it helps ensure that families and the district receive all the benefits to which they are entitled.  If your family falls within specific income levels, you may qualify for prioritization for some San José Unified programs.  We will send you a letter confirming your status, which may also be used to qualify for discounts or special pricing for services from outside vendors.

Families are also welcome to complete the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Application which may increase our reimbursement rates from the National School Lunch/School Breakfast programs.

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Future Chefs Recipe Book

Future Chef Recipe Cards

The recipes from our young chefs who competed in this year’s Future Chefs live competition are now available! Download your copy of the recipe book and have fun recreating all of the healthy dishes. Congratulations to all of our participants and a big thank you to the families and staff members for a successful and memorable event.



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