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Student Nutrition Services

San José Unified’s Student Nutrition Services Department is dedicated to providing students with healthy and nutritious meals to support their growth, learning, and academic success. Foods available at our schools are carefully selected to contribute to students’ nutritional well-being; prepared in ways which will appeal to students and foster healthful eating habits; and served in age-appropriate quantities.


Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

All San José Unified 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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Special Meal Accommodations

Each special dietary request must be supported by a statement explaining the requested food substitution that is signed by a recognized medical authority. Please follow the instructions to complete the form. We will honor meal accommodations for students whose forms are properly completed, submitted, and processed by the Student Nutrition Services Department.

Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations form

For questions, contact Student Nutrition Services Department at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (408)535-6021.


Wellness Policy

The Governing Board, recognizing the link between student and staff wellness and learning, shall build, promote, and integrate a comprehensive school wellness system.

View the San José Unified Wellness Policy


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