Food & Nutrition
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Sahuarita Unified School District participates in the National Child Nutrition Program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. We meet the Federal guidelines for breakfast and lunch meals. All of our schools operate salad bars which help reinforce “healthy” food choices.
Free/Reduced Meal Applications
Your child(ren) may qualify for Free or Reduced priced meals.
- Applications are now available online.
- If you would like to apply for Free or Reduced priced meal benefits, please fill out an application by clicking the School Lunch App image below.
- Meal applications MUST be completed EACH YEAR. Please fill out one application per family.
- Need a paper application? See the downloadable forms below.
Free and Reduced Application Form (English) (Spanish)
Instructions for Free and Reduced Form (English) (Spanish)
Elementary and Intermediate Schools- $1.05
Middle and High School- $1.35
Elementary and Intermediate Schools- $2.20
Middle and High School- $2.50
Free/ Reduced Meal Prices
Adult Meal Prices
Lunch-$3.50 (lunch line) $4.00 (staff room)
Online Meal Payment
Sahuarita Unified School District ‘s Food Service Department is excited to provide you with a convenient and secure online payment service called mySchoolBucks. This website allows you to deposit money directly into your child’s school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past ninety days.
Meal Charge Policy
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To ensure students receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day the District shall maintain a meal charge program that minimizes identification of children with insufficient funds to pay for school meals and maintain the financial integrity of the district food service fund account. Further, the District shall abide by program regulation 7 CFR 245.5 by providing parents and guardians of all children who attend the school in the District information regarding the availability of reimbursable school meals and must be provided, in writing, information about applying for free or reduced price meals. The District will promote activities to involve students and parents or guardians in the school meal programs and inform families about the availability of all District meal programs. The District shall include students, families, and the school community in establishing and developing a communication plan for the District’s meal charge policy that complements the public announcement of meal eligibility requirements in 7 CFR 245.5 and is consistent with the involvement required in 7 CFR 210.12.
The District provides the following regarding meal charges:
A. For all types of reimbursable meals, students in grades up to and including eighth (8th) grade are allowed to charge up to three (3) meals.
B. A student in grades up to and including eighth (8th) grade who has reached the limit of three (3) charged meals will be provided an alternative meal.
C. Students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) may not charge meals.
D. No lunch charges will be allowed under any circumstances during the last ten (10) days of the school year.
At least one (1) advance written warning communication shall be given to the student and parent/guardian prior to providing additional meals beyond the conditions established by the District. The written communication shall explain the procedure should the student not have sufficient funds to pay for a meal.
The District shall make a reasonable effort to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The District shall ensure that efforts to collect delinquent debt do not have a negative impact on the student involved. Such efforts shall focus primarily on the parents or guardians responsible for providing for the student’s funds for meals. When the District determines that collection efforts for delinquent debt are useless or too costly, the debt must be reclassified as “bad debt” as defined in 2 CFR 200. 426. Bad debt must be written off as operating loss. However, “bad debt” must be restored using non-federal funds. Delinquent meal charges that are converted to “bad debt” must be recorded and maintained in accordance with record retention requirements in 7 CFR 210.9(b)(17) and 7 CFR 210.15(b).
Adopted: October 11, 2017
The Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.)
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Health and Nutrition Resources
Sahuarita’s Food & Nutrition Department would like to provide our consumers with credible, accurate, and practical resources about health and nutrition. These resources will help answer questions that most often get asked.
One size doesn’t fit all. MyPlate offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you.
This user-friendly website from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Information Center has a very large range of information for consumers. They cover more than 70 topics including Child Nutrition and Health, Dietary Guidelines, Food Safety, Heart Health, and General Nutrition. The site also provides access to a variety of food and nutrition publications that are mostly full-text and specifically geared to answer the questions consumers most often ask.
Nutrition.gov provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. Users can find practical information on healthy eating, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe.