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.

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.

Online Application for Free or Reduced Meals
Parent Letter (English) (Spanish) Printable Free and Reduced Application 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
Breakfast- $0.30
Lunch- $0.40

Adult Meal Prices
Breakfast- $2.25
Lunch-$3.50 (lunch line) $4.00 (staff room)
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.

*NEW* Interactive Menus Click Below to Get Started

Interactive meal menu website image


Meal  Charges

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

LEGAL REF.:  The Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.)

CROSS REF.:  JL - Student Wellness

Reporting Concerns


Citizens of the District who have complaints about District facilities or services may register such complaints with the site administrator.*

Required information concerning complaint:
  • Name(s) of person(s) making the complaint.
  • Whether the person(s) represents an individual or group.
  • Whether the person(s) making the complaint has discussed the problem with the site administrator.
  • A summary of the complaint and suggested solution.
Processing of complaint:*
  • Level 1. The complaint shall be presented in writing, with a suggested solution, to the site administrator. Five (5) working days will be allowed for a reply.
  • Level 2. If a satisfactory response is not received within five (5) working days, a copy of the complaint may be forwarded to the Superintendent, who will have ten (10) working days to reply.
  • Level 3. If a satisfactory response is not received within ten (10) working days, a copy of the complaint may be forwarded to the Governing Board for its consideration. Consideration as to the disposition of the complaint will be given within thirty (30) days.
*If the matters of concern are eligibility and related procedures, procedural safeguards, or provision of a free and appropriate public education, the matter may be referred at any juncture in the procedure to the appropriate compliance coordinator.

*All filed complaints will be reported directly to the ADE and/or the USDA.

Arizona Department of Education 1535 W. Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ, 85007 800-352-4558

U.S Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave. Washington, D.C. 20250 866-632-9992

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA program discrimination complaint form, AD-3027, found online at, and/or at any USDA office. In addition, a letter addressed to USDA with all the information requested on the form is acceptable. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1-Mail: USDA Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

2-Fax: 202-690-7442

3-Email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Guidelines and Procedures to Support Local Wellness Policy helps Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) schools to know what is required by policy and what is strongly encouraged in order to improve health and wellness in our schools. These topics address Federal and State laws, as well as District policies. The Sahuarita USD community is invited to participate in the annual Health and Wellness Survey. The survey results will help the SUSD School Health & Wellness Advisory Committee better understand and serve the wellness needs of our families and students.