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Joanna Carino, Director of Food Services
jcarino@hueneme.org
805-946-2550 x9601

Maria Alarcon, Food Services Technician
malarcon@hueneme.org
805-946-2550 x9602
Food Services
Dear Families, Students and Friends,
Welcome to the Hueneme Elementary School District 2017-2018 school year! I hope you and your family had an exciting and restful summer break. Our department is looking forward to seeing the happy faces of our returning students and meeting those students new to our District as well. We have some wonderful new menu items that I’m sure our students are going to love!

As we continue implementing the new portions of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, there are a few things we want families and our students to be aware of. The 1/2 cup requirement of fruit or vegetable each day for lunch is still in effect and now expands to breakfast. Though we’ve always offered fruit for breakfast, it will now be a requirement to take a 1/2 cup serving.

Each day for breakfast the students are offered an entrée of the day, two fruit options and milk. Students are required to take the entrée of the day, a 1/2 cup serving of fruit (which can be 100% whole fruit juice) and have a choice of taking the second fruit option and/or milk.

For lunch, students are offered each of the 5 food group components, meat or meat alternate, grain, vegetable, fruit and milk. Students are required to take 3 out of the 5 components and one of those components must be a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable. Most of our lunch entrées contain the meat and grain component. Students may take up to all five of the components should they choose to do so. We encourage our students to fill half their plate with a variety of fruits and vegetables to build a healthy meal. Students who learn to make healthy choices at a young age continue making those same healthy choices for a lifetime! For more information on the My Plate campaign, please visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Thank you for helping to encourage your children and our students to make healthy choices! If you have any questions, concerns or even suggestions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Kindest Regards,


Joanna Carino
Director of Food Services
Phone: 805-488-3588 X9601
*Hollywood Beach school does not offer breakfast

NSLP Online Application Instructions

about 1 year ago

Thank you for using our online application process!  Please follow the instructions below to help ensure your application is completed properly.  Please note that applications missing required information will cause a delay in processing.

Before beginning the online application process, please make sure you have the following required information handy:

  • Income statements for all adults living in the household (for example: pay-stubs, social security disability, retirement, alimony, child support, etc).  This will help determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced meals if applicable.
  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number for identification purposes, if you have one assigned.
  • First and last names of all adults and children living in the household.
  • If any child listed on the application has Cal-Fresh, CalWorks, Kin-Gap, or FDPIR benefits, you will need their case number.

 

 To apply for free or reduced meals online, please follow this link:

Click Here:


Frequently Asked Questions

about 1 year ago

Nutrition


Nutrition guidelines are set forth by the USDA through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.  For more information on these guidelines please CLICK HERE.




What if my child has a food allergy or intolerance?

We do our best to accommodate our students with a variety of health concerns. As set forth by the USDA, we are required to have specific forms on file for facilitating these needs. These are available in the school office or may be printed by clicking on the appropriate form below. Please return all completed forms to the school office.

For students needing special meal accommodations please complete the following form: 

Medical Statement for Special Accommodation

For students needing a fluid milk substitution, please complete and return the following form:

Request for Fluid Milk Substitution


How do I apply for free or reduced meals?


You can apply online by CLICKING HERE, or filling out a paper application. Paper applications are available in the school office or may be picked up at the District Office located at 205 N. Ventura Road in Port Hueneme.

*Please note that applications submitted online have a faster turn- around time when it comes to processing.

What are the criteria for qualifying for free or reduced meals?


Qualifying for free or reduced meals is based on the household size and income criteria set by the USDA. To review the criteria, please CLICK HERE.

How will I know if our family has qualified for free or reduced meals?

If you apply using a paper application, you will be notified by mail to the address submitted on the application. If applying online, you will receive an e-mail notification from vcoesis@vcoe.org. (this email address does not accept incoming email.) Please be sure to unblock vcoesis@vcoe.org from your spam filter

If I do not qualify for free or reduced lunch, what payment methods are available for me to pay for my child's meals?

 

Student meals may be paid by cash or check made out to Hueneme Elementary School District. Please be sure to include your child’s name in the memo section. If you have more than one student at a school, please specify how much you want applied toward each student. If not specified, the payment will be split and applied equally to each student.

Payments may be dropped off in the school office or with the Food Service Cashier.

Cash payments are not accepted during meal service. This is done to protect the child’s privacy. Students may drop envelopes off during meal service, but they will not be immediately processed.

Envelopes are available in the school office for your convenience. Please feel free to ask the office staff for one.

How do I find out how much I owe for my child's meals?

Letters will be sent home each week for students who owe more than $5.00. You may also e-mail foodservice@huensd.k12.ca.us and ask us to look it up for you. If e-mailing in your request, please be sure to include the student’s full name, school that they are attending, grade level and birth date. If you have more than one child, please make sure you provide the information requested for each child.    

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at: foodservice@huensd.k12.ca.us

 


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