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Welcome to Nutrition Services!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

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UPDATE 3/25/2021:

As TCSD has now welcomed all grades back, all in-person students will be provided meals to take home. This is not eaten on campus but meant to go home with the student, at both AM and PM dismissal times. 

All students that remain on Distance Learning, Long Term Independent Study students, and other children aged 1-18 that are not enrolled at TCSD can pick-up 5-day meal boxes at Alpine Vista K-8 School, Kohn Elementary, Mulcahy Middle School, Los Tules Middle School and the Central Kitchen, on Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Children do not need to be present to receive these grab-n-go meal boxes. The student’s first and last name and school of residence, if any, will be needed to provide meals. As a reminder, for the safety of staff, students and the community, please open your trunks for meals to be placed into. If walking up, please wear facial coverings and social distance.

 

UPDATE 3/3/2021:

Important notice regarding School meals:

Effective Wednesday, March 3rd, all students on campus will be provided meals to take home. This is not eaten on campus but meant to go home with the student, in both AM and PM cohorts. 

Our middle schools and Alpine Vista K-8 School will remain open to the community for any children aged 1-18 not currently on campus, on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm. These schools will offer 7-day’s worth of meal boxes.

Long Term Independent Study students can continue to pick-up 7-day meal boxes on Tuesdays at the Nutrition Services Building located at 600 N. Cherry St from 11am-1pm.

Children do not need to be present to receive grab-n-go meals. The student’s first and last name and school of residence, if any, will be needed to provide meals. A complete list of schools with days and times can be found here (http://bit.ly/3s9TWX9). As a reminder, for the safety of staff, students and the community, please open your trunks for meals to be placed into. If walking up, please wear facial coverings and social distance.

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UPDATE 2/5/2021: 

This is an important message from Nutrition Services regarding Grab-n-Go meals:

There will be no grab-n-go meal service on Tuesday, February 9th. As we transition into in-person learning, effective Wednesday, February 10th, all students on campus will be provided 1 breakfast and 1 lunch to take home. This is not eaten on campus but meant to go home with the student, in both AM and PM cohorts. 

For all other children not yet on campus, Nutrition Services will continue to offer 1 days worth of meals to take home from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, students will receive 3 day’s worth of meals at our elementary schools. At our middle schools, grab-n-go meal service will transition to Wednesdays from 11am-1pm. These schools will offer 7-day’s worth of meal boxes.

The Meals on the Bus will continue to provide 7-day meal boxes on Thursdays from 11:15am-1pm. Check the link here (UPDATED Bus Route Times) and the District Website for updated route information.

Long Term Independent Study students can continue to pick-up 7-day meal boxes on Tuesdays at the Nutrition Services Building located at 600 N. Cherry St from 11am-1pm.

Children do not need to be present to receive grab-n-go meals. The student’s first and last name and school of residence, if any, will be needed to provide meals. A complete list of schools with days and times will be listed here (Updated Grab-n-Go Meal Service). As a reminder, for the safety of staff, students and the community, please open your trunks for meals to be placed into. If walking up, please wear facial coverings and social distance.

For questions about other student groups on campus, please check with your school principal or check the link provided. (Updated Grab-n-Go Meal Service).

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UPDATE 9/3/2020: We have BIG NEWS! Tulare City School District is excited to announce that we can serve meals to ALL children aged 1-18! Effective immediately. Children do not need to be present. All the same locations and times apply as before. Please provide your child's name and school of residence (if any).

 

Follow @TCSDNutrition on Instagram, Twitter and @tcsdk8 on Facebook for updates!

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Have we seen lots of changes to the school environment or what?! Rest assured, Nutrition Services is still committed to feeding students, however that looks. See important information below..

Parent Instructions for meal pickups

Meals on the Bus information

Full tummies think faster, score higher, and grow stronger! Tulare City School District is excited to announce that in the 2020-2021 school year, ALL enrolled students will continue to be eligible to receive FREE breakfast and lunch. You read that right - all 15 of our school sites will offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to our families! See printable media statement below:

TCSD Media Release

 

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals are served at schools that meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

 

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Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication