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Nutrition Services

About Nutrition Servicces

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 ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools 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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Wellness Policy

AUSD has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness.

View or download the AUSD Wellness Policy. 

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Summer Meals

Summer EBT

The Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (Summer EBT) is a new federal nutrition program that provides grocery benefits during the summer months to families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Summer EBT benefits are $120 per eligible child per summer. Summer EBT and summer meals work together to address the summer hunger gap. Children can participate in both Summer EBT and summer meals, providing families with more food resources during the summer months. Please ensure the mailing address we have on file for your child is accurate so that our students don't miss out on these benefits. Cards will be mailed out by the  California Department of Social Services beginning June 3, 2024, through October 15, 2024. Please remember not all students will receive these benefits. 

Summer EBT benefits can be used to purchase:
  • fruits and vegetables
  • meat, poultry, and fish
  • dairy products
  • breads and cereals
  • other foods (such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages)
Summer EBT cannot be used to purchase:
  • hot foods
  • pet foods
  • cleaning or household supplies
  • personal hygiene items
  • medicine


Amy Gould

Titles: Lead Account Clerk

Stella Ndahura

Titles: Director Nutrition Servs

Yvonne Padilla

Titles: Secretary 1

Michelle Pruitt Roybal

Titles: Nutrition Serv Supervisor

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: