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Smart Snacks In School
USDA Dietary Guidelines

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The National School Breakfast Program was established in 1966 to ensure that all children would have an opportunity to start their school day with a healthy breakfast.  Recent studies have linked a healthy breakfast to improved academic performance. Join us this week to celebrate National School Breakfast week March 8-12th!   

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Free curbside meal pick-up available for 18 years and under

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Click for meal pickup schedule (Wednesdays Only):




The USDA extended the federal waiver allowing schools to continue feeding children 18 years and younger, regardless of school enrollment, at no cost. 



Effective Monday, October 26, 2020, a meal validation card must be present to pick up a meal for your child.



MCS enrolled students will be receiving a card in the mail by Monday, October 26, 2020. You must bring this card to pick up meals.



Beginning on Monday October 26, 2020, Nutrition Services staff will begin the validation process for non-school aged children or children not enrolled at Modesto City Schools. To be issued a card, one of the following forms of validation is required:


Acceptable forms of validation:

  • Child present in the car
  • Student ID card
  • Proof of enrollment at school
  • School document (ex. letter with student’s name on it)
  • Electronic document (ex. email with student’s name on it)
  • Childcare documents
  • Any other form of documentation that shows a child is 18 & under


Lost or altered forms will require revalidation. For more information call 209-574-1619.


Our mission is to create and maintain a healthy learning environment for all students by providing nutritious, chef-designed, globally inspired meals in a welcoming and inclusive environment.



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, 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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