Good nutrition supports student learning. East Side Union High School District makes a nourishing lunch available to all students, based on California Department of Education nutrition guidelines. These guidelines take into account the California Daily Food Guide published by the Department of Health Services.
School lunches must meet the applicable recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories.
East Side Union High School District has a great opportunity to receive an additional $5 million in general fund money through the Local Control Funding Formula -- otherwise known as the LCFF. To qualify for this money the District must have 55% or greater free and reduced meal applications on file. The District can meet this number if all parents turn in an application. These forms can be found at your school site administration building or in the kitchen. If you need assistance filling out the application, please contact Sonia Vargas at 408-347-5217 or come to the Education Center located at 830 N Capitol Avenue San Jose, CA. Applications are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Some advantages when you qualify for the meal program are:
- A nutritious breakfast and lunch
- SAT and PSAT fee waivers
- AP Test waivers
- College application waiver
- Reduced cost laptop computer from Comcast
- Reduced cost internet connection from Comcast
- District Grant opportunities