Alum Rock Union School District

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Welcome to Child Nutrition Services Menus!

Please see our menus page for items to be served this year. Below is a summary of the current meal pattern and what your child can expect in his/her cafeteria!

  • Meal Pattern- Meals are based on the 5 components of the MyPlate:
    • Meat/Meat Alternate
    • Grains
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Milk
  • Reimbursable Meal -Students will need to select at least 3 out of the 5 components. Students must take 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable.
  • Fruits & Vegetables-Will offer subgroups of vegetables with minimum amounts each week. Subgroups include red/orange, dark green leafy, beans/legumes, starchy
  • Grains- Decrease in the amount & size of servings. Minimum amounts each week. Half the grain items offered on the menu must be Whole Grain-Rich (first ingredient is the whole grain).
  • Meat/Meat Alternate-Decrease in the amount & size of servings. Minimum amounts each week.
  • Milk -Low-fat (1%) and non-fat (skim) are only allowed. Flavor milk must be non-fat.
  • Calories -Lunches must fall within a range of calories specific to the grade group.
  • Sodium (Salt) -The amount of sodium allowed with gradually decrease over 10 years.


As we all know breakfast is an important meal of the day, this meal enhances student learning.  At Alum Rock we offer breakfast in different ways,  before school, second chance or at brunch and even in the classroom. 

Check out the Benefits Breakfast Provides your student:

Higher Test Scores. Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have a higher math and reading scores.

Fewer Trips to the School Nurse. When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits.

Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.

-Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.


Meals served and food and beverage items sold at ARUSD schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines, SB 12, SB 965, and SB 490. All meals are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of appealing foods and fresh produce that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.Nutrition Standards for Food Items Sold or Offered to Students and the ARUSD Approved Food List - Revised for 2019-2020

ALLERGENS and Meal Accommodations

Please see the link below!

Special Meal Accomodations bar


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs)

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 responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at:, or 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Conforme a las leyes federales y a los derechos civiles, reglamentos y políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA), se prohíbe a esta institución discriminar por motivo de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, discapacidad y reprimir o tomar represalias por actividades realizadas en el pasado relacionadas con los derechos civiles. (No todos los principios de prohibición se aplican a todos los programas)

Las personas discapacitadas que requieran medios alternos para que se les comunique la información de un programa (por ejemplo, braille, letra agrandada, grabación de audio, lenguaje de señas estadounidense, etc.) deberán comunicarse con la agencia estatal o local responsable de administrar el programa o el TARGET Center del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Transmisión de Información al (800) 877-8339.  La información del programa también está disponible en otros idiomas del inglés.

Para presentar una queja por alegada discriminación, complete el formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA, AD-3027, que podrá encontrar en línea en: http// o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o escriba una carta dirigida al USDA que incluya toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de presentación de quejas, comuníquese al (866) 632-9992. Envié su formulario o carta completos al USDA por:

(1) Correo: 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) Correo electrónico:

Esta institución ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.