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About Student Nutrition Services

Every day Student Nutrition Services (SNS) nourishes SFUSD students with quality food that enables them to live healthy lives and thrive (inside and outside) the classroom. We are focused on providing excellent meal experiences, in order to make the service we provide the meal choice of all SFUSD students – allowing us to increase participation, increase equity, and promote healthy eating in our school communities. 

SNS provides 33,500 meals per day at 115 schools.  During the 2017/2018 school year, SNS will go from a K – 12 meal provider to pre-K – 12, as we take the SFUSD Early Education Department (EED) meal service under our umbrella. This exciting change allows us to include the cooking kitchen currently used by EED, enabling us to focus on food innovation projects.   Additionally, the 2016 bond funds will allow us to continue improving our dining areas, kitchens, and serving lines, creating spaces that where students feel valued, eat a good meal in and can relax.

SNS employs over 250 food service workers who provide meals to our students.  Food safety is of utmost importance and to ensure the food is tasty and safe to eat, lead staff at each school kitchen must be ServSafe Certified. The certification ensures the staff is knowledgeable in basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination, allergens, cooking time, maintaining food in the safe temperature zone, cleaning and sanitation.  Each school site has a sanitation plan (hazard analysis and critical control points or HACCP plan) that controls the entire food preparation process - from delivery, storage, preparation to meal services.  SNS strives for excellence in quality control and assurance. Employees must obtain the ServSafe certification at the time of employment, and keep it up-to-date throughout their employment with SNS.  Each year, SNS provides 10-20 hours of professional development to our food service workers, which exceeds the requirement set by the California Department of Education.  In addition, food safety is monitored by our team of area supervisors alongside with our partner, San Francisco Department of Public Health. Together, we build a strong SNS team and a healthy generation of students!

Starting with the 2017/2018 school year, SNS will continue to expand our “breakfast after the bell” program, through a partnership with Share Our Strength.

 

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USDA 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , 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: program.intake@usda.gov.   
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.