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California Food for California Kids

California Thursdays logoStarting October 23rd, SFUSD will be participating in California Thursdays with 14 other districts across the state by highlighting healthy, freshly prepared school meals made from California-grown ingredients. Every Thursday, SFUSD students will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious meals made with ingredients including Diestel Farms Turkey, Massa organic rice, Kagome tomato sauce, carrots grown in Bakersfield, and veggies from Salinas Valley. SFUSD believes in providing meals that support student health and academic achievement while contributing to local economies and protecting the environment. We look forward to serving California grown food to our California students. Join us for lunch!

For more information about California Thursdays, visit

New Menu Items

Thanks to feedback and ideas from SFUSD students, we have introduced several new meals to the menu! Many were designed or named by students, including:
  • Firecracker Chicken with delicious chili sesame noodles, designed with input from Balboa students. Firecracker Chicken Recipe
  • Buenos Dias Breakfast Burrito named by Mission High students.
  • Baked Tilapia with Cajun seasoned rice on supper menus.
  • Sunshine Breakfast Rice Bowl designed and named by Gordon Lau students.

A Guide for Principals

This update includes a student nutrition wellness policy checklist for principals to help ensure schools are complying with the Board’s Wellness Policy, provides information about our vision to reform the school food experience, and highlights our work to serve our students three meals a day at school.

Field Trips

Bag lunch requests must be made 10 school days in advance of each field trip. 

Nutrition Standards

SFUSD’s menu met the standards of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act a year before these new standards were required.  SNS believes that students everywhere should have access to real, freshly prepared foods. Our students look to us to provide the support they need for a healthy future because better food means better students.

Vision for a New Dining Experience

The new website for SFUSD's Future Dining Experience has launched!
 Visit the site for more information on our vision of a financially-stable food system that provides fresh, healthy meals to students as they grow.

You can now follow us on Twitter! @SFUSDSchoolFood