Child Nutrition Services

 
Our Goal

The goal of Child Nutrition Services is to make a significant contribution to the overall physical and mental well-being of each student to enable them to participate fully in the education process. We provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and appetizing meals to both students and staff. The staff prepares most of the meals from scratch to ensure healthy and fresh food choices for the students. We partner with local farms to bring to freshest fruits and vegetables to our students while supporting local farms.
 

MEALS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS FREE OF CHARGE

All students, regardless of their family's income or school of attendance, have the option to eat school meals free of charge. This means the district will not be collecting meal applications this year. However, the district will be collecting LCFF Alternate Income Forms for all students. These LCFF forms help the district collect the maximum possible funding from the state to support all our schools. Beginning this 2022/2023 school year, the re-enrollment process for returning students will take place online via Q Parent Connection. The window for online re-enrollment will open on August 1st, 2022.  Directions for this online process will be provided closer to the opening of this re-enrollment window.

 

To gain access to the online re-enrollment application, you will need your Q Parent Connection PIN and Password.  If you don’t already have this information, please click the following link to obtain your PIN and/or Password:    

 

Parent Portal (fillmoreusd.org)

 

If you have trouble accessing your Q Parent Connection PIN and/or Password, please contact your child’s school or our Re-Enrollment Support Center at (805) 524-8035 or (805) 524-8039.

 
Student Wellness
 
Our District's School Wellness Policy encourages students and their families to make food and physical activity choices for a healthy lifestyle. It also sets strict guidelines for the type of food that is offered to our students and meets the nutrient requirements for their age group. It also addresses the issue of foods being sold on campus for fundraisers.
 
Research by the United States Department of Agriculture has shown that students who eat nutritious school meals learn better and meeting nutritional requirements throughout childhood is vital to full intellectual development. The USDA also states that children who aren't hungry feel better, learn better, and behave better.
 

Food for Sale Standards

 
The types of food sold in the schools will contribute to the daily nutritional needs of the Children, providing healthy food choices and well-balanced meals to children, following the Dietary guidelines provided by the Department of Agriculture. Food sold for special or extracurricular events cannot be sold during school lunchtimes in competition with the school meal program.
 
Meal Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

Fillmore Unified School District is required to make reasonable accommodations for any student with a disability that restricts his/her diet, when supported by a Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations from a state licensed healthcare professional. The California Department of Education only permits the following state licensed healthcare professionals to complete and sign the form: licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The form must be completed in its entirety and returned to the student’s school administration office. The form should be updated by the licensed healthcare professional, as appropriate, to reflect current medical/nutritional needs of the student.
 
Please note: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act has broadened the definition of disability, to cover most physical and mental impairments. A student need not have a life-threatening allergy to be considered a disability. For more information about what constitutes a disability for the purpose of meal accommodations, please refer to the California Department of Education’s Management Bulletin SNP-02-2017, “Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs.”
 
Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Child Nutrition Services Staff

Jason Corona
Director, Child Nutrition Services
(805) 524-8079
 
Barbara Vazquez
Child Nutrition Services Manager
(805) 524-6162
 
Mariela Contreras
Account Clerk II
(805) 524-8076
 
Michelle Ruiz
Clerk Typist III
(805) 524-6163
 
Carrie Alamillo
District Caterer/Prep Chef
(805) 524-6170
 
Marco Sandoval
Warehouse Delivery
(805) 524-8061
 
Wynona Cronin
FHS Cafeteria Manager
(805) 524-8489
 
Nicole Myers
FMS Cafeteria Manager
(805) 524-8166
 
Araceli Lefferts
Mountain Vista Cafeteria Manager
(805) 524-8306
 
Yazmin Medina 
Piru Cafeteria Manager
(805) 524-8284
 
Lori Schneider
San Cayetano Cafeteria Manager
(805) 524-8139
 
Tammy Short
Rio Vista Cafeteria Manager
(805) 524-8356