Welcome to Simi Valley Unified School District
Food Services Department
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) is the first significant change to the lunch program in many years. The Food Pyramid posters have been replaced by the My Plate graphics. The emphasis is on increasing the consumption of vegetables and fruit and the use of whole grains.
The Food Services Department Director, Kathy Santiago along with a staff of 100 employees is working to adjust recipes and menus to meet or exceed the new nutritional standards. We strive to meet the expectations of our students by serving an attractive, tasty and healthy meal.
Our program encourages students and their families to make food and physical activity choices to foster a healthy lifestyle. Information is available on the Health-e-Living site that is provided to parents and students through this web site. Other helpful tips are available on our monthly menus.
The SVUSD Food Services Department is guided by the following beliefs:
We believe that children should be empowered to make food and physical activity choices that reflect the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
We believe that good nutrition and physical activity are essential to children's health and educational success.
We believe that school meals that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans should taste good and appeal to children.
We believe our programs must build upon the best science, education, communication and technical resources available.
We believe that school, parent and community teamwork is essential to encouraging children to make food and physical activity choices for a healthy lifestyle.
We believe in focusing on positive messages regarding food and physical activity choices children can make.
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