Civil Rights Non-Discrimination 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:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Under the guidance of Patrice Parr, Director of Food Services, about 100 staff members are working to adjust the recipes and menus used to feed our students so that our meals meet or exceed the new federal and state child nutrition standards. We strive to fulfill the needs and expectations of our students by serving attractive, tasty and healthy meals.
Our program encourages students and their families to make food and physical activity choices that foster a healthy lifestyle.
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 be built upon the best science, education, communication and technical resources available.
- We believe that school, parent and community teamwork is essential to encourage 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.