OUSD Nutrition Services is the recipient of the "Outstanding School Lunch Award"
As of 2007, the State of California implemented new regulations governing food and beverages sold outside the federally reimbursable meal program to students on school campuses. OUSD Nutrition Services implemented these Senate Bills in 2006, one year earlier than required.
These rigorous new standards for food and beverages sold "AlaCarte" (outside the reimbursable meal program) apply to students from Kindergarten though grade twelve. All beverages sold have no added sugar. (Carbonated soft drinks were removed from our AlaCarte menu in July of 2006.) Bottled water is for sale at all school sites.
Some examples of items offered for sale to Elementary students are:
- Reduced fat / whole grain cookies, whole grain cereal bars, Milk and String Cheese
Middle and High students can purchase:
- Kung Pao Chicken, Mini Cheeseburgers, Pizza
- An assortment of baked chips, Granola Bars, Fruit, Salads
- Beef Jerky, Baked Cheeze-its, String Cheese
- Gatorade and choices of 100% Juice - plastic bottles or cans
Each SNACK item sold "AlaCarte" must have:
Elementary School Middle and High School
Maximum of 175 calories Maximum of 250 calories
No more than 35 % Total Fat No more than 35 % Total Fat
Max 10% calories from Saturated Fat Max 10% calories from Saturated Fat
Sugar - maximum 35% by weight Sugar - maximum 35% by weight
We sell many more items to Middle School students and even more to High School students. In addition to snack items, these students are offered entrees as "AlaCarte" choices. The calories for an entree cannot exceed 400 and the fat cannot exceed 4 grams per 100 calories of the entree. We are constantly on the lookout for "healthy" and "delicious" snack items that we believe the students will enjoy.
"This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider"