Welcome to Nutritional Services

  • The Governing Board recognizes that adequate, nourishing food is essential to student health, development, and ability to learn. The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies to increase students' access to the district's food service programs and to maximize their participation in available programs.

    Foods and beverages available through the district's food service program shall: 1) Be carefully selected so as to contribute to students' nutritional well-being and the prevention of disease; 2) Meet or exceed nutrition standards specified in law and administrative regulation; 3) Be prepared in ways that will appeal to students, retain nutritive quality, and foster lifelong healthful eating habits; 4) Be served in age-appropriate portions; 5) Be available to students who meet federal eligibility criteria at no cost or at reduced prices, and to other students at reasonable prices.

    The district's food service program shall give priority to serving unprocessed foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.

    District schools are encouraged to establish school gardens and/or farm-to-school projects to increase the availability of safe, fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables for school meals and to support the district's nutrition education program.

    To encourage student participation in school meal programs, schools may offer multiple choices of food items within a meal service, provided all food items meet nutrition standards and all students are given an opportunity to select any food item.

    The Superintendent or designee may invite students and parents/guardians to participate in the selection of foods of good nutritional quality for school menus.

    The Board desires to provide students with adequate time and space to eat meals. To the extent possible, school, recess, and transportation schedules shall be designed to encourage participation in school meal programs.

    The Superintendent or designee shall periodically review the adequacy of school facilities for cafeteria eating and food preparation.

    In accordance with law, the Superintendent or designee shall develop and maintain a food safety program in order to reduce the risk of foodborne hazards at each step of the food preparation process, from receiving to service.

    The Superintendent or designee shall annually report to the Board on student participation in the district's nutrition programs and the extent to which the district's food services program meets state and federal nutrition standards for foods and beverages.

     

    For more information, please contact:

    Andrea Popoy
    Food Service Supervisor
    apopoy@djuhsd.org
    661-720-4305

    Veta Stevens
    Nutritional Services Secretary
    vstevens@djuhsd.org
    661-720-4475

  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    The Delano Joint Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.  Such programs and activities shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, Military Veterans status, homelessness, foster status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws pursuant with Education Code 200 and 220, Government Code 11135 and Title IX.

    If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Title 5 Compliance and Title IX Officer, Adelaida Ramos, Assistant Superintendent, at phone number 661-720-4125, address 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California.  A copy of DJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint policy and Nondiscrimination policy are available here and upon request.

    Póliza de No Discriminación

    El Distrito Escolar de las Escuelas Secundarias de Delano está comprometido en igualdad de oportunidades para todas las personas en educación. Dichos programas y actividades deberán estar libres de discriminación ilegal, acoso, intimidación y “bullying” ​​en y / o asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas de raza, color, ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, edad, religión, estado civil, embarazo o estado paternal, discapacidad física o mental, sexo, orientación sexual, género, identidad o expresión de género, información genética, estado migratorio, estado de veteranos militares, personas sin hogar, estado de estudiantes en hogar temporal, o cualquier otras bases prohibidas por las leyes estatales y federales de no discriminación de California de acuerdo con los Códigos de Educación 200 y 220, el Código de Gobierno 11135 y el Título IX.

    Si cree que ha sido víctima de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o “bullying”, debe comunicarse con el director de su escuela y / o con la Oficial de Título 5 y Título IX del Distrito, Adelaida Ramos, Asistente de la Superintendente, al número de teléfono 661-720-4125, domicilio 1720 Norwalk Street, Delano California. Una copia de la póliza de Quejas Uniformes de DJUHSD está disponible aquí y/o con su petición.