A message from Nutrition Services:
November 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought tremendous transformation and challenges to school nutrition programs. While it highlighted how much we can accomplish under periods of great stress, it also revealed the instability of food supply systems across the country and the ripple effect that occurs when supply chains are disrupted. Manufacturers are continuing to experience scarcity of raw materials, labor shortages, and many Distributors are unable to maintain a supply of K-12 food items.
NMUSD Nutrition Services is not immune to these industrywide, ongoing supply chain issues. While we are doing all we can to minimize impact and maintain the level of food service parents and students are accustomed to, these circumstances greatly affect product availability, which thereby affect our planned menus. It is for these reasons that NMUSD has elected to post menus one week at a time, instead of monthly.
While we cannot predict when these circumstances will change, we assure you that we remain completely dedicated to offering students meals that are nutritious and meet the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) meal pattern requirements. We thank you for your on-going flexibility and continued patience as we navigate these challenges and find unique solutions during these unprecedented times.
For more information regarding the reopening of schools and the supply chain for School Nutrition Programs, please see a message from our Distributor Gold Star Foods here.
To see our weekly menu, please see the links below.
Special Diets are provided to students with a disability or medical condition that limits a major life activity such as breathing or learning; or to students with severe or life-threatening food allergies. Unfortunately, NMUSD is unable to accommodate special diets based on personal preferences.
A NMUSD Special Diet Medical Statement Form must be completed and signed by a Medical Authority. This form must be completed in its entirety and returned to the student's school health office. If the form is not complete, the special diet cannot be processed. The form must be updated as the diet prescription changes or when a special diet is no longer needed. For more information about NMUSD's special diet process, including a step-by-step guide, please see our Special Diet Request Procedure.
Parents/Guardians may request a milk alternate for their student as a substitute for fluid milk due to medical or other special dietary needs. A Request for Fluid Milk Substitute Form must be completed and returned to the student's school health office. A Medical Authority signature is not required for this form.
For questions related to special diets, please contact NMUSD's Nutritionist Pam Williams at [email protected] or (714) 424-8937.