BUSD Food Service Program
The Department of Food Services oversees the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Program offered to our students. Bellevue Union School District offers diverse and healthy options for our breakfast and lunch programs. The menu is published and sent home each month. You can also access the menu below.
Food Service Program Manager
Kayla Todd, BA Food & Nutrition
3150 Education Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 542-5197 ext. 4
Kayla joined Bellevue Union School District in 2014 after graduating college from California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelors in Food & Nutrition and a certificate in School Nutrition. She has experience working in school kitchens and occasionally will stand in as substitute cook or food server for her staff.
We believe that good nutrition helps to create a solid foundation for enabling children to learn. Food Services mission is to prepare students for learning by providing healthy, nutritious meals that are cooked on site using fresh food. We will incorporate a variety of healthy, affordable foods in a clean, friendly environment.
Cooking on Site
As many small districts had done to save money and focus on core subjects BUSD outsourced their breakfast and lunch preparation to a larger district, food was made elsewhere and prepped onsite. Even larger districts centralized their cooking and only prepped at school sites.Through the first LCAP process the BUSD School Board and community decided making food on site at the schools was a priority worth investing in. The functioning prep kitchens had to be upgraded to current commercial kitchen standards, much like your home kitchen, while adequate for preparing dinner for your family would not be appropriate for catering meals for 400 school children.Bellevue Elementary was selected as a test case. In 2014 the kitchen at Bellevue was upgraded, re-licensed, a cook hired and the school year started with a new, in house, menu (including school garden ingredients when possible) and lauded as a success. The kitchen at Meadow View followed in 2015 and Taylor Mountain in 2016. The goal had been to renovate the kitchen at Kawana Springs next in 2017, but renovation was rescheduled due to unforeseen maintenance projects, as well as budget constraints. The kitchen at Kawana is part of the current Maintenance & Operations 3-5 year Facility Plan.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
We participate in the State and Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This year we are pleased to announce that once again we will be implementing Provision 2! Provision 2 allows us to feed all students enrolled in our schools for free. Click on the link below to read the media release for more information. Families are still required to submit an application for participation. Applications should be turned into your child's school office. You can also download a copy of the applications below.
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