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Competitive Food and Beverage Guidelines
LBUSD is required to follow federal and state guidelines for any food or beverage item sold on a school campus from midnight through 30 minutes after school.
If you are interested in selling food or beverage items at your school or have any questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Branch at (562) 427-7923.
Local Wellness Policy
The Wellness Policy is updated and monitored by the District Health Advisory Council. If you would like to participate in our next meeting, please email Susan Temple, Health Education Curriculum Leader.
Catering services are temporarily unavailable. Please check back for updates.
The Nutrition Services Branch provides catering services for District offices only.
Field Trip lunches may be ordered through Nutrition Services.
- Use the Field Trip Permission & Consent Form to offer a field trip lunch to all participating students. Use the request/decline indicated on the permission slip to arrive at an accurate number of field trip lunches needed, prior to placing an order for field trip lunches.
- Request Field Trip Lunches through your cafeteria supervisor using this form, which also contains instructions on how to place orders and complete required paperwork. Production Center will not accept any field trip lunch requested without a signed BD-919 that contains an account number to bill for wasted meals.
- Field Trip menus and nutritional content are available on Nutrition Services' Web page at: Field Trip Information
Farm to School
LBUSD's Farm to School grant provides funds to purchase locally grown foods featured monthly in school cafeterias along with nutrition education materials and school garden support. Check out the resources below for our featured monthly produce:
School Garden Support Grant
The district’s Farm to School grant has funding available to all LBUSD school sites with an existing school garden. Sites selected for the grant will receive $1,000 to purchase items from approved garden materials suppliers to support their school garden. Farm to School Garden Support Grants were awarded on December 10th to support the school gardens at the following sites: Alvarado, Browning, Burbank, Cabrillo, Edison, Franklin, Fremont, Gant, Garfield, Harte, Herrera, Hoover, Hudson, Hughes, King, Lincoln, Lindbergh, Lindsey, Los Cerritos, Lowell, Madison, Mann, McKinley, Naples, Nelson, Poly, Sato, Signal Hill, Twain, Webster, Whittier, and Willard.
Food Safety Reference Guide for Administrators
Nutrition Center Tours
We encourage schools to make requests to visit our Nutrition Center and tour our facility. The tours have been rewarding experiences for our staff, as well as the students who have toured our facility. Approximately one (1) hour should be allowed for the tour, which includes the opportunity for questions and answers and refreshments.
Complete the Nutrition Center Tour Request form and mail it to the Nutrition Center, or fax it to (562) 997-2683.