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Nutrition Services Branch

Department Address 
3333 Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806

Department Phone 
Phone: (562) 427-7923
Fax: (562) 988-0263

Department Hours
We are open Monday through Friday, except for District holidays and furlough days.

Office hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Warehouse delivery hours: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, no appointment needed

Menus & Nutrient Information

School Meals are planned by the Nutrition Services management team under the guidance of registered dietitians on staff. Menus meet the requirements of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs as set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

On December 13, 2010 the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into law. This law aims to improve child nutrition by making changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast program guidelines starting with the 2012-13 school year. Grade-level specific changes include:

  • Minimum Targets for Servings of Grain
  • Minimum Targets for Serving s of Meat/Meat Alternate
  • Increasing Fruit
  • Increase Vegetables
  • Increasing Whole Grains
  • Minimum and Maximum Dietary Specifications (Calories, Saturated Fat, and Sodium)

Long Beach Unified School District uses the required food based menu planning system to plan all meals. Our menus include a healthy variety of fresh fruit, new and fresh vegetables, homemade entrees, and whole grains.

Offer versus Serve

Under the offer versus serve provision, schools must offer students a sufficient number and variety of food groups to meet established menu requirements. Although students may decline any item, at lunch they must choose a minimum of three food groups and a fruit or vegetable. As parents, you are encouraged to review menus with your students, in advance, to assist them in making choices from the menu items offered in the school cafeteria.

Nutritional Information

Nutrient information (carbohydrates, calories, sodium, fiber, protein, fat) for all menu items may be found in the Nutrient Information Table.

Allergy information for all menu items may be found in the Allergy Information Table.

School Menus

School menus are organized by grade level and meal. Click on the individual menus to view or print the PDF file.

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Elementary and K-8 School Menus

Middle School Menus

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Avalon School Menus

Bancroft Remote, PAAL, Reid Menus

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Additional Programs Menus

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Specialty Menus

Special Diets for children with special needs and allergies.

Diet Modifications for Religious or Personal Preferences, Including Vegetarian
The Nutrition Services Branch offers a variety of menu items daily through the District’s school cafeterias. The “offer versus serve” method of service allows students to make their food selections from the variety of foods offered.  Menu items containing pork and meatless items are marked on the menu. This can assist parents in advising their child in making food selections in the cafeteria. Meatless options are available throughout the month. Yogurt and house-made granola is available daily. Other meatless options include vegan burgers, macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza, bean and cheese burrito, quesadilla, kickin' tenders, peanut butter and jelly sandwich (select sites), and more.

Field Trip Lunches
Field trip lunches are prepared by the Production Center staff and delivered to the school cafeteria, prior to the field trip. Field trip lunches must be picked up by a teacher from the cafeteria on the day of the field trip. 

Pizza Parties in the Classroom
Planning a class pizza party?  Do you want to save time and money? See the Nutrition Services Supervisor in your site cafeteria for details.

Student Cafeteria Suggestion Box

LBUSD Students, let us know about your experiences in the cafeteria at your school, both good and bad, and any suggestions you may have. What foods would you like to see in the cafeteria? What foods are your favorite? Least favorite? What do we need to know about the cafeteria experience at your school? 

Student Cafeteria Suggestion Box

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