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Lunch Programs

Good Nutrition for Student LearningTop of Page

Good nutrition supports student learning. East Side Union High School District makes a nourishing lunch available to all students, based on California Department of Education nutrition guidelines. These guidelines take into account the California Daily Food Guide published by the Department of Health Services.

School lunches must meet the applicable recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories.

Free and Reduce LunchTop of Page

East Side Union High School District takes part in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  Meals are served every school day.  Students may buy lunch for $3.25 and breakfast for $1.75.  Eligible students may receive meals free.  You or your children do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. 

As a participating district of the program, we encourage you to complete an application for your student.  For additional instructions, refer to the Letter to Households that is on the reverse side of he meal application.  Please complete the application, sign it, and return it to the following address:  ESUHSD - CNS 830 N. Captiol Ave. San Jose, CA 95133 

 This application cannot be processed without the following information:

  1. The names of all children in the household.  Include children attending other schools, babies, and children attending college.

  2. The names and income of all other household members.  Include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. living in the household.  If not working, check the "No Income" box. "N/A" is not accepted for income amount.

  3. The signature of the parent or guardian filling out the application.  This person must be in the adult section of the application.

  4. The last four digits of the Social Security number of the parent or guardian signing the application.  If the parent or guardian signing the application does not have a Social Security number, check the "I do not have a SSN" box.  "N/A" is not accepted for Social Security number. 

Please note that the application is only valid at East Side Union High School District.  You will receive notification of your student's status through the mail.

If you have any questions, please call the Child Nutrition Office at (408) 347-5191 or (408) 347-5192.

Free and Reduce Lunch Applications are available in three languages:  English - SpanishVietnamese
**Completed applications can be also returned to Ms. Luna in the Principal's Office.
To apply online, click here.