Introducing: Julie Cockrum, Nutrition Education & Training Supervisor


We’d like to introduce you to our new Nutrition Education & Training Supervisor, Julie Cockrum. Joining the team in the fall, Julie dove headfirst into the job, bringing her experience and insight to bear.  ...

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NEW! Spring 2021 Menu Available


Our Spring 2021 menu is now available. As usual, we’re delivering a mix of proven favorites with new items bound to find fans across our district. We are proud to be able to keep finding...

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Spring Break Menus & Schedules


We've got great things lined up for Spring Break! We'll be continuing our Virtual Meal Service at all locations except Madison Middle School - we're pausing that site just for the week. But you can...

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March is National Nutrition Month!


Versión en español a continuación March is National Nutrition Month®, and the theme for 2021 is Personalize Your Plate. Each week we'll highlight a different theme for the month to help you be better equipped...

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Virtual Meals Service Moves to 1 Day per Week


Starting January 27, 2021, we will be providing 7-days’ worth of meals every Wednesday. Packs are available to all children 18 and under. Parents picking up meals for children will be asked their child’s name(s),...

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January 2021 Holiday Meal Service Changes


There will be no meal service on Mondays January 18 & 25, 2021 Instead, we will serve 7 days of meals on January 13 & 20 (meals cover 1/14-1/20 and 1/21-1/27) Regular service will resume...

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Special Meal Distribution for December 21


Our 2020 meal service will wrap up with a special limited distribution on Monday, 12/21. On that date, we will have a limited number of meal kits containing:   Approximately 3 lbs. of ham Dinner...

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Free Meals Clarification


As a clarification to our December 2020 Newsletter, free meals are offered to children aged 18 & under.

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Fall 2020 Virtual Schedule Meal Distribution Locations


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Fall 2020 Meal Schedules


Fall meals available Mondays & Wednesdays. Special date: Tuesday, September 8th                     SPECIAL DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 8th Due to the Labor Day holiday, we will have...

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Summer Meals Dates Extended Through August 2020


  Summer 2020 meal service has been extended to provide meals through August 31, 2020. The final day for pickup service at all district locations will be Thursday, August 27, 2020.   All seven (7)...

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Summer Meals Program Starts June 8th



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Location Change For Meals: Mary Lou Clack Center replaces Boys & Girls Club starting 4-29-20


MEAL DISTRIBUTION LOCATION CHANGE: April 29, 2020   Dear Parents and Families of Vista Unified School District,   Beginning Wednesday, April 29, 2020, we will be shifting our current meal service at the Boys &...

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Multi-Meal Pack Service Update: 4-19-2020


UPDATE: 4-19-2020 All VUSD school sites being used for meal distribution are designed for drive-through service. The Boys & Girls Club of Vista will provide walk-up service only.   POST-SPRING BREAK MESSAGE (EFFECTIVE WEEK OF...

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New Meal Schedule For Week of March 30


SPRING BREAK MEAL DISTRIBUTION UPDATE Dear Parents and families of Vista Unified School District, Vista Unified School District will be adjusting our meal distribution schedule for the week of Spring Break beginning Monday, March 30....

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CA Meals For Kids App Tracks School Meal Availability Locations


State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces ‘CA Meals for Kids’ App Update to Find Meals during COVID-19 School Closures   SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today (March 19, 2020) that the California Department...

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UPDATE: 3-20-2020: Still Serving


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Health & Safety Update: Meal Service During Closures (3-13-2020)


Dear Parents and Families of Vista Unified School District,   As you may know, Vista Unified School District has closed schools and will reopen schools on Monday, April 6, 2020. We are committed to ensuring...

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5 TIPS FOR ADDING VARIETY TO MEALS Variety is the Spice of a Healthy Meal Plan   Following nutritional advice is hard. It often seems like the target is always moving, and the pace of...

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MIssion Meadows Welcomes Blender Bikes


Mission Meadow students took their turn on the blender bikes Friday, February 28th in what was a joy-filled day for everyone involved.    WaveCrest cafe delivered both bikes to the school, along with refreshing ingredients...

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Blender Bikes Bring Joy (and Flavor) To Breeze Hill


The blender bikes made another stop this month at Breeze Hill Elementary for a lunch filled with physical exercise and nutritious snacks!   Students from TK all the way to 5th Grade took their turns...

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Making Mealtimes Fun: Quick Tips To Use Today


It often feels like cooking at home is an impossible task in today’s busy world. From trips to the grocery store to cooking and cleaning up -- home-cooked meals can easily become stressful endeavors. Sitting...

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Time Saving Tips: Making Healthy Meals Easy


A common complaint when it comes to eating healthy is that it takes too much time. While it may be tempting to stop at the drive-through on the way home from work, the convenience of...

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Kindergartener Pays Off Lunch Balances For 100+ Students


*** UPDATE WITH MEDIA LINKS AT BOTTOM OF STORY A kindergarten student at Breeze Hill Elementary School was recently honored for her work to raise funds that have gone to pay off negative lunch balances...

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Put A Spin On Your Salad


According to USDA’s MyPlate, half of all our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables. The amount of vegetables you need each day depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity, but...

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