Special Meals Accommodation Forms
If your child requires a special diet provided by the school cafeteria for medical reasons, please complete the Special Meal Accommodation Form and have it signed by a doctor.
To request a milk substitution due to a medical or other special dietary need, a parent or guardian can complete the “parental request for a fluid milk substitution for school-age children” form.
Completed forms can be sent to Child Nutrition Services by emailing: [email protected]
Mail: VUSD Child Nutrition Services 4680 North Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92056
Questions? Please email or call us at 760-726-2170 x92404
Special Meal Accommodation Form
Special Meals Accommodation Form – Español
Parental Request for Fluid Milk Substitution
Parental Request for Milk Substitution – Español
Games For Kids & Families
Here are a few downloadable PDF games that you can play as a family to get your kids thinking about their food choices.
Harvest Of The Month Resources
Harvest of the Month Information and Classroom Newsletter
Harvest Of The Month Classroom Flyer 2022-23
Harvest Of The Month Official Website
Harvest of the Month Information
Tasting Trio Teacher Cookbook From Harvest Of The Month
2022-2023 Harvest Of The Month Featured Items*
September 2022: Heirloom Tomatoes
Tomatoes: Classroom Newsletter
Tomatoes: Family Newsletter (English)
Tomatoes: Family Newsletter (Español)
October 2022: Romanesco Broccoli
November 2022: Persimmons
Persimmons: Classroom Newsletter
Persimmons: Family Newsletter (English)
Persimmons: Family Newsletter (Español)
December 2022: Apples
Apples: Classroom Newsletter
Apples: Family Newsletter (English)
Apples: Family Newsletter (Español)
January 2023: Grapes
Grapes: Classroom Newsletter
Grapes: Family Newsletter (English)
Grapes: Family Newsletter (Español)
February 2023: Kiwi
Kiwi: Classroom Newsletter
Kiwi: Family Newsletter (English)
Kiwi: Family Newsletter (Español)
March 2023: Strawberries
Strawberries: Classroom Newsletter
Strawberries: Family Newsletter (English)
Strawberries: Family Newsletter (Español)
April 2023: Snap Peas
Snap Peas: Classroom Newsletter
Snap Peas: Family Newsletter (English)
Snap Peas: Family Newsletter (Español)
May 2023: Grapefruit
Grapefruit: Classroom Newsletter
Grapefruit: Family Newsletter (English)
Grapefruit: Family Newsletter (Español)
* Items subject to change based on availability from our farmer suppliers
Bring this mobile kitchen into your classroom and teach your students how to prepare fresh, healthy, and delicious meals. WaveCrest Cafe will deliver the cart and the ingredients for one of the recipes in our manual to your site to get your kids cooking!
Reserve the cart today by contacting Scarlett Smith at [email protected]
Plan a campus-wide wellness event at your site or a whole week devoted to healthy habits.
Prevent Food Waste
Smart Snacks Approved Snack Lists
Approved Snacks Lists
Competitive Foods Sales Memorandum 2021-22
Competitive Food and Beverage Quick Reference Cards – Español
Competitive Food and Beverage Quick Reference Cards: English
Approved Smart Snacks: Beverages
Approved Smart Snacks: Cereals
Approved Smart Snacks: Chips & Popcorn
Approved Smart Snacks: Cookies, Graham Crackers, etc.
Approved Smart Snacks: Frozen Snacks
Approved Smart Snacks: Fruit, Vegetables, Nuts, Cheese
Approved Smart Snacks: Oatmeal & Granola
Approved Smart Snacks: Pudding, Yogurt, etc.
Farm 2 School Information
2022-23 School Year
December 2022 WaveCrest Newsletter
Diciembre de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
November 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter
Noviembre de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
October 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter
Octubre de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
September 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter
Septiembre de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
2021-22 School Year
June 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter | Junio de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
May 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter | Mayo de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
April 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Nutrition Newsletter | Abril de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
March 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter | Marzo de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
January 2022 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter | Enero de 2022 Boletín de Nutrición
December 2021 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter
November 2021 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter
October 2021 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter
September 2021 WaveCrest Cafe Newsletter
2020-21 School Year
January 2021 WaveCrest Newsletter
December 2020 Nutrition Newsletter
Helpful Links For Parents, Educators and Students
Here are links to a variety of resources that may be of help to you.
For Parents & Educators
Choose My Plate
Healthy School Program
CA Department of Education: Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education
The Lunch Tray
Healthy Schools Campaign
California Tastes Amazing Family Cookbook
Nutrition Made Easy! K-3rd Grade Videos
4th Grade “Let’s Eat Healthy” Lesson Plans
5th Grade “Let’s Eat Healthy” Lesson Plans
Nutrition Primer: Basics to support educators learning to teach nutrition
Refund Request Form
Should you need to request a refund of meal account funds, please download and fill out the form and mail or hand deliver to our office. The address is included on the form.
Request For Refund, Transfer, or Donation
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) FAQs
What does CEP stand for?
CEP stands for Community Eligibility Provision.
What is CEP?
Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP, is a USDA program that allows low-income schools to offer meals to all students at no cost and without requiring applications from families. CEP schools are reimbursed for meals based on the percentage of students eligible for free meals due to participating in certain programs, such as SNAP and TANF.
Who pays for Community Eligibility Provision?
The USDA reimburses CEP schools for all school meals during the 4-year period.
How do schools qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)?
Schools qualify for CEP based on the school’s identified student percentage (ISP). An ISP is determined by calculating the number of students who are directly certified to receive free meals on the basis of their receipt of CalFresh, California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Medi-Cal benefits, and the extension of those benefits to students within the same household. The calculation also includes students who are certified as homeless, migrant, runaway, foster, and income-eligible for Head Start. CEP schools can provide the program for up to 4-years before needing to re-apply.
What meals are offered at no cost at CEP schools?
Both breakfast and lunch are offered at no charge to every student at CEP-qualified schools. We encourage every student to take advantage of these meals and ensure that they are fueled for learning and growing every day.
If I have a child at a CEP school and another child at a non-CEP school, do I need to fill out a Free & Reduced Price Meals application for the student at the non-CEP school?
Yes. Any child at a non-CEP school whose family may qualify for free or reduced price meals must still apply. You can find a form at any Vista Unified school, or fill out the application online by clicking here.
Remember to list all people in the household, even students attending CEP schools.
A chart with guidelines for qualifying for free and reduced price meals is also included here.
Do students at CEP schools still need to enter numbers or use the finger reader since everyone eats for free?
Yes. This allows for accountability in case a student has any allergies. It also helps us to accurately track the number of meals served.
Will middle schools still sell snacks?
Middle schools can still sell snacks. The schools will not, however, allow students to charge snacks. They will either need to have money in their account or pay for the snacks at the time of service.
Do teachers at CEP schools get to eat for free?
No, the CEP program only covers students. Teachers and other staff will need to pay the adult meal price.
CNS COVID-19 Procedures
Questions? Please email or call us at 760-726-2170 x92404