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Food Service - Nutrition Center
"Child Nutrition is Our Business" 

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Operations Statistics
The Food Services Department is committed to providing healthy school meals and snacks to the students of the West Contra Costa School District. The team of Apple dedicated food and nutrition professionals supports student academic success and promotes healthful eating habits that lead to lifelong positive nutrition practices.
School meals are served to students under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and follow the nutrition guidelines prescribed by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The law was designed to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by providing healthier choices to students. To learn more about school meal regulations visit

These standards include:
  • Increased produce options, ensuring that students receive both fruits and vegetables every day of the week.
  • A ban on unhealthy trans fats.
  • Portion size guidelines and calorie limits based on the age of children served.
  • Increased emphasis on whole grain products.
  • Limits on the types of milk served, with an emphasis on low fat (1%) and non-fat varieties.
  • Reductions in sodium levels to be phased in over several years.
Meals and snacks are also served through the Seamless Summer Feeding Option and the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program, both United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supported programs.
Program Goals

To provide healthy meals daily to students, preparing them to learn and guiding them in the process to develop positive life-long eating habits.
  • To meet USDA and State nutritional guidelines.
  • Continue to expand program access to student meals.
  • To remain a financially self-sufficient department.
  • To continue to look for partnerships and coalitions among public and private sectors to enhance programs and quality of food. 
District Enrollment:
29,500 ADA
Average Number of Meals Served for 2011/2012 year
Summer Food Program:
Total Meals Served Per Day:
Total Meals Served Per Year:
5.5 million
Free and Reduced-Priced Meals % of Participation:
Annual Operations Budget:
$ 14.5 million
Annual Equipment Budget:
$ 150,000
Number of Employees:
240 Full & Part time
Number of Kitchens Central Food Production Kitchen:
Satellite Kitchens:
39 Elementary
12 Secondary

3 Continuation Schools

3 Alternative Education
Last Updated:
November 11, 2013

Thank you very much, please let me know if you have any questions,

Barbara Jellison
Director of Food Services
Food Services Department
West Contra Costa Unified School District
510-307-4580 ext.74581
510-233-1805 (FAX)