We are proud to be able to provide students, parents, and community with information that will allow our families to make educated choices regarding their school meals. The information provided is based on current information from manufacturers and the Lemon Grove School District standardized recipes.
Please be aware that there are factors that may effect a product’s actual nutritional value and/or ingredient composition at any given time: a cafeteria makes an approved menu substitution; manufacturers’ formulations may change without notice; USDA products may become available at any time during the year and may replace a purchased item; product brands may change during the year as new bids are approved; schools may be using inventory from a previous bid or manufacturer; and recipes may change during the school year.
If your child requires a special diet provided daily by the school cafeteria, a prescription written in English by a U.S. licensed physician indicating the medical necessity must be sent to Lemon Grove School District. 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” (provided below). Juice is not a substitute for milk according to USDA guidelines. Soy or Lactaid are the USDA approved milk substitutes, and that is what we provide. Please note this form is not intended to accommodate students who drink fluid milk substitutions such as soy milk due to taste preference. Send all forms/prescriptions directly to the school office’s health clerk.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”