Child Nutrition Education Center



  • Bids are now available:
    Canned, Dried, Frozen Goods
    Unprocessed and Processed Produce Items

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About P-EBT now available.

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  • Child Nutrition Update: Effective, April 14, 2021, TUSD Child Nutrition has updated meal distribution dates and times. All student meals are FREE to all children 2 to 18 years of age. The following TUSD school sites will serve meals on WEDNESDAY'S ONLY: 

    • Dutcher Middle School 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    • Turlock High School 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    • Pitman High School 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    • Wakefield Elementary School 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Students, who are distant learners, may pick-up 7-days worth of meals. Parents will need to show proof, (Child Nutrition employees will provide a punch card or Principals will email letter), of students who are learning from home. Students, who go to school for in-class learning, may pick up 2-days worth of meals because they are receiving 5 meals while in-school. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the Child Nutrition department (209) 667-9048.

    USDA Farmers to Families boxes are now available until further notice. One box per family and first come first serve. 

    SSO Changes

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  • Applications for 2020-2021 Free and Reduced Meal Benefits are now available.  Apply online.

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About Us

  • The Child Nutrition Education Center is responsible for operating the National School Lunch Program and Summer Feeding Program for Turlock Unified School District. Our Food Service team strives to serve nutritious meals that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and their ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activities. We support our students by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and physical fitness. 

    Studies show that healthy eating and daily physical activity have a profound impact on the body and mind by improving the ability to learn and comprehend, boosting energy, improving school attendance, and changing attitudes, behavior and more. Children who are healthy perform better academically. By educating our children about nutrition and exercise we develop the minds of the ones we serve.

    Please visit our website often for menu changes and other updates.   

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