Child Nutrition Education Center



  • Kids eat FREE this summer! Free summer meals for kids, 2-18 years old will start June 3, 2022. Meals will be served to the community from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm daily at the following sites: Turlock High School (June 3rd to July 15) and Crowell Elementary, Earl Elementary, and Wakefield Elementary, (June to June 30). Students must be present to receive a free meal. If your student attends TUSD Summer School, they will receive a free meal daily during school hours. Please call the TUSD Child Nutrition Department with questions at (209) 667-9048.

    Summer Meals Flyer

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  • The Child Nutrition Office is excited to announce that students will receive meals at no charge for the 2021-2022 school year and there is no application to complete.  If you are interested in obtaining eligibility for other purposes (reduced internet rates, reduced AP exam test fees, etc.), please complete the Alternative Income Form through TUSD’s Data Confirmation page.

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  • Child Nutrition Bids are now available:
    Canned/Dried/Frozen Goods
    Janitorial Supplies
    Linens, Mats, Towels, Supplies
    Milk & Fresh Juice
    Paper, Goods, & Disposables

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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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