Food & Nutrition Services Update- February

CUSD joins school districts across the country as we celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 4-8! The NSBW campaign theme, “Surfs Up with School Breakfast,” reminds the school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert
  • Maintain healthy bodies

All CUSD students can enter our Healthy Breakfast Recipe contest to celebrate National School Breakfast Week! This flyer includes recipe template and instructions. 3 district-wide winners will receive a prize.  Prizes may include a skateboard, headphones, sunglasses, Stanley water bottle, and more. Recipes will be judged on taste, nutrition, creativity/originality and recipe story. 

  • Recipes must contain 5 ingredients or less.
  • Recipes must contain a fruit and/or a vegetable.
  • Entries must include: Student’s name, teacher’s name, school name, grade.
  • The recipe must include a title, ingredient list, step-by-step instructions and servings per recipe. 
  • A photograph or drawing of the dish along with a brief paragraph of the recipe’s story: who taught you how to make it, how you came up with the recipe, why you like it, family history, etc.

Recipes must be submitted by March 8, 2024. Entries may be submitted to teachers or cafeteria staff, who will forward entries to Food & Nutrition Services, Attn: Recipe Contest. Or they may be mailed to 32972 Calle Perfecto San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

New breakfast items will also be available to try during National School Breakfast Week!

  • Wipeout Waffle Chicken Bites (elementary): Chicken chunks with waffle flavored breading.
  • Cheese Pizza Surf Stick (elementary): Bread stick filled with mozzarella and marinara.
  • Tubular Taco (elementary): crispy taco with chicken sausage, cheese, and potato.
  • Golden Wave Cheesy Corn Muffin (elementary): housemade corn muffin with cheese and whole corn.
  • Hang Ten Hash Brown (elementary): hash brown stuffed with cheese and egg.
  • Maple Waffle (middle and high): minimally processed, whole grain Belgian style waffle made with organic flour with maple flavoring.

Did your student try any of the organically grown and local produce on CUSD school menus this February?

  • Rio Red Grapefruit from Dickinson Farms grown in Borrego Springs (all sites, week of February 12)
  • Tango Mandarins from Dickinson Farms grown in Temecula (all sites, week of February 26)

For menus and more information, please visit the CUSD Food & Nutrition website and follow our Instagram page, CapoFood.  

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