Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Jesse Simpson is bakery manager for the school district. He runs baking departments from Raley's, Whole Foods and Bouchon (one of the Bay Area's most renowned bakeries).
Jesse Simpson is part of the newly formed Chico Bread Guild.
The on-site oven is large enough to walk into and creates over 3,000 muffins per day.
Vince Enserro, Nutrition Services Director, shares that they roast pork and turkey and create 200-300 gallons of fresh pizza sauce weekly.
They only serve 100 percent beef hamburger patties and whole-piece chicken nuggets.
High school students get 11 menu option (and it changes every three months).
Each meal includes 2 oz. of protein at least 51 percent wheat flour.
The pizzas use dough and sauce made from scratch.
Vincent Enserro said: "... we're fortunate enough that everyone who works in our department is super-committed to that: to having the freshest fruits and vegetables and the best ingredients we can find.”