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Celebrations & Fundraising

Celebrations and seasonal holidays are an important part of the school experience. Here are some ideas to help you incorporate healthier snacks and physical activity into these special events!

Parent Quick Links

Your child's health is important to us! Here are some quick links to help with their nutrition at school.

Baked Fresh Daily

CUSD is proud to offer students a 2,500 sq. foot bakery. Meals are prepared from scratch - delivering healthy, and tasty, options for students.
Meredith Cooper, with the Chico News & Review, wrote this article:

Here are some highlights:

  • 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.”
(Photo by Meredith Cooper)
Photo from CN&R - CUSD Staff Baking Fresh Bread