Our nutrition team strives to use as many local vendors as possible for our fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, milk and dairy. We have our own bakery with three professional bakers that produce many of our breakfast items such as muffins, cinnamon rolls, and muffin tops!
Why Is School Nutrition Important?
School meals provide a foundation for the learning and health of Chico's kids
School meals provide over half of the daily recommended levels of key nutrients that children need to grow
Students that participate in school breakfast have improved academic and test performance compared to students that don't eat breakfast or eat at home
Students that participate in school meals are less likely to be obese than their peers
School nutrition programs can help schools
School nutrition programs provide a natural classroom to teach nutrition and healthy eating habits which last a lifetime
State and federal grants for special education, after school programs and many other services uses school meal data to determine funding levels
Healthy participation in school nutrition programs improve the overall financial health of schools
School meals benefit families
Over 5,000 Chico children rely on free or reduced price school meals as their most consistent source of healthy meals
School nutrition programs help expose growing children to a wide variety of foods
No need to pack a lunch! School nutrition programs can provide healthy and hearty meals without the hassle of packing a lunch each day