Menus and Child Nutrition
For menus, food allergen report, and meal assistance information, visit the Sodexo website saratogausd.sodexomyway.com
For questions about TITAN and lunch payments, contact Sodexo Food Manager Lupe Pena.
During 2022-2023, meals are complimentary for students!
California became the first state to implement a statewide Universal Meals Program for school children. California’s Universal Meals Program is designed to build on the foundations of the federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). California’s State Meal Mandate is expanded to include both a nutritious adequate breakfast and lunch for not just children in need, but all children each school day.
Saratoga Union School District offers all students complimentary breakfast and lunch meals. Meals will be available for pickup in the cafeteria during scheduled meal periods (breakfast items are available during morning recess/break, lunch is served during the midday lunch period).
Meals served are reimbursed by the USDA and funds go toward Child Nutrition staff wages and food costs. Please note that you are not taking food away from someone who needs it more – we have plenty to go around!
While the first meal is free, the second meal will require a deposit in your child's TITAN account.
Monthly menus and allergen information at the Sodexo Saratoga website.
It's More Than a Meal Application!
Free meals are provided to any Saratoga Union School District student for the entire school year 2022-2023. Filling out a meal application can provide extra benefits outside of the meal program. Please participate this year and help support Saratoga School District!
Based on Free/Reduced eligibility, this funding supports:
- Title I funds – Intervention and Reading/Math support.
- Title II funds – Professional Development for all staff.
- Title III funds – Immigration and English Learner students.
- Title IV funds – Student support and Academic Enrichment.
Complete the application at https://family.titank12.com/application/new?lang=English&identifier=UTZFTF or use the paper form listed below.
Thank you for your participation in this important funding initiative!
Food Allergies and Meal Accommodations
If your student has a food allergy and needs special meal accommodations, please download the Food Allergy Action Plan AND Food Services Special Meal Accommodation and Food Allergy forms located at www.saratogausd.org/medicalforms. Return the completed forms to your school office or district office. Allergen and ingredient listings are posted on the Sodexo website under "Menus."
School Breakfast and Lunch in Saratoga USD
The Governing Board recognizes that students need adequate, nourishing food in order to grow, learn, and maintain good health. The Food Service/Child Nutrition Program analyzes the nutritional value of all school lunches to assure that they meet the nutritional needs of our students and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Breakfast and lunch are provided every day at all district schools.
Along with freshly made salads, sandwiches, and entrees, lunches include 1% white or non-fat chocolate milk and an all-you-can-eat salad bar with fresh produce. SUSD is please to offer many entree choices made with whole grains, lean meats, natural cheese, and reduced sodium content.
Breakfast items are served during morning recess/break. Lunch is served during the midday lunch period.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information
The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.
The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. In order to qualify for the EITC, households must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if taxes are not owed or households are not required to file. The EITC reduces the amount of tax households owe and may allow for a refund.
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:
https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Contact Child Nutrition
If you have questions, please contact:
Free and reduced lunch applications, menus and meal accommodations
Child Nutrition Services Supervisor
phone: (408) 867-3042, ext. 256
TITAN account assistance
Food Services Manager, Sodexo