Lunch Menus and Child Nutrition

  • Visit the Sodexo website
    for menus, allergen report, and meal assistance information.

    During 2020-2021, all student meals are complimentary for both in-person and distance learners.

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. Meal accounts can be prepaid or paid with cash in hand daily. The district has a Point of Sale system with pre-pay options. Look for a flier to come home with your student at the start of the school year.

    Along with freshly made salads, sandwiches, and entrees, lunches include 1% white of 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.  

Meal Payment Options

  • Elementary School: during lunch time, students may pay either in cash or with his/her lunch card.  Every student has a lunch card with his/her name on it. The lunch card is kept in the cafeteria at all times. When purchasing a lunch, the card is swiped similar to a debit card and the lunch fee is deducted from your student's account.

    Redwood Middle School: students may key in their student ID number at the registers or scan their district ID card. This process helps speed up service. The student ID number can be found on your child's schedule. New to district students will be notified of their student number just before school begins. Please provide your child with his/her student ID number if he/she does not already know it.

    Students may bring lunch payments in daily, or parents may pay ahead via check or online lunch payment via TITAN:

    • Checks: checks should be made out to "Saratoga Union School District" and dropped off at your school office. Include your student's name, grade, and ID number. Typically, checks are in the amount to cover several weeks or months of lunches. The check amount is credited to the student's meal payment account

    • Online Payment Portal:
      The TITAN Portal is a secure online system that allows parents/guardians to:
      • Make an online payment to their child's cafeteria meal accounts
      • Remotely monitor their child's account
      • Set up automatic payments
      • Set up low balance email alerts
      • Submit an online application for free/reduced meals
    •  At the start of the school year, new-to-SUSD families will be notified of their child student ID number which is needed to set up the account

    If you had a family account at the elementary school and your child is now entering Redwood, the remaining balance of that family account stays with the sibling(s) at the elementary school.  If there is no sibling in K-5, the existing balance is rolled forward to Redwood. If you choose to split or forward funds please contact Child Nutrition (408) 867-3042, extension 212 and they will take care of this manually.

Meal Prices

  • Elementary & Middle School meal prices:

    • Breakfast Paid $2.25
    • Lunch Paid $3.50
    • Milk $.75

    Adult Meal Prices

    • Breakfast $2.75
    • Lunch $4.00

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 Return the completed forms to your school office or district office.

Free and Reduced Meals

  • Parents/ guardian may apply for free & reduced price meals through a confidential application process. Free lunches are available at all schools for student who qualify based on family income. If you now receive Food Stamp, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWorks), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments (Kin GAP), Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits, or Medicaid your child may receive free meals. Free breakfasts are also available at all schools. A new letter and application outlining the free meal program is distributed to all students each year as required by the federal government.  

    For information about this program, call the Child Nutrition Department at (408) 867 3042 ext. 212.

    The current school year's paper application for meal assistance is also available online on the Annual Parent Notification page

    Or you can apply online via the TITAN payment portal:

Contact Child Nutrition

  • If you have questions, please contact:

    Free and reduced lunch applications or payment questions
    Sue Westphal
    Child Nutrition Lead at Redwood Middle School
    phone: (408) 867-3042, ext. 212

    TITAN, menus, meal accommodations, or account assistance
    Pam Tilton
    Food Services Manager, Sodexo
    cell: (408) 348-0904

Meal Charge Procedures

  • Students and Adults are expected to pay cash daily or pay in advance for all food purchases. The district does recognize that occasionally students may forget to bring money to school or their parent/guardian may let the account balance lapse. To ensure that no student goes hungry, the district will enforce the following policy for students:

    • Free Meals:  Students who qualify to receive free meals should never have a negative balance. The USDA allows one free breakfast and one free lunch daily. Additional meals or a la carte purchases may be purchased at full price with cash in advance.
    • Reduced-Price Meals: Students approved for reduced-price meals are expected to pay the reduced price of their meals either daily or in advance. Reduced price students will never be denied a meal if they are unable to pay. Students will however be charged and their account will become negative until the balance is paid. Food Service staff and school site staff may assist in collection efforts to bring the account current. Parents will be notified of their delinquent balance by paper slip home with their student, phone call to the home, and any other efforts necessary.
    • All other Students: Parents are expected to keep their child’s lunch account current. Parents are responsible for any negative balance accrued by their student(s). Students who have no money on their account will be allowed to charge the meal of their choice. Food Service staff and school site staff may assist in collection efforts to bring the account current. Parents will be notified of their delinquent balance by email, phone call to the home, and any other efforts necessary.

    Adults are never allowed to charge a meal or a la carte purchase causing their account to become negative.  Adults are encouraged to set up a pre-paid account.