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Farm-to-School for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables  Farm to School

Across the country, an increasing number of schools and districts have begun to source more foods locally and to provide complementary educational activities to students that emphasize food, farming, and nutrition. This nationwide movement is designed to enrich children’s bodies and minds while supporting local economies is often referred to as “farm to school.”

The objectives of Nutrition Services Department is to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias and improve student nutrition, while providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities...and we want to support our local and regional farmers.

The key is to make these fresh options available and to get kids to try new things. Farm to School programs link school students and farmers in a way that improves foods offered in schools, educates kids about healthy eating and local foods, and creates income opportunities for farmers supplying to schools.

A Farm-to-School Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program can be an important catalyst for change in our efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. It has also been proven to be a successful way to introduce kids and teens to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.

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Welcome to
Eureka City Schools Nutrition Services!


Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


2021 Summer Meals Begins Monday, 6/14/21*

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ECS Nutrition Services will continue to keep our students and community children fed this summer.  All of the sites listed above will be open for curbside meal pick up service during the noted time-frames. Free meals are available for all children 18 and under.

Meal Service at Eureka High School will be offered Monday through Friday beginning on Friday, June 11th- July 30.

Meal Service at Alice Birney Elementary will be offered Monday through Thursday (with double meals available for pickup every Thursday) beginning on Monday, June 14th.

Meal Service at Washington Elementary will be offered Monday through Thursday (with double meals available for pickup every Thursday) beginning on Tuesday, June 15th.

* Rio Dell Elementary is NOT an ECS school, but we will be providing meals that will be offered at their curbside service beginning On Monday, June 21st.

Please contact (707) 441-2501 if you have any questions regarding our free summer meals program

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ECS Servicios de nutrición continuaron alimentando nuestros estudiantes y comunidad este verano. Todos los sitios arriba estarán abiertos para recoger alimentos durante los tiempos dados. Gratis comida estará disponible para todos los niños 18 y abajo.

Servicios de comida en Eureka High School serán ofrecido Lunes a Viernes empezando Viernes, Junio 11-Julio 30.

Servicios de comido en la primaria Alice Birney serán ofrecido Lunes a Jueves ( con doble alimento disponible para recoger cada Jueves) empezando el Lunes, Junio 14 

Servicios de comida en la primaria Washington serán ofrecido Lunes a Jueves (con doble alimento disponible para recoger cada Jueves) empezando el Jueves Junio 15

*Primaria de Rio Dell No es una ECS escuela, pero nosotros estaremos dando comida para recoger empezando el Lunes, Junio 21.

Por favor contacte (707) 441-2501 si tienes cualquier pregunta sobre nuestro programa gratuito de comidas de verano


The Nutrition Services team will continue to notify families of future changes with notices in the meal bags along with being on this website as well as the district Facebook page.

Meal accommodation forms for food and beverage allergies, and other Nutrition Services documents, are available for download in the links below. 

For any questions or clarifications please contact (707)441-2501.

Other Links


Alternate Income Data Survey English

Alternate Income Data Survey Spanish

Meal Accommodation Form English

Meal Accommodation Form Spanish

Student Wellness Policy

Field Trip Food Request Form

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement English

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Spanish

Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

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