Good nutrition supports student learning. East Side Union High School District makes a nourishing lunch available to all students, based on California Department of Education nutrition guidelines. These guidelines take into account the California Daily Food Guide published by the Department of Health Services.
School lunches must meet the applicable recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories.