NUTRITION SERVICES AT EPIC
EPIC de Cesar Chavez is committed to the optimal development of every student. EPIC believes that for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental, and social success, we need to create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment at every level and in every setting throughout the school year.
FIELD-EPIC developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the overall health and well-being of our students. The policy was adopted in 2020 to inform our students of the various options available to them and further support their wellness goals. These ongoing efforts are reviewed by the School Wellness Committee which includes teachers, students, administrators, mental health and social services staff, along with representatives of the school's nutrition program. Our committee meets twice a year to assess the program and look for ways to better incorporate habits that support a healthy lifestyle for not only our students, but the staff and community at large.
Sharing the Wellness Message
One of our goals at FIELD-EPIC is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our organization's website that emphasizes the importance of nutrition and physical and mental fitness. Here, we provide information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers and students, as well as a variety of learning tools.
All stakeholders are able to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. Please contact the School Nutrition Office at (650) 245-8594 for more details.
Key Areas of our Wellness PolicyBalance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
On July 9, 2021, Assembly Bill (AB) 130 (McGuire) Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill was signed into law by Governor Newsom. AB 130 establishes a California Universal Meals Program with changes to the state meal mandate and new requirements for high poverty schools to apply for a federal provision.
Beginning school year 2022/2023 FIELD-EPIC, will begin to serve students two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during each school day to students requesting a meal, regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility. However, our school relies on families completing the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application for educational funding throughout the school year. It also may help give qualifying families discounts on home services such as cable, internet, etc.
Click on links below for more information.INFORMATION ON SCHOOL MEAL & APPLICATION
Discover School Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily in all of our FIELD-EPIC de Cesar Chavez classrooms at no cost to our students. There are so many benefits to eating a healthy breakfast like brain energy, boosting metabolism for the day, and improves attention and problem solving.
USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
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:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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