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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 our 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.

 Ä°Bienvenido a los Servicios de Alimentación!
El departamento de servicios de nutrición está formado de un equipo de profesionales que se dedican a la salud, y bienestar de los estudiantes, y su capacidad de aprendizaje. Apoyamos el aprendizaje mediante la promoción de hábitos saludables para la nutrición de toda la vida y las prácticas de acondicionamento físico.

Las comidas, los alimentos y bebidas que se venden o sirven en las escuelas cumplen con los requisitos estatales y federales que de basan en las Derectrices Dietéticas del USDA. Proporcionamos a los estudiantes con acceso a una  variedad de alimentos asequibles y atractivos que satisfagan las necesidades de salud y nutrición de los estudiantes.información en español



School Lunch Program Information 2016-2017


Meal Benefits: The Antelope Valley Union High School District is a proud sponsor of the National School Lunch Program. Food Services provides a broad-ranging and healthy menu program geared to today’s high school student. We offer meals from multiple outlets on campus to meet the time and social needs of all students. Our five week cycle menus follow all guidelines associated with the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act. Each menu reflects nutrition and value with student satisfaction our number one priority!

Returning Families and those new to the school District may complete an application for assistance in the National School Lunch Program for the 2016-2017 school year any time after July 1, 2016. Applications will be available at our District Office on July 1; you may also apply online at (faxed applications are not accepted). If you choose to complete the paper application, we recommend that you mail or bring the completed application directly to the address at the bottom of this letter. This assures prompt and confidential application processing with your approval letter handed to you over the counter. Mailed applications will be processed upon receipt and a letter will be mailed to you within a few days. Returning the lunch application to school will cause processing delays up to 10 days and there is no guarantee that it will be received by the Food Services office. Office hours are from 7:30AM-4:30PM Monday–Friday except on school holidays.

Prepaid Meals and Money on account: The price for lunch is $3.50 and the price for breakfast is $2.00.  Food Services offers an online system to prepay for meals. It is easy to place monies on account for your students at You may also pay by personal check; please make checks payable to Antelope Valley Union High School District and include your student’s name and ID number. All checks must be received by Cafeteria staff, no exceptions. The maximum amount for personal checks is $50.00. Unpaid (returned) checks are subject to a $15.00 bank processing fee and possible loss of check writing privileges.

Some Answers to Frequently asked questions in completing applications

Foster Children: Foster children may be included in a household family application.

IF ALL OF THE CHILDREN THAT YOU LIST AS ATTENDING THE AVUHSD ARE FOSTER CHILDREN (the legal responsibility of the welfare agency or a ward of the court), you do not need to list any other members of the household nor any income, and you do not need to list the last 4 digits of the social security number of the adult who signs. The foster parent or agency official must sign the application.

IF SOME OF THE CHILDREN ARE FOSTER CHILDREN AND SOME ARE NOT, you will need to list all children, adults, and income so that those children in our District who are not in foster care may be checked for approval. If a qualifying case number for the non-foster child(ren) is submitted, you may not need to list the other household members, income, and social security number.

CalFresh_Logo.PNGCalWorks /CalFresh: If any member of your household receives benefits, enter the names of all Antelope Valley Union High School District students in Section 1 of the application. List the 7 digit Food Stamp, CalWorks or KinGAP number and check the box identifying the number in Section 2. An adult must sign the application, but no Social Security number is required. Include the printed name of signer, address and telephone number as indicated at the bottom of application.

Income Applications: Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart. Note: The AVUHSD does not charge for reduced price meals.

List all Antelope Valley Union High School District students in Section 1 and all other members of your household, children and adults, in Section 3 of the lunch application.Please list all income amounts only once. Indicate the source of income and if it is received weekly, monthly, etc. The Adult signing the application must include the last four numbers of their Social Security number or indicate that they do not have one by marking the box provided, or by writing the word “None”.

NOTE ON REPORTING INCOME: If your income is not always the same, list the amount that you normally get. For example, if you normally get $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only got $900, enter that you receive $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get it only sometimes. For each household member, list each type of income received, how often it is received, and indicate the source as directed. For earnings, be sure to list the gross income, not the take-home pay. Gross income is the amount earned before taxes and other deductions. You should be able to find it on your pay stub or your boss can tell you. For other income, list the amount each person got for the month from welfare, child support, alimony, pensions, retirement, Social Security,

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veteran’s benefits (VA benefits), and disability benefits. Other incomes include Worker’s compensation, unemployment or strike benefits, regular contributions from people who do not live in your household, etc. Do not include income from SNAP, FDPIR, WIC, Federal education benefits and foster payments received by the family from the placing agency. For ONLY the self-employed, under Earnings from Work, report income after expenses. This is for your business, farm, or rental property. If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, or you get combat pay, do not include these allowances as income. All other allowances must be included in your gross income. For any person (including children) with no income, you must indicate No Income.

MEDICAL OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS: If you believe your child needs a food substitute or texture modification because of a disability, please contact the school. A child with a disability is entitled to a special meal at no extra charge if the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal.

FAIR HEARING: If you do not agree with the decision regarding your application or the result of verification, you may discuss it with AVUHSD Food Services. You also have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing may be requested by calling or writing the following school official:

NAME: Mr. Jeffrey Foster, Deputy Superintendent
ADDRESS: 44811 N. Sierra Hwy., Lancaster, CA 93534
TELEPHONE: (661) 948-7655 ext. 232

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  • Household is synonymous with family and means a group of related or unrelated individuals who are not residents of an institution or boarding house, but who are living as one economic unit sharing housing and all significant income and expenses. This scale does not apply to households that receive CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits, or children who are recipients of California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program (CalWORKs). Those children are automatically eligible for free meal benefits.
  • In the Adult Care Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, a household includes the adult participant and, if residing with the participant, the spouse as well as any persons who are economically dependent on the adult participant. This scale does not apply to members of CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) households, or recipients of Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, or FDPIR benefits. Those participants are automatically eligible for free meals.


If you have any questions about the meal program, please contact us by e-mail at or at the address or telephone below.

Antelope Valley Union High School District / Food Services
44809 Beech Avenue Lancaster, CA. 93534
(661) 575-1051 or (661) 952-2929 en español




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