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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.



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Baldwin Park High School’s food and nutrition services recently earned the 2019 Champions of Breakfast Award for implementing innovative serving models and increasing the number of students who eat breakfast on a daily basis by 25 percent.

The Champions of Breakfast Awards recognize schools and districts across the country that operate exemplary School Breakfast Programs (SBP).

“We are super excited to win this national award,” said BPUSD Director of Nutrition Services Rosa Estrella. “Students do better in school if they have a healthy meal in the morning, and as Director, it is my responsibility to make sure students receive a nutritionally balanced meal.”

Estrella nominated Baldwin Park High School for the Champions of Breakfast Award because of the dedicated staff, who embraced the breakfast carts and helped increase meal participation. Their hard work has ensured that more than 72 percent of the student population, or about 1,300 out of 1,800 students, receive breakfast.

Through Baldwin Park High School’s breakfast cart, students can choose free and healthy options, including whole-grain pastries, fruit smoothies and granola bars. Students also can create their own oatmeal and yogurt bowls, complete with cinnamon, granola, strawberries, bananas and blueberries.

Across the District, more than 25,000 breakfasts are served to students on a weekly basis, with options that include cafeteria meals, grab-n-go carts, breakfast in the classroom and second chance breakfast. 

To promote healthy eating habits and celebrate National School Breakfast Week, taking place March 4-8, Nutrition Services is offering new breakfast items that include cheese omelets with whole-grain croissants, waffles with fresh strawberries and bananas, and whole-grain cinnamon rolls. 

With the “Start Your Engines” campaign, families and students are encouraged to eat breakfast and learn about the importance of a balanced diet.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s SBP provides nutritionally balanced, low- or no-cost breakfasts to students each school day


Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at


You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at

There are many options for notifying households about the EITC which may include in­–person, electronic, mail, flyers, or by phone.

For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC web page at or the California EITC web page at

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its website at You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its website at





Sixteen of the Baldwin Park Unified Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Families will not have to fill out meal applications. Participating schools are as follows:

Elementary Schools

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  • Extra a la carte items will be charged accordingly.
  • Meals not having enough required components will be charged a la carte pricing. To receive meal benefits at campuses not listed above, an Approved Free & Reduced Lunch Application must be completely filled out and submitted for the 2018-2019 School Year. For more information, call 626-856-4224.

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.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

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