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Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services
Our Mission Statement:

Food and Nutrition Services is dedicated to providing all students of Ramona Unified healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals that meet students' nutritional needs, following state and federal requirements, USDA Dietary Guidelines, in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Food & Nutrition Services

9 days ago

A complete school lunch includes:

   1 - Meat or protein item
​   2 – Bread or grain item
​   3 – Milk  (1% Lowfat  white or Nonfat chocolate)
​   4 – Fruit or juice  
   5 – Vegetable

Students must select a minimum of 3 of the 5 components

Second meals are no longer allowed.

A complete school breakfast includes:

Grain items (2) or Grain and protein items
​Fruit,  Juice, or Milk – 1% lowfat white and nonfat chocolate

Students must take a minimum of 3 components


Elementary Schools - Lunch - $2.50   Breakfast - $1.50

Olive Peirce Middle School, Ramona High School 
and Montecito High School
Lunch -  $3.00   Breakfast - $2.00  

Reduced Prices  -  Breakfast - 25¢ Lunch - 40¢ 
Adult  -  Lunch $4.00  Breakfast $2.50


Did you know you can combine student account balances ?

The balance will show up the same for all student accounts you join.

If you make payments on line via,

you can make a payment for any student.

If you are interested in combining accounts, please send your request to:

Food & Nutrition Services  720 Ninth St.  Ramona, CA 92065   or

 email to: - include the names and ID numbers of the students for whom you want to combine accounts.

Prepay For Meals

Meals can be purchased in advance, and balances are maintained in an electronic account. Balances (positive and negative) carry forward from year to year, and school to school.  At the end of the school year, uncollected meal charges must be paid. Payments can be made at school sites, district office, or on line at, where balances can be monitored, payment reminders set up, and other convenient features can be utilized. Special envelopes are available for making payments by check, which can be turned in to the cafeteria or the District Office. Returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 service charge. Checks should be written in blue or black ink, as the bank does not accept checks written in colored ink or gel pens. If student balances are low and additional payments are needed, cafeteria staff members will attempt to send home reminders. Additionally, parents will receive automated phone messages when account balances turn negative. At elementary schools, if account balances go two days or longer without payment, students will only be eligible for an alternative meal. Charging of meals or a la carte foods is not allowed at middle and high schools. Student account balances can be combined for your convenience, with only one balance showing for all students in a family.

Free and Reduced Priced Meal Applications

Starting July 17, 2018 - Applications are available at the District Office or your child's school.  Just as a reminder, you only need one application per family.


Nutritional Guidelines:


Legislation remains in effect this school year that limits the calories, percentage of fat, saturated fat, and sugar in foods not part of a complete meal (a la carte or snacks) that are sold or served to students at all grade levels.  Complete meals already meet U.S. Dietary Guidelines.


SB490 prohibits the selling and serving of any foods containing artificial trans fat.  This law applies to foods brought from home to share in classroom activities.  Trans fat is found mostly in vegetable oils, shortenings and some margarine.  It often ends up in cookies, crackers, snack foods, baked goods and other processed foods.  Watch for the words "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated", as this is the clue there is trans fat in a food product.


Foods sold a la carte must comply with these nutritional regulations, as well as complete meals. 



Sanitation in school cafeterias has been in the national media recently.  We want to assure parents, students, and staff that the kitchens in the Ramona Unified School District comply with all regulations of food safety and sanitation.  Kitchens are inspected on a regular basis by County inspectors, who give us high marks and compliments on our facilities.  Staff members are provided training for food safety and sanitation on an on-going basis.  Cleanliness and food safety are a priority with District staff on a daily basis.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and  policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited  from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 977-8339.  Additionally, program information my be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD_3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1)  mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
                 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
3)  email:

This is an equal opportunity provider.


2018-2019 Free and Reduced Meal Application

24 hours ago

Ramona Food & Nutrition Services is now accepting applications for free and reduced price school meals for the 2018-19 school year.  A new application is required every year, even if your financial situation has not changed.  Only one application is needed per household.  

Application Instructions -- English

2018-2019 Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals -- English

Instruciones -- Spanish

2018-2019 Solicitud para Alimentos Gratis o a Precio Reducido -- Spanish

Contact Information

9 days ago

Ramona USD Food & Nutrition Services

720 Ninth Street

Ramona, CA 92065

(760) 787-2048

Director of Food & Nutrition Services

Emily Cena, Ph.D., R.D.

Food & Nutrition Services Technician

Julie Fields


Medical Statement

9 days ago

If your student(s) requires a special meal and/or accommodations, please fill out the medical statement below and return to Food & Nutrition Services of Ramona Unified School District.