Paramount Unified School District

Student Nutrition Services

To Be Fit For Life!

The SNS Dept has received clarification from the Department of Public Health that the updated guidance for school food service allows open salad bars to be permitted during meal service. With that being said, we are pleased to announce that the cafes will start to transition from pre-bagged items to now offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

We kindly ask that all students who come into the café continue sanitizing their hands before grabbing their lunch and head off to the salad bar. Please note that all café staff is trained to follow standard food safety procedures when handling salad bar food items.

Our number #1 goal is ensuring students are well-nourished. Simply incorporating salad bars as part of the school breakfast and lunch program has shown to increase fruit and vegetable consumption by an average of 1.2 servings per student per day. Given that most kids are not eating enough of these healthful foods on a given day, this is a great opportunity to help them meet their nutritional needs.

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We’re glad you stopped by!  We are passionate about serving your child healthy, delicious meals to prepare them to learn in the classroom.  You can be confident when your child dines with us knowing our meals meet the high nutrition standards of the Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act.  

Healthy living is all about making healthy choices.  We’ve provided numerous resources for students, parents and educators to have all the tools for healthy eating and daily exercise.  Let us know if we can help you on your journey toward a healthy lifestyle.

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