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 The Food Services Department offers the following programs and services:

  • National School Breakfast Program
  • National School Lunch Program
  • After School Snack Program
  • Catering
  • Classroom Pizza Parties
  • Provide Educators Books and Classroom Resources

Applications are available at the following locations:

  • Cafeteria
  • School Main Office
  • District Office
  • Food Service Office
  • Online

Welcome to Food Services Department where good nutrition, learning and physical education go hand in hand.  The Food Services Department has a team of professionals that are dedicated to the student’s health, well-being and ability to learn.  We support the academic agenda by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition practices.

All 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 their health and nutritional needs.

Mission Statement

The Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) Food Service Department’s intention is to ensure the offering and service of nutritionally wholesome and well balanced meals for breakfast, lunch, and snack are made available to students.  It is our goal to provide a variety of foods which encourage healthy eating habits and physical activity as a lifestyle.

Healthy Changes to School Lunches

IUSD students will enjoy a variety of healthy choices in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. IUSD has made every effort to ensure that all meals include items that are healthy and fresh.  This federal law aims to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by providing healthier choices for school lunches. These include more whole grains and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

What is the National School Lunch Program?

The National School Lunch Program is a federally funded program operating in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfast and lunches to more than 29 million children each school day.  In 1998, Congress expanded the National School Lunch Program to include snacks to children afterschool educational and enrichment programs which includes children through 18 years of age.

Meal Application

The district has been approved for Provision 2 meal claiming.  Schools participating in Provision 2 must serve the National School Breakfast (NSBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) at no charge for up to 4 consecutive years to all enrolled students.

Provision 2 operates on a 4-year cycle.  During the first year, known as the base year, there is no change in traditional procedures.  The district distributes free and reduced price meal applications and makes eligibility determinations for participating students, the daily meal count is taken by type (free, reduced and paid) at the point of service and Federal reimbursement is received based on these counts. However, regardless of the children’s eligibility category, all children are served meals at no charge.   Once the percentage of free and reduced eligibility throughout the district has been determined the district will operate on that percentage for years 2, 3 and 4 of the cycle.

Name/Title Phone Number Fax Number E-Mail Address
Rosa Orosemane

Director of Food services

(310) 680-4873 (310) 419-0767 rorosemane@inglewood.k12.ca.us
Julia Edwards

Assistant Director of Food Services

(310) 680-48772 (310) 419-0767 julia.edwards@inglewood.k12.ca.us
Alice Uy

Financial Analyst

 

(310) 680-4875 (310) 419-0767 auy@inglewood.k12.ca.us
Winnie Wilhite

Data Processing

Technician

(310) 680-4874 (310) 419-0767 wwilhite@inglewood.k12.ca.us