Welcome to Sweetwater Nutrition!


During June, SUHSD’s Food Distribution will take place at:

Chula Vista Middle, National City Middle, & Southwest Middle on FRIDAYS 

(6/11, 6/18, 6/25) from 11:00 am -1:00 pm

**(While supplies last) **

7 BREAKFAST & 7 LUNCH (No Supper)

    Click here for Serving Day Calendar (June 2021)

All sites will be serving On-Campus Lunch everyday for Summer School
**Except Castle Park High & Hilltop Middle*



Durante Junio, la distribución de alimentos de SUHSD se llevará a cabo en:

Escuelas: Chula Vista Middle, National City Middle, & Southwest Middle

los Viernes (Junio 11, 18 y 25) de 11:00-1:00

**(Mientras dure en existencia) **


Haga clic aquí para servir el calendario del día (Junio 2021)


Todos los sitios servirán en el campus almuerzo todos los días para la escuela de Verano
**Excepto Castle Park High & Hilltop Middle**


Food Distribution of Whole Chickens will take place at ELH (6/4/21)

Whole Chicken Cooking Tutorials:

Spatch Cock Chicken: (28) Spatch Cock Chicken – YouTube

Soda Can Chicken: (28) Soda Can Chicken – YouTube

Compound Butter: (28) How to Make Compound Butter – YouTube

Onion Cutting Tutorial: (28) Onion Cutting to Prevent Tears – YouTube


Serving FREE Meals for Children 2-18 years old!

Click here: ON CAMPUS MENU


  • **Not all of the listed items will be served at each site**


  • Bulk Serving School Sites:

Student barcodes will no longer be required.  Each individual will receive a bag containing breakfast, lunch, and fruit (regardless of income eligibility). 

All schools will continue to serve meals on Tuesdays from 11 am – 1 pm.    * (while supplies last) *

Scroll down for a list of school sites serving meals.

**When picking up meals, you will be required to wear a face mask**

Ahora se sirven comidas GRATIS para niños 2-18 años!

Los códigos de barras de los estudiantes ya no serán necesarios.  Cada estudiante recibirá una bolsa que contiene desayuno, almuerzo y fruta (independientemente de la elegibilidad de ingresos). 

Todas las escuelas continuarán sirviendo comidas los martes de 11 am-1 pm. * (mientras haya en exisrtencia) *

**Debe usar cubre-boca**


2020-2021 Free and Reduced Meal Applications available every day through out the school year!

——–How to Apply——–

To participate in the National School Lunch Program please complete a Free or Reduced price meal application for your child(ren).

AVAILABLE NOW: Paper and Online Meal Applications

Paper Application

Paper Applications can be picked-up and returned at School Sites and/or the District Office.

  • Applications will be available to fill out, pick-up and/or drop-off at the District Office outside of the Nutrition Services Building, Monday-Friday from 8am to 12pm
    • There will be tables outside of the office with blank applications to fill out and boxes to drop-off your application
  • If you have any questions or need assistance with filling out your application please make an appointment by calling Nutrition Services (619) 691-5510. (M-F, 8am-12pm)
  • If coming in person you will need to wear a mask and the practice social distancing guidelines.

Online Application

Online applications may be completed on the Parent Portal, which keeps data secure, confidential and ensures that the application is completely filled out.  This accelerates the application review process and determination of your child’s eligibility status. You may complete and submit an application here.


  • Must have username and password to login
  • Students must be registered with their school before applying for meals

**For a step-by-step video on how to fill out an online application click here**

**To learn how to fill out an online application, click here for the Power Point Tutorial.**

For your courtesy, students who pay for nutrition services, can access PayPams online:

 **SUHSD will only be accepting payment through PayPams.  *NO CASH OR CHECKS*

NOTICE: On July 1, 2020 SUHSD increased the Paid Lunch Meal Price to $3.10 and Paid Breakfast Meal Price to $1.90.

Please note: Free, reduced and full paid meals are served using an automated accounting system that protects the privacy of all students.


For more information on Meal Service for the 2020/21 school year please click here

Para obtener más información sobre el Servicio de comidas para el año escolar 2020/21, haga clic aquí


Para participar en el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares, favor de completar una Solicitud de Almuerzos gratuitos o reducidos para los estudiantes en su hogar.

Ya estan disponibles : Solicitudes de almuerzos en formato de papel y

en linea (Internet).

Solicitud en formato de papel.

Solicitudes de almuerzos en formato de papel, ahora ya estan disponibles para recoger -entregar en las escuelas y en la Oficina del Distrito.

  • Las solicitudes en formato de papel estan disponibles para completarse, recoger y/o entregar en el Distrito, afuera de la oficina del Departamento de Nutricion, de Lunes a Viernes de 8:00a.m. a 12:00p.m.
    • Estaremos afuera de la oficina de Nutricion, y contaremos con mesas donde encontrara solicitudes en blanco para ser completadas y depositadas en una caja.
  • Si usted tiene preguntas o requiere ayuda completando la solicitud, puede agendar una cita llamando al Departamento de Servicios de Nutricion al (619) 691-5510. (L-V, 8am-12pm).
  • Si usted desea presentarse en persona, se require que usted use un cubre bocas, mantener la sana distancia y seguir los protocolos de seguridad establecidos.

Solicitudes en linea (por Internet)

Las solicitudes en linea (Internet), pueden ser completadas en el Portal para Padres, el cual cuenta con una forma de mantener segura su informacion, confidencial, y asegurar que su solicitud sea completada exitosamente.  Esto acelera el proceso de la solicitud, y la determinacion del estado de elegibilidad de su hijo/a.  Usted puede completar y enviar la solicitud en el siguiente enlace:


  • Debera tener su nombre de usuario y su contraseña para acceder al portal
  • Los estudiantes deben estar inscritos en su escuela antes de solicitar los almuerzos

**Para ver un video paso-a-paso sobre cómo completar una solicitud en línea, haga clic aquí**

**Para mas informacion de como completar su solicitud en linea (Internet), favor de copiar y pegar el siguiente enlace para acceder a un tutorial de Power Point.**


Los estudiantes que pagan por los Servicios de Nutrition, pueden depositar fondos en linea (por Internet), en el siguiente enlace:

 **SUHSD estara aceptando pagos solo por PayPams.  *NO EFECTIVO NI CHEQUES*


Meal Service School Sites for 2020/21 School Year

**When picking up meals, you will be required to wear a face mask**

Date & Time: Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m (while supplies last)


  • Bonita Vista High
  • Bonita Vista Middle
  • Chula Vista High
  • Chula Vista Middle
  • Castle Park High
  • Castle Park Middle
  • Eastlake High
  • Eastlake Middle
  • Granger Junior High
  • Hilltop High
  • Hilltop Middle
  • Mar Vista High
  • Mar Vista Middle
  • Montgomery High
  • Montgomery Middle
  • National City Middle
  • Olympian High
  • Otay Ranch High
  • Rancho Del Rey Middle
  • San Ysidro High
  • Southwest High
  • Southwest Middle
  • Sweetwater High

Distribution will include seven (7) breakfasts and seven (7) lunches for a total of fourteen (14) meals. Meals are FREE and availiable to children 2-18 years old.  Chilren do not need to be present to receive meals.


Farm to School & Garden Resources for Families & Students

Click on the links below to learn more:

Farm to School Promotional Guide: This resource provides tools for school nutrition service professionals to effectively market and promote their school meal and Farm to School programs.
School Garden Resources: This resource provides activities for students with and without access to a garden space, and for teachers who are looking for virtual garden activities.



The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the California Department of Education (CDE), in a joint effort, are administering the federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. As of July 27, the CDSS has issued P-EBT cards to over 3.5 million children throughout the state, providing over $1.3 billion to eligible families.

Those households with a pending application who provided an email address to the CDSS have received a communication informing them that the CDE and CDSS has been unable to determine their P-EBT eligibility. If a household believes that this determination was made in error, they can appeal the decision and provide additional information to determine their P-EBT eligibility.
Families that wish to request an appeal may do so by submitting a P-EBT Appeal Formonline. Appeals must be submitted by Monday, August 10. The CDSS will begin processing appeals on August 11. A final communication will be sent to all households that submit an appeal request informing them if they were determined eligible for P-EBT benefits.
Contact Information
For more information about P-EBT, you may visit the CDSS P-EBT web page at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt.
Families that require assistance with their P-EBT card can call the P-EBT Customer Service Center at 877-328-9677.
For updated information about COVID-19 emergency feeding, please visit the CDE COVID-19 School and Child and Adult Day Care Meals web page at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/schoolmeals.asp. This page is updated each Friday with new information.
Thank you.
Nutrition Services Division
California Department of Education


Regular School Year Information:

Please take a look at our delicious and nutritious Breakfast and Lunch items.  You can find our weekly menus here.  We go through a 4-week menu cycle. Our Serving Calendar is also attached here as a reference to see which week we are on (1-4), it is color coded to match the attached menus.  You can find the Color key on the bottom of the page.

SUHSD also uses an interactive web app, YumYummi.  This app gives access to view menu items, give feedback and show pictures of what our food looks like.  Please use the link  to access the YumYummi app

**In case you were not aware, our Supper Program provides free meals after school. Even if your students pays for meals during the day, after school Supper is FREE FOR EVERYONE!**

  Supper is served at the following schools: CPH, CPM, CVH, CVM, GJ, HTH, HTM, MVH, MVA, MOH, MOM, NCM,   SOH, SOM, SUH, SYH.


Información del año escolar regular:

Por favor, revise la lista de nuestros deliciosos y nutritivos alimentos preparados para desayuno y almuerzo.  Puede consultar nuestros menús semanales aquí.  Contamos con un ciclo de menú de cuatro semanas. Asimismo, incluimos nuestro calendario de servicio de comidas aquí como referencia para consultar en qué semana estamos (1-4). El calendario está codificado por colores para que coincida con los menús adjuntos. En la parte inferior de la página encontrará la legenda de cada color.

El distrito SUHSD también utiliza la aplicación (App) interactiva YumYummi.  Dicha aplicación brinda acceso para consultar el menú, proveer sugerencias y comentarios, y mostrar imágenes de nuestras comidas. Por favor utilice el enlace para ingresar al app YumYummi.


**En caso de que no esté informado, el Programa de Cena del distrito ofrece comida gratuitas después del horario regular de clases. ¡Aún si su hijo (a) tiene que pagar por sus alimentos durante el día, las cenas que se ofrecen después del horario de clases son GRATUITAS PARA TODOS!**

En las siguientes escuelas se sirven cenas: CPH, CPM, CVH, CVM, GJ, HTH, HTM, MVH, MVA, MOH, MOM, NCM, SOH, SOM, SUH, SYH.

Nutritious Meals are served every school day!

Attention: Meal Applications for the school year 2020-2021 will be available starting July 1st 2020. Please keep in mind meal applications are valid for one school year at a time and for the first 30 days of the following school year.

Atencion:  Las solicitudes de almuerzos para el año escolar 2020-2021, estarán disponibles a partir del dia 1ro de  Julio del 2020. Solicitudes de almuerzos gratuitos y a precio reducido estarán disponibles todos los días durante el año escolar 2020-2021! Las solicitudes de almuerzos son válidas por un año escolar y durante los primeros 30 días del siguiente año escolar.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act.

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

Comunicación de la Ley de Información sobre el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo

Aviso: La Sección 19853 (b) del Código de Ingresos e Impuestos de California requiere que las agencias educativas locales que operan el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares notifiquen anualmente a los hogares sobre la Ley de Información del Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo.

Ley de Información de Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo


New District Meal Policy

Please see Districts New Meal Policy  BP 3551.1 Meal Charge





Payment Options

Cash:  Directly to the school cafeteria to deposit the money in your child’s account.

Personal Check:  Checks are to be deposit into your child’s account the same day they are received. Check Cashing Policy: Make the check payable to your school cafeteria. Example: “Sweetwater Union High School Cafeteria.”
Use a check that is pre-printed with your mailing address. Write your home and work phone numbers on the top left-hand corner of the check. Write student’s full name and ID# in the corner or memo area of the check.

Pay for Meals Online: PayPAMS, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service allows you to make payments to your child’s cafeteria account using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. This service has additional features that allow you to receive e-mail reminders when your child’s account is getting low or to set up automated payments. You can register at PayPAMS to make online payments. Please keep in mind that deposits made on PayPAMS can take up to three (3) school days to process. A convenience fee of $1.95 will be charged for each payment. To register for PayPAMS Click here for more information.

Nutrition Services Calendar


We comply with local, state, and federal health and safety regulations. To review the most recent health inspection reports, contact Sweetwater Union High Schoool District and Nutrition Services Department at 619-691-5510.


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 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) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider.


USDA Non-Discrimination Statement


Sweetwater Union High School District’s Wellness Policy