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Juvenile Court and Community Schools Nutrition Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nutrition Services is committed to providing healthy school meals to our Juvenile Court and Community Schools students. School meals are served to students under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and follow the nutrition guidelines prescribed by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The law was designed to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by providing healthier choices to students. Our Nutrition Services unit is as unique as the students we serve. We presently do not have our own food service facility to prepare and serve food as other school districts do, rather we partner and contract with our county school districts, as well as some innovative commercial companies, to vend compliant breakfast, lunch, and snacks to our school sites. 

County Promotes Food Waste-Reduction Program                                                               May 4, 2018

Many people do not realize how much food gets thrown away each day.

In 2013 in the U.S., we disposed of over 35 million tons of spoiled and leftover food. This food ends up in landfills and produces methane and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Schools and individuals can help cut down on that food waste with the help of a food recovery strategy created by the Environmental Protection Agency and overseen locally by the San Diego County Department of Public Health.

Visit the Food: Too Good to Waste website to learn how to help. 

Important Food Service Polices:

San Diego County Office of Education, Administrative Regulation 3572

Nutrition Program Compliance (click to download) / Spanish

San Diego County Office of Education, Administrative Regulation 5140

Student Wellness Policy (click to download) / Spanish

Stakeholders will be made aware of their ability to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools Student Wellness Policy through the district website, and various parent/guardian/student group meetings held throughout the year.​

The primary contact for inquiries is:

Jerry Smith
Food Service Program Supervisor

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP):

Our school sites are divided into two divisions; the first being, Probation or "housed" facilities with the food service run separately by the San Diego County Probation Department, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The second being, all "non-housed" Court and Community Schools that are managed under the San Diego County Office of Education –Juvenile Court and Community Schools Nutrition Services department of which, all of our sites are approved under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) making food service to our students at no charge. 

CEP Letters/Forms

Parent Letter: English / Spanish

CEP Form: English / Spanish

CEP Press Release

Lindsay Blended Community School is an education program in partnership with Children of the Rainbow for pregnant and parenting teens in grades 9 through 12 who were referred by probation, social services or school district officials. Children of students at Lindsay Blended Community School attend Lindsay Early Learning Academy, a preschool housed on the same campus.

2225 Commercial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

California Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

For more information on these benefits and how to apply, click the below links:

Civil Rights Information:                                                                                                            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: How to File a Complaint, 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 institution is an equal opportunity provider.​​​ Justice for All Poster​

Civil Rights Information / Spanish

Meal Accommodation​ Information:

If a student has a disability or a medical condition and requires a special meal or accommodation please complete the attached form (English / Spanish​)​​. Refer to definitions on reverse side of this form. Schools and agencies participating in federal nutrition programs must comply with requests for special meals and any adapt​ive equipment.
A licensed physician must sign this form.