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Food and Nutrition

Our schools are committed to equitable access to food and nutrition that is delivered with integrity and sustainability. We strive to ensure that every student has access to the food and nutrition they need as a prerequisite for learning. We follow FDA guidelines for food and nutrition. We also partner with service providers to ensure that our food and nutrition services are based upon sustainable practices.
All students should pack a balanced lunch. Through the NSLP all students will qualify to receive a free breakfast and lunch daily for the entire 2021-22 school year.  We are a Peanut Free School, so we ask that any items brought to school be peanut free. Students are not to share personal food items with one another due to student allergies, family preferences, and health general precautions.
Urban Discovery Schools is now accepting Free/Reduced meal applications online! Please click on the image below or visit to apply. To apply, simply set up an account at You will need your student's first name and ID number (please reach out to your student's school if you need this information). It is FREE to sign up and apply. Families may submit a new application online at any point in time through the school year, and as often as needed. For step-by-step instructions to complete the online application, check out the Parent Guide below. 
Board Policy 5030: Student Wellness
Read the full Board Policy for Student Wellness below.
Highlights from BP 5030 on Student Wellness
In support of national wellness, we encourage families to provide students with a healthy snack in addition to lunch during the school day. We ask parents to provide healthy snack options for your child/children and not pack or send soda, gum or candy to school. For students that cannot afford a healthy snack, our schools will make one available (Education Code section 47613.5). Students are not to share personal food items with other students at school due to the possibility of student allergies, medical concerns, family preferences, and other precautions.
Our schools will provide chilled, purified water to all students. In order to reduce waste and help our environment, we ask that all students bring a reusable bottle to use with our dispensers. During COVID-19 or other widespread health advisory, students should bring their own full water bottle to school.
Urban Discovery Schools strives to promote a healthy lifestyle for all of our students. Additionally, we are sensitive to student allergies and other parental preferences around diet and nutrition. Accordingly, we request that in school celebrations not include food without the explicit written permission of the Principal and the Manager for Facilities.