The Food Services Division Strives to:
Support the District's Goals of 100% graduation, proficiency for all, 100% attendance, parent and community engagement and school safety by tying its goals, programs, projects and processes to these initiatives.
Serve good food defined as Healthy, Affordable, Fair and Sustainable.
Provide My Payments Plus
, an online pre-payment tool to parents/guardian allowing them to place money on the account of the student, view their meal purchase history, and current balance.
Reduce waste by working with District partners to make a positive impact in managing food waste. The first policy allowing students to consume food outside the meal service period and take non-perishable items with them will be implemented this year (info see USDA SP41-2014).
Embrace employee and student safety by educating staff on the importance of working safely, tracking incidents/injuries and recognizing cafes where staff meet and exceed safety goals; ensure that every location is inspected by the County Health Department twice each year.
Ensure that our students have a comfortable, pleasant and safe environment when visiting our cafes.
Gather student input of new menu items by conducting taste testing throughout the District. New items must have an overall 70% approval rating to be placed on the menu.
Engage student menu ideas through their participation in local and National Cooking Up Change
competitions where winners' recipes are placed on the Cafe LA Menu.