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  • Meals served: 1,300,000+
  • 30  menu  items on  6-week rotation
  • All  California  produce (except bananas and jicama)
  • Cooking from scratch
  • 81 staff members
  • Cafeteria associates, kitchen managers and drivers
  • 4 office staff (District office)
  • State of the Art central kitchen currently cooking for 18 schools, funded by Measure H
  • Remodeling 15 finishing kitchens
  • 5 delivery trucks,1 catering van, 1 delivery van
NVUSD is committed to providing healthy foods with the highest quality ingredients to the students in our district. students at salad bar

We have implemented a clean-label initiative, in partnership with the Life Time Foundation, which helps schools remove what it calls the Harmful 7 from student breakfast and lunch menus:

  • Trans Fats and Hydrogenated Oils
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Hormones and Antibiotics in Animal Production
  • Added and Artificial Sweeteners
  • Artificial Colors and Flavors
  • Artificial Preservatives
  • Bleached Flour

Our team of dedicated food service professionals supports student academic success and promotes healthful eating habits that lead to lifelong positive nutrition practices.

California Thursday orange
One Thursday of each month at NVUSD.

Center for Ecoliteracy


Innovation Award:
Fresh and Sustainable Kitchens


3 bulk milk dispensers
Straus Family Creamery

Whole Kids

Get Schools Cooking Grant

Staff Professional Development/training


Paid lunch balances for NVLA
Bank of Napa, now Bank of Marin

materra Paid lunch balances for El Centro
Materra Winery



Heart of Napa
Volunteer of the Year Award

salad bars to schools 10 full salad bars
Chef Ann Foundation and
Whole Kids Foundation
Extra Credit Raley’s Extra Credit Grant
ca dept of education

Breakfast Expansion Grant

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grants (4)

share our strength Share our Strength Grant
napa valley education foundation Proceeds from
Napa Valley
Race for Education


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 online, 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.

Food Service Office

Central Kitchen
1360 Menlo Ave.
Napa, CA 94558

FAX 707-253-3948

Julie Chessen
Director of Food Services

Rosie Mendoza
Administrative Secretary

Joa Rhorer
Account Technician

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