Nutrition Services


Welcome to the Nutrition Services Department!

The Lemon Grove School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition practices.  Meals served at schools meet strict state and federal requirements.

Contact us at 619-825-5600 x2601


LGSD Nutrition Services provides Breakfast and Lunch meals to all students.

Public Media Release For Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Each student may receive a breakfast meal
at no cost during the school designated breakfast service time.









 Milk only


 Adult (milk not included) $3.00

  • Credit Cards accepted online only at

  • Payments can be made in the school office via cash or check (payable to LGSD-Nutrition Services)

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Applications

All Students must reapply for free/reduced meal benefits each school year!

If your student(s) was on free or reduced meals last school year, your student will continue to receive free or reduced meals for only the first 30 school days of school. Carryover benefits will end September 27, 2016 and the status will be changed to paid. Once this occurs students will need to pay for their lunch meals.

Applications can be completed online at

You will be notified either by email/mail of your child’s status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money. If you submitted an application and have not received a response letter, contact Nutrition Services at 619-825-5600 x2601.

Only complete one application per family. The information you provide us is strictly confidential and will only be used to determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals.


Vision Statement

The LGSD Nutrition Services Department shall be the premier provider to students and other customers of nutritionally-complete, low-cost meals.
Mission Statement
The LGSD Nutrition Services Department, in partnership with the District and the greater school community, resolves to meet the nutritional and health needs of students, both through the provision of healthy, low-cost meals and through the provision of nutrition education.
Goals Statement
Our three-part goals statement is as follows:
to support education
to provide good nutrition, and
to deliver consistently excellent service.
In order to accomplish our goals, we will undertake the following:
a)  Put children first, by continuing to build partnerships and relationships with other District departments, schools and divisions, to pool our combined resources for the betterment of our students and of our District as a whole
 b)  Invest in our employees and in our facilities/equipment, to provide for the most efficient and effective service possible, while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in service, food quality and safety, and outstanding dining and educational experiences, for our many customers and students
 c)  Maintain a conservative and cost-effective operating system, allowing for continued investment of program resources into maximizing efficiencies of operations

Nondiscrimination Statement

 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:, 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
400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or  

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.