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Students and Every Child Under 18 Years Old 
Through JUNE 2022!

FANS will be serving a free "grab and go" style breakfast and lunch bag each day. 
There will be no meal charges through JUNE 2022.
We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools exceed state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.



Important Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) Information

NUSD FANS Department will have tables set up for an easy and convenient drive-through pick up or walk-up service for meals to take home.

During the summer months starting, Friday, June 11th, NUSD FANS will continue to provide access to free meals to the Novato Community for anyone under 18 years old,:

  • Hill Education Center, 11:30-1:00, 720 Diablo Avenue, Novato

For questions and comments, please contact Cody Williams at [email protected] or by calling the FANS office at 415-892-2115. 

Mission Statement:

Food & Nutritional Services recognizes the connection between healthy students and their ability to learn. We believe our mission is to enable students to establish and maintain life-long healthy habits through the foods we serve, supporting nutrition education and physical activity and creating wellness partnerships throughout our community.


Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits from the State of California. You can find more information on the state's Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) page. If you have not already received your P-EBT card from the State in the mail, you will likely need to apply for these benefits. Information and Application for P-EBT Eligible Families here.


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Wellness in Schools







Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better. We partner with public schools to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Trained culinary graduates partner with cafeteria staff to feed kids real food, and fitness coaches encourage schools to let kids play. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures and ultimately fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. 

Wellness in the Schools started in 2005 in a classroom. In partnership with local departments of education, our programs today serve more than 72,000 children in over 140 schools nationwide. In the past 13 years, we have cooked more than 11 million school meals and led more than 54,000 hours of play. We are continuing to expand our national footprint, helping schools across the country become healthier places for students to learn and grow. 

Based in New York City, Wellness in the Schools is led by Co-Founder and Executive Director Nancy Easton, a former public school principal, and Executive Chef Bill Telepan.



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What is Farm to School?

Farm to School is a national program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms, with the objectives of increasing the availability of locally grown produce in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

Click here to learn more about Farm to School!           


Food and Nutritional Services Team- Who are we?

The Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well-being and their ability to learn.

Effective July 1, 2020, Title 5, California Code of Regulations (5 CCR) has been updated to add sections 15580–15584. These new sections include state regulations on how the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division (NSD) will process Child Nutrition Program complaints.

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