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Welcome to Food & Nutritional Services!

for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year!

FANS will be serving a free for all "grab and go" breakfast and lunch each day to take home for students. 
There will be no meal charges in the 2020-2021 school year.
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.


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.


Free and Reduced Meal Applications

If your financial status has changed or you feel your family may qualify for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits...

You may apply at any time Online for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits anytime through the school year... click here to Apply Online!


Important Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) Information

During remote learning, we will continue to serve meals for students in our NUSD community, sites and times listed below, student(s) do not need to be present at pick up. Monday-Friday service only:

  • Hamilton K-8 School, 11:30-1:00, 5530 Nave Drive, Novato
  • Hill Education Center, 11:30-1:00, 720 Diablo Avenue, Novato
  • Loma Verde School, 12:00-1:00, 399 Alameda de la Loma, Novato
  • Lu Sutton School, 11:45-1:00, 1800 Center Road, Novato
  • Lynwood School, 11:00-1:00, 1320 Lynwood Drive, Novato
  • Olive School Area (not the school site) , 11:30-12:30ish, 1530 Armstrong Avenue, Novato - walk-up only
  • San Ramon School, 12:00-1:00, 45 San Ramon Way, Novato

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.

As of October 26, 2020:
Curbside pick-up will continue at:

  • Hamilton K-8 School, 11:30am-1:00pm, Nave Drive
  • Hill Education Center, 11:30am-1:00pm, 720 Diablo Avenue
  • Lynwood School, 11:30am-1:00pm, 1320 Lynwood Drive

To be Assessed:

  • Olive School Area (not the school site) - 11:30am -12:15pm, 1530 Armstrong Avenue
  • Loma Verde School - at the roundabout of the main parking lot from 12:00pm -1:00pm
  • Lu Sutton School - at the roundabout adjacent to the parking lot from 11:45am-1:00pm

For questions and comments, please contact Cody Williams at 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.


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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 at PS 225. 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.

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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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