Carmel Unified School District

Welcome to the Food Service Department

CUSD launches healthy new meals program

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     The Carmel Unified School District is beginning this school year with a new food services program, incorporating much of what we learned from our pilot program last spring. It will feature more locally sourced produce, organic protein options and meet nutritional requirements established by the United States Department of Agriculture.

     It is based on the philosophy and practices of Chef Ann Cooper ( who was brought in to the Berkeley public schools 10 years ago as Director of Nutrition Services and eliminated almost all processed foods from the district while introducing organic fruits and vegetables to the daily menus.

     CUSD will supervise the daily preparation of breakfasts and lunches offered at its schools and will embrace the philosophy of, which is “to serve healthy, nutritious, and delicious food to every student, every day.”

     CUSD will also be phasing in a new software product, Nutrislice, which will enable parents and students to remotely access lunch menus and will include nutritional information about our meals. We will provide additional information and instructions about this new feature as it is rolled out this fall.

Click below to go to to pay for school lunches.



Online payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.

You will need to use your student's permanent ID (the long ID number) when you sign up for MySchoolBucks online payment.

Students use their 4-digit student ID numbers as their lunch number during the day.

Our online prepayment system does not require individuals to possess a Pay Pal account, but you will need a valid email address to set up an account. The convenience fee for using the new system will be $1.95 per transaction. If you elect to send payments by check or cash, the student’s ID number and full name should appear on the check or envelope to ensure that the correct account is credited. Check and cash payments may be delivered to the school secretary.


Let's Move - Michelle Obama's site for promoting healthful living

Kid's Health - Has three separate websites with information for parents, young children, and teens

Nourish Interactive - Information and games about nutrition

Dole Be A Fit Kid - Information and games about nutrition

Denise McGregor
Ph: 831-624-4515
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination related the National School Lunch program, write:
Director, Office of Civil Rights
Room 326-W, Whitten Building
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington DC 20250-9410
or call (202)720-5964 (voice and TDD).

Meal Prices:

  • Elementary Paid $4.00 All reduced priced lunches are still $.40
  • Middle School Paid $4.00
  • High School Paid $4.00

Milk is available with all meals. All 8 oz. cartons are still $.50.

Please feel free to contact us at any time at:
Carmel High School Kitchen
3600 Ocean Avenue
Carmel, Ca 93922
624-4515 ext. 2070. Email: