Student Nutrition Services

Student Nutrition Services (SNS) department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals dedicated to promoting student health and well-being and to enriching student learning.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements, based on state and federal dietary guidelines. SNS aims to create an innovative, delicious, and cost effective student nutrition program that is nationally recognized. SNS operates as a self-supporting, $3.2 million dollar enterprise. Each day, more than 40 dedicated employees serve over 3000 nutritious meals to students…and the numbers keep growing. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards and accountability, while consistently exceeding the expectations of our families by providing delicious, nutritious meals at the lowest possible price.

Meals Service During Distance Learning in Fall 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will extend several flexibilities to allow summer meal program operators like DJUSD to continue serving free meals to all children 18 and under through December 31, 2020, as funding allows.

DJUSD free meal service for children will continue Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following school sites:

  • Montgomery Elementary - 1441 Danbury Street, Davis, CA 95618
  • Harper Junior High - 4000 E. Covell Blvd., Davis, CA 95618
  • Davis Senior High - Pick up in the parking lot off
  • Oak Avenue, behind the All Student Center
  • Patwin Elementary - 2222 Shasta Drive, Davis, CA 95616

Meal service will also continue at the Davis Migrant Camp until it closes for the season in October.

Children do not need to be present to receive a meal. No ID is required.

For more information, please contact Student Nutrition Services at 530-759-2186.

SNS is proud of all its accomplishments and stand on three pillars:

Quality, Healthy Meals
We cook REAL food, not fast food. About 70% of everything that comes from our kitchen is made from scratch. We use some of the finest ingredients, most from local vendors. We purchase 55% of all produce locally to help support the farmers in our community. Our goal is to increase our purchases as we develop relationships with our local farms. We remain innovative and look for ways to produce new healthy recipes, for example we charbroil our own chicken to lock in flavor.
Excellent Service
SNS staff is dedicated to serving our students. Our food service professionals are educated in the areas of nutrition, customer service, safety and sanitation. We pride ourselves on delivering nutritious meals to students in a safe and friendly environment. SNS provides healthy school breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to students. We provide nutrition education and work with children who have special nutrition needs.
Supporting Education through Nutrition
Good nutrition is key to a healthy life. Studies show that students who are well nourished have increased attendance, higher academic success and are able to concentrate and perform at all levels at higher standards. We are proud of our accomplishments and look for ways to continue to improve.
food truckAll Student CenterSNS mural at Patwin

Mark Powell
Director of Student Nutrition Services

Sande Royval

Administrative Assistant 

Department Address
1919 Fifth Street
Davis, CA 95616

Department Phone
(530) 759-2186