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Nutrition Services

Wellness Council

Questions or Interested in Joining?

Contact: Jenn Gerard, RD

Director of Nutrition Services

[email protected]


Our Community Partners

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

Network for a Healthy California

Champions for Change

Just Run! Just Kids Program

Carmel Academy of Performing Arts

MPUSD PTA committee



Free & Reduced Meal Applications 2013/14

1. Each household must complete a new application for Free and Reduced Price Meals each year, only one application per household is needed.  Make sure to list all household members. 

2.  Qualification for free and reduced price meals is based on gross income and family size. Please be sure the application is filled out completely, or it may be returned. 

3. If a new application is not submitted each year, meal benefits will be terminated.  Once an application is processed, a letter will be sent indicating the status for your student.  You may also inquire in the cafeteria during non-meal times. 

4.  You have two options for submitting an application.


Option 1: Apply securely at  Information is submitted sooner and benefits may start earlier using this option.

Option 2: Submit information on the application form below or request an application from the school office or cafeteria.  Return applications to your student's school or fax to us directly at (831) 392-3443.

English Application 2013-2014

English Pricing Letter
English Application Disclaimer
Spanish Application 2013-2014
Spanish Pricing Letter
Spanish Application Disclaimer

Nutrition Services


Abiding by sound nutrition standards, our mission is to not only serve a healthy meal for the body & mind, but also a word of kindness, for positive long-term health, academic & physical outcomes.

Need to apply for free or reduced price meals? Apply securely at or print off an application under the Free/Reduced Meal Applications tab & turn into your child's school.  You may also request an application from your student's school office or cafeteria.

Want to pre-pay for meals? Open an account (or fill up your existing account) at

2012-2013 MEAL PRICES





Full Price Breakfast




Full Price Lunch




Reduced Breakfast




Reduced Lunch




Adult Breakfast




Adult Lunch





"Field Trip Lunch Requests" For Teachers: download this form for sack lunches  on your next field trip. Please submit order 2 weeks in advance.

*NEW* Snack Order Form For After School Programs, teachers or administrators. Please order 1 week in advance.


Pizza & Sandwich Order Form Please order 1 week in advance. Submit order to Food Service Office.


Nutrition Services  

General Information Numbers
T. 831.392.3903
F. 831.392.3443

Director of Nutrition

Jennifer Gerard, RD


Nutrition Services Supervisor

Monica Slingerland, RD


Nutrition Services Program Coordinator

Mary Ventura


Free/Reduced and Computer Specialist

Donette Kraft

Student Wellness Policy

Our Wellness Policy stands to create a healthy school environment and promote the link between student learning and health.  Thank you for your support in these efforts.  

MPUSD Board Policy - Student Wellness

Who We Are

MPUSD's Wellness Council is made up of Child Nutrition staff, committed community members and district administration to create, promote and evolve healthful policies, programs and visions for our students.  Periodic meetings are held to review the district policy and discuss opportunities to promote nutrition, physical activity and lifestyles of wellness.