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Due to COVID-19, MVWSD is currently providing free meals to all students.

Breakfast and lunch are provided daily. Menus and nutritional analysis are below. There will be a vegetarian option each day. Our Food and Nutrition Services Department may be able to meet some specialized dietary restrictions. Please contact the department at 650.903.6965. Gluten free lunches are not available. A count of those taking school lunch will be taken at the beginning of the school day. Students may bring their own self contained, cold lunches if desired. (Parents should continue to go here to apply for for free and reduced price meals and the National School Lunch program. )


Section links

Typical school year
Summer Meals
National School Lunch Program
Donate to student meals



Click here for the November menu

Coloring Pages

Nacho coloring page Click here for the 2021 International Nacho Day coloring page
Coloring pages Click here for the 2021 National School Lunch Week coloring pages
Click here for the Cafeteria Connection newsletter
Click here for the Cafeteria Connection - Brown Bag newsletter

Walk, drive or roll up to grab a free meal and go!

In addition to the free meals served to children on campus during the school day, in 2021-22, free meals are available to all children in the Mountain View Whisman School District age 18 and younger. No IDs required. 
Locations: Castro Elementary, 500 Toft St. from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

COVID emergency meals

For parents who have lost jobs, they now qualify for free and reduced lunches and can fill out the National School Lunch application.

On Saturdays, community agency Hope's Corner serves a free breakfast and bag lunch  (8-10 a.m.). 748 Mercy St, Mountain View.

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Debbie Austin, Director, Food and Nutrition Services
Dalton Mendoza, Chef
Sophia Zalot, Food Service Supervisor 

Welcome!  We look forward to providing delicious food done well.   

We have an amazing staff, who work hard to provide your children a nutritious breakfast and lunch.   We are excited about the meals we are cooking and hope you will encourage your child to eat with us. The Mountain View Whisman School District Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) Department continues to meet stringent federal nutrition standards for school meals, while ensuring meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students the nutrition they need to succeed at school.  

Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch! School meals offer students a variety of protein choices and grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and milk, which all must meet strict limits on saturated fat, calories, sodium, and portion size.    

School meals must adhere to increased nutrition standards from the Federal Government, such as:
• Age-appropriate calorie limits;
• Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce);
• A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes;
• Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free); and,
• More whole grains and less sodium.

We take pride in our program and it shows!  We work to offer our students healthier and tastier choices. The majority of our meals are freshly-prepared from scratch at our Crittenden Middle School kitchen daily from local foods, that are antibiotic-free, without additives or growth hormones.  Our pizzas are hand-made, fresh locally. New this year, is a daily, plant based, menued specials and organic products.  

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. All families are encouraged to apply for the Free/Reduced-Price Meal program.  Applications are online and confidential at

If you have any questions regarding our menu, or any other services we can provide, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-903-6965.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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