SCHOOL LUNCH & Free/Reduced-PRICE Lunch

Dear Nea Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  We have spent this summer preparing for your return and look forward to providing delicious food done well.  The Alameda Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) Department meets 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. 

Since last year, 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 Wood Middle School kitchen daily.  Since last year, we provide a fresh fruit & vegetable salad bar, offering many locally-sourced 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 available at the links below, or in your school office.

Student PricesBreakfastLunch
Elementary School$1.75$3.00
Middle School$1.75$3.50
High School$1.75


Reduced-Price Meal$0.30$0.40
Free-Price Meal$0.00


We have an amazing staff, who work hard to provide your children a nutritious breakfast and lunch. We are so excited about the meals we are cooking and hope you will encourage your child to eat with us. We look forward to your participation this school year. 

To access our online prepayment system with My School Bucks, please go to, or call 1-855-832-2556. You may also pay by cash or check at the lunch line or at the District Office located at 2060 Challenger Drive, Alameda. If you have any questions regarding our menu, online prepayment system or any other services we can provide, please do not hesitate to call us at 510-337-7079. 

National School Lunch Free and Reduced-Price Program

Nea provides free and reduced-price meals for children under the National School Lunch Program. 

This federally funded program assists schools and other agencies in providing nutritious lunches to children for free or at very reduced prices.

Free or reduced-price meals are provided to children who qualify for benefits according to specified family size and income standards. 

Families must qualify yearly. Previous qualification at AUSD cannot be accepted.

If you are interested in applying, please click to view/download:

If you have any questions, please contact Calvin Chai.  

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