School Meals

Breakfast & Lunch Programs

The Chula Vista Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Meals are served every school day. Please note that meals will be offered to all students, free of charge, for the 2021-2022 school year due to recent changes in CA law.

For current breakfast and lunch menus, please visit the district’s page here:

The cafeteria will be open on all school days, including minimum days. Breakfast is offered in the cafeteria each morning starting at 8:20 AM until 8:45 AM. If you would like your child to eat breakfast, please be sure to drop them off at school with enough time to eat and attend class starting at 8:50 AM. Please note that children eat meals outside at the lunch arbor and that students should dress appropriately for the day’s weather. We highly recommend sending your child to school with a jacket or hoodie in the winter months as cold mornings often give way to warm afternoons.

If you have any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday – Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm at 619/425-9600, extension 1400.

Apply for the Free / Reduced Meal Program

Please fill out an application for free or reduced meals. You never know, your child might qualify.

Families must reapply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program each year. If you do not reapply, your child will revert to full pay status and will be charged for all meals eaten since the first day of school.

New families who apply must pay for all meals eaten until approval is received.

Program applications can be obtained in the school office, or you can apply online by going to

If you have any questions regarding whether or not your application has been approved, please call Child Nutrition at 425-9600 ext 1400.

Online Services Available

All District parents may now conveniently make payments using a credit card by accessing the Parent Pay website and creating an account. You will need your child’s 6 digit district student number which you can find by looking on your child’s report card. Online services available include:

  • View your child’s up-to-date cafeteria account balances & purchase activity
  • Make payments on-line anytime, anywhere
  • Manage your child’s cafeteria expenses
  • Set up hassle-free automatic monthly payments to replenish your child’s cafeteria account
  • View & print payment history
  • Highly secure on-line transactions

The website is:

Would you like your child to eat school meals this year? The school encourages all families who may need assistance to apply for free and reduced meals via the district website. These forms must be completed again every year! Find the forms and information at the district link hereWe encourage all families to complete this form as the school receives additional funding to support families who qualify.

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