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MVWSD is currently providing free meals to all students.

Breakfast and lunch provided daily. Menus and nutritional analysis are below. There is a vegetarian or plant based menu option daily.

Our Food and Nutrition Services Department may be able to meet some specialized dietary restrictions, with Doctors statements. Please contact the school office or Food Service office at 650-903-6965.

Students my bring their own self-contained, cold lunch, 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

Summer Meals
National School Lunch Program
Donate to student meals



Click here for the May menu (Elementary)
Click here for the May menu (Middle)

Click here for nutritional analysis
Click here for nutritional analysis (Middle)

Click here for how to purchase staff member meals

Summer Meals

Free meals provided by MVWSD and Second Harvest Food Bank are available to everyone throughout the summer at these locations. No questions. No age limit. No IDs required. 

Rengstorff Park
June 6 - July 26, 2024 
11:30 AM-12:45 PM
(No Meals June 19 & July 4)

Castro Elementary 
June 6 - 28, 2024 

11:30 AM -12:30 pm
(No meal pick on June 19)
Meal pick up in front of Mistral Elementary School, 505 Escuela Ave.

Emergency meals 

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


Coloring Pages

Rainbow plate coloring page Click here for the Rainbow Plate coloring page
Farm to table reading and coloring Click here for the Farm to Table reading and 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
October National Farm to School Month infographic
Child Nutrition Quick Bites April newsletter
In January, MVWSD is serving fruit from Wild River. Learn about them here.
Rethink January Newsletter
Healthy Cooking Methods flyer

Click here for the Cafeteria Connection flyer: Whole Grains
Click here for the Cafeteria Connection flyer: Reducing Food Waste at School
Click here for the Cafeteria Connection flyer: More than a Meal Application
Click here for the Cafeteria Connection flyer: Spice it up to reduce sodium

Click here for the Cafeteria Connection newsletter
Click here for the Cafeteria Connection - Brown Bag newsletter
Click here for the Cafeteria Connection flyer: Smart Snacking for Kids
Click here for the Harvest of the Month flyer in English (Spanish)


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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), 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:
(1)       Mail:   U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2)       Fax:    202-690-7442
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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