The Student Nutrition & Wellness Department at Oak Park
Unified School District is dedicated to promoting the health and success of
every student. We believe that classroom achievement is inextricably linked to
a well-balanced meal on the plate. As participants in the National School Lunch
and School Breakfast Programs, we plan our menus according to the nutrition
guidelines established by the USDA. Our board-approved district Wellness Policy
further delineates additional, higher nutrition and food standards by which our
Our mission is to offer meals that prioritize student health
and acceptance, celebrate and respect cultural diversity, promote environmental
stewardship, and honor those who grow, harvest, and prepare our food. We carefully consider freshness and quality by sourcing locally grown
and produced ingredients whenever possible. We strive to use products that are
free of artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, and chemical additives. Most importantly, we pay tribute to the slow food tradition by scratch-cooking and preparing all of our meals.
Nothing we serve comes frozen in a bag that is simply heated and served. Every meal includes fresh fruit and vegetables. Our
hand-tossed pizza crusts come from D'Amore's Pizza in
Thousand Oaks. Our breads are baked fresh by Wildflour Bakery in Agoura
Hills. Our dedicated cafeteria staff prepare homemade dressings and sauces daily to create a rich array of comfort foods that students enjoy.