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Welcome to Food and Nutrition Services!

Online payments will increase to $2.49 per payment and will be effective as of December 11, 2017.

Any questions, please contact via telephone at (855) 832-5226 or email at

Click here to view letter from MySchoolBucks concerning convenience fee increase.

Global -> newguidelines.jpgOur Mission is to help students achieve academic excellence by balancing good nutrition with physical fitness. To provide low cost, nutritious, well-balanced, and good-tasting meals so that all students will be able to learn at their best.

Bakersfield City School District Food Services manages Kern County's largest Child Nutrition Program, overseeing 22,500 lunches and 11,000 breakfasts per day plus after school snacks and summer meals.


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 Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your student's account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

You may make prepayments to your child's meal account online at!


Reminder ~ Meals Applications for the 2017-2018 School Year are now being accepted!

Meal Applications for the 2017-18 school year were mailed to all households on record in the Bakersfield City School District, however, Meal Applications will also be available at the Food and Nutrition Services office and at each of the School Sites. For those families seeking meal benefits a new Meal Application must be completed each new school year. Please complete only one application per family.

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Meal Charge Policy

File Manager -> Healthy_Kids_final.jpgOur self-supporting program has been nationally recognized by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA).  We are the recipient of the

  • USDA Outstanding School Lunch Program 
  • USDA Outstanding Summer Food Service Program Award
  • USDA Best Practices Award for expanding the breakfast program
  • USDA Best Practices Award for environmentally friendly cafeteria practices

We are a creative ensemble of talented professionals who strive to think "out of the box."

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Click the button to the right to see the excitement at our recent "Now We're Cooking" barbecue event that was held the families of the Bakersfield School District. All of our school Wellness and Community health partners joined us in the festivities.

We showcased healthy foods and fitness tips, and our community partnership shared their services, handouts and information. Best of all, we served up a lot of good food and fun for all!

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The Bakersfield City School District's Nutrition Services team is proud to announce being awarded the highest honor in school nutrition with the Gold Medals of Distinction to Harris, Hort, Frank West and Horace Mann Elementary Schools. Congratulations to Nutrition Services Director Brenda Robinson and her entire team! Click to learn more...


Our innovative and successful nutrition education activities were showcased at the 2002 State Child Nutrition Conference Best Practices Session presented by the California Nutrition Services Division. We support learning bypromoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Click on the Contact Us! We encourage student, staff, and parent involvement in the menu planning process. Share your suggestions, comments, or questions!

PINCO logoMeals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet states and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.