School Meals

School Meals





Breakfast is served on campus daily, 7:25-7:40 am.


Breakfast and Lunch are free of charge for every student every day.


Hardy has hot food service that is prepared at a near-by school and brought to Hardy in a "hot" food cart. Sample menus are at the district website for your reference, though cafeteria services sometimes must give an alternative item due to available items.


Students may pass through the line one time, and choose their hot entrée, milk, and a variety of fresh foods from the salad bar. Second helpings are not available. 


In line with the SDUSD and Hardy Wellness Plans only healthy snacks (e.g., fruit, veggies, string cheese, whole grain crackers, etc.) and healthy drinks (e.g., water, milk, 100% juice drinks) are to be consumed by Hardy Elementary students during recess time. Families are encouraged to send their child to school with a healthy snack. Together, we can develop healthy eating habits.


Packing Nutritious Snacks and Lunches for Your Child: Tips for Parents


When packing snacks and lunches, it's important to choose foods that are both healthy and appealing to your child.


Here are some ideas: Fresh fruits and vegetables: These are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Consider packing a variety of colorful options, such as sliced apples, baby carrots, grapes, or cherry tomatoes.


Whole grains: Choose breads, crackers, or wraps made with whole grains for added fiber and nutrients. You can also include whole-grain pasta or brown rice in your child's lunch. Protein: Include protein sources such as cheese, nut butter, yogurt, or sliced turkey to keep your child feeling full and satisfied.


Healthy fats: seeds and avocado are all healthy sources of fat that can be included in snacks or meals.


Water: Encourage your child to bring a reusable water bottle to school and fill up at our new filtered refillable stations. Staying hydrated is essential for good health and cognitive function.


Note: We also want to remind parents that our school is a peanut-free school. Please do not pack any snacks or lunches that contain peanuts or peanut butter. Thank you for helping to keep all of our students safe and healthy.


Sugary snacks may be tempting, but it's important to understand how they can affect your child's behavior and learning in school. Consuming too much sugar can cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels, leading to hyperactivity and poor concentration.


This can make it difficult for children to focus and learn in the classroom, leading to poor academic performance. Additionally, it's important to note that high sugar content can be present in foods that we may not even realize, such as flavored yogurts. Therefore, it's crucial for parents to read the nutritional labels of the foods they provide for their children and opt for healthier snack options that are low in sugar, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain snacks.


Making these small changes in your child's diet can go a long way in supporting their overall health and academic success.


We also want to remind parents that lunch, breakfast, and dinner in California public schools are free for all children.


If your child prefers to eat school-provided meals, there is no need to pack a lunch but you must still pack them a snack.

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