Nutrition Services


Rose Stark

Director, Nutrition Services

ext. 20213

Tricia Robello

 Operations Manager

ext. 20211

Zaira Canchola

Field Supervisor

ext. 20215

Melissa Carlos

Program Specialist

ext. 20214

Yolanda Valdivia

Office Technician

ext. 20213

 Meal Service Information

Summer Meals

The California Department of Education has created a new mobile app to help families find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Program Sites called the CA Meals for Kids app. The app is available for download in the App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store. 

If you do not want to use the app, you can call 2-1-1 or text "food" to 304-304 to receive the same information that is on the app. 


Milk Substitute Request

Allergy/Accommodation Forms

Parents please complete for students who have issues with cow's milk. We offer soy or lactose free milk.

Padres por favor completen la solicitud para estudiantes que tienen problemas con leche de vaca, ofrecemos leche de soya o leche sin lactosa.

Milk Substitute Request

Solicitud para un Substituto de Leche

 If your student is lactose intolerant, please use the medical accommodation form located below. Si su hijo(a) es intolerante a la lactosa por favor utilice el formulario de adaptación médica ubicado a continuación. 

Medical Allergy Accommodation Form/Declaración Médica para Solicitar Comidas Especials o Adaptaciones

If your child is no longer allergic to one or more food items, please use the form located below. Si su hijo(a) ya no es alérgico a uno o más alimentos, utilice el formulario a continuación.

   Free Lunch Information

Apple Valley Unified School District will be offering breakfast and lunch at no charge to all AVUSD students under the Community Eligibility Provision through the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2024-2025 school year at the following school sites: 

★ Apple Valley HS ★ Desert Knolls ★ Granite Hills HS ★ High Desert Premier Academy ★ AVCEC Mariana Academy ★ Phoenix Academy ★ Rancho Verde ★ Rio Vista ★ Sandia Academy ★ Sitting Bull Academy ★ Sycamore Rocks ★ Vanguard Preparatory ★ Yucca Loma 

What does this mean for you and your children attending these schools? Great News!

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at (760) 247-8001 ext 20215, 20211, or 20201.

A la Carte Sales/Ventas a la Carta

All students are eligible for breakfast and lunch, at no cost. All school sites sell milk and juice. The following schools will be selling additional a la carte items: Apple Valley High School, Granite Hills High School, Sitting Bull Academy, and Vanguard Preparatory. Apple Valley Unified Nutrition Services Department is a cashless department. If you elect to allow your students to purchase a la carte items, please open an account with LINQConnect (Titan) and deposit money onto your student's account using your credit or debit card. 

Thank you,

Nutrition Services

LINQConnect-Online Payments

Create an account to deposit money into your student's account for a la carte sales.

Adult Meal Account Set Up Link (Staff)

If you are interested in being part of the Wellness Committee, please contact Justin Barkdull at (760)247-8001 ext. 20523.

Wellness Policy Team Leaders

Rose Stark

Director, Nutrition Services

ext. 20213

Theda Smith

Director, Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

ext. 20522