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


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. If your student is lactose intolerant, please use the medical accommodation form located below. 

Milk Substitute Request

Solicitudes para la Substitución de Leche - Padres por favor completen la solicitud para estudiantes que tienen problemas con leche de vaca, ofrecemos leche de soya o leche sin lactosa, si su hijo(a) es intolerante a la lactosa por favor utilice el formulario de adaptación médica ubicado a continuación. 

Solicitud para un Substituto de Leche

   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 2023-2024 school year at the following school sites: 

★ Apple Valley HS ★ Desert Knolls ★ Granite Hills HS ★ High Desert Premier Academy ★ AVCI 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 MySchoolBucks and deposit money onto your student's account using your credit or debit card. 

Thank you,

Nutrition Services

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

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