Food Services

Promoting Nutrition Through School Meals

The District Food Services department employees are proud and caring professionals. We pride ourselves in working as a team to provide nutritious, appealing meals for the students and staff to promote health today and in the future. Every meal will meet the USDA requirements for nutrition, enabling all students to prepare for academic development. Click here for what's new with school meals.
Breakfast is available at most schools. A copy of breakfast and lunch menus are sent home with all elementary students. In addition all menus are available on this web site. Meal prices are published on each menu.
Scroll down to download a printable school meal application or click the following link to fill out an application from the comfort of your home online.


Menus and Resources

September Menu
Click a link below to view breakfast and lunch menus at your school:


Breakfast is offered at Cedarwood, Paradise Elementary, Ponderosa, Pine Ridge, Paradise Intermediate, Paradise HS, Ridgeview HS
and Honey Run Academy.
Breakfast menus are the same at all schools.
Extra choices may vary at sites.

April Breakfast Menu
March Breakfast Menu
Elementary April Lunch Menu March Lunch Menu
Intermediate April Lunch Menu March Lunch Menu
Pine Ridge 6-7-8 April Lunch Menu March Lunch Menu
Paradise High School April Lunch Menu March Lunch Menu
Ridgeview High School April Lunch Menu March Lunch Menu

Each month we will post a new healthy and delicious family friendly recipe.
April 2013 Recipe: Roasted Spring Asparagus
June 2013 Recipe: Summer Breeze Smoothie
July 2013 Recipe: Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce
August 2013 Recipe: Chicken Curry Casserole
September 2013 Recipe: Mouth-Watering Oven Fried Fish
Each month we will post information about one featured produce item that will be served in school lunch periodically throughout that month.
August 2013: Kiwifruit
September 2013: Apples
Paradise Unified School District Food Services strives to provide meals for students with special dietary needs.  We will make menu modifications and substitutions when appropriate and economically feasible.

Menu substitutions must be made for children with a classified physical or mental disability when supported by a signed physician’s Medical Statement.  Menu substitutions may also be made for children with special dietary conditions unrelated to a disability (i.e. some food allergies, diabetes) when supported by a Medical Statement signed by a recognized medical authority.

PUSD Food Services recognizes religious and ethnic food preference requests and helps parents provide alternative meal choices by offering many choices for students to choose from on the regular menu.

Printable Copy of Medical Statement 

A physician or recognized medical authority must sign the Medical Statement form that lists the special diet modifications request and identifies appropriate substitutions. The form must be submitted once a child has a special dietary need and then again if any changes are made to the current Medical Statement. All Medical Statements are filed with the individual school and at Paradise Unified School District Food Service Office.

If you need assistance with special dietary meals, please contact us at (530) 872-6496.

2013-2014 Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications

Your child may receive free meals if you now receive Food Stamp, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments (Kin-GAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits,

If your total household income meets eligibility requirements, your child may receive meals free or at a reduced price.

Foster Care Children or Children placed in out-of-home care; Foster children are now categorically eligible for free meals. They may be added to the family application as part of the household. However regardless of the household approval the foster child will remain free.  Please see the Letter to Households below for more information.



Letter to Households   

Paper 2013-2014 Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals 

Paper Application Help Here

Online 2013-2014 Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals



Paper applications are accepted at the following locations and will be forwarded to the PUSD Food Service Office for processing:

  • Any PUSD school site

  • Any PUSD school cafeteria

  • The PUSD District Office (6696 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA 95969)

  • The PUSD Food Service Office (610C Pearson Rd, Paradise, CA 95969)

The ability to submit a Free and Reduced Priced Meal application online is now available! Click Here to get started!

If you choose to complete and submit an online application, it will be sent directly from your computer to the food services office where it can be processed.

Prepayment for Meals Through MySchoolBucks

Click the picture above or click here to access or create your FREE online account.


Breanna Cheung, MS, RD, Food Services Director
or Food Services Secretary
Tel: (530) 872-6496
Fax: (530) 872-5913