Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Our district is committed to providing every student with the tools needed to succeed, including nutritious meals. We are pleased to inform you that Merced Union High School District will continue participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs option called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2023-24 School Year.
Schools that participate in the CEP can provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that CEP school during the 2023-24 School Year.
- All students enrolled may participate in breakfast and lunch program at no charge.
- No meal application is necessary to participate in the meal program.
- Meals will be served to ALL students regardless of eligibility status.
- The school breakfast and lunch program will follow USDA guidelines for healthy school meals.
The program cannot succeed without your support. Please encourage your student to participate.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact the MUHSD Nutrition Services Department at (209) 325-2210.
Local Wellness Policy
Why Do We Have a Wellness Policy:
Our district developed a Wellness Policy to focus on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and district nurses. MUHSD believes that environments and opportunities for all students to practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the school day is vital. Federal legislation requires that schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) establish a wellness policy and complete an assessment every three years.