Did You Know?
Twin Rivers Unified served an average of 7,882 breakfasts, 19,716 lunches and 3,200 suppers every day of the 2016-17 school year. Multiply that by 180 days. You end up with more than 5.5 million healthy meals for the district's students.
As Nutrition Services Director Jill Van Dyke gets ready to open her 29th school year on Aug. 8, she anticipates the district will serve approximately the same number of meals this year.
"We are ready to go," says Van Dyke. "Food has been delivered and our staff has been trained. My cafeteria staff loves kids and can't wait to see them on the first day of school. There will be lots of hugs and smiles."
Nutrition Services provides a variety of healthy and appetizing food options for students, including 22 fruit and vegetable programs. Approximately 82 percent of the district's students receive free or reduced price meals.