Lunch & Snack
Apply for free or reduced price lunch: https://www.brssd.org/lunch-program The approval process takes approximately 2 weeks. Please plan on providing your child with hot lunch until you have received notification of your approval.
To all BRSSD Parents and Guardians,
The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District is pleased to provide a nutritious and satisfying lunch program in collaboration with The LunchMaster, our vended meal provider. Each of our schools offers students a variety of entrees, fruits, vegetables, and drinks that comply with state and federal nutrition standards and seek to meet the high quality standards of our parents and students.
Lunch orders will be made through www.TheLunchMaster.com. Students receive a hot meal, snack, fruit/veg and a drink (water/milk). Parents and guardians who want their children to participate in the District’s lunch program must register and order at the LunchMaster website. All lunch orders and payments must be made in advance through the District's online payment and ordering system. The cost of a standard lunch will be $5.25.
The order deadline is the prior business day by 10 a.m. to receive a meal the following day. Our cancellation policy is as follows: Lunches can be cancelled for full credit by 4 p.m. the prior day and for half credit you must cancel before 7 a.m. the day of.
Questions or concerns regarding the District’s lunch program should be directed first to the school Child Nutrition Clerk. If your questions or concerns are not adequately addressed, please contact Renee Boatwright, Administrative Assistant to the Chief Business Official, at 650-637-4800 x1050.
We respectfully request that you do NOT have lunch delivered by food delivery service (i.e. Door Dash, Uber Eats, restaurants that deliver, etc). We gladly accept lunch being dropped off by family members.
ALL students should bring a snack to eat mid-morning and a lunch to eat midday. (Lunch is not needed for TK students)
We strongly encourage families to send labeled and reusable food containers to school. We also encourage students to stay hydrated by keeping a reusable, labeled water bottle at school.
Since many students have allergies to common food ingredients, we do not allow students to share food without direct teacher supervision. For everyone's health and safety, students may not share or trade food.
In addition, we encourage healthy foods and use the policies below, inspired by our district healthy school guidelines, viewed to the right.
1) No candy, soda or juice at school. Teachers, students, and families are asked to keep soda, sugary drinks, and candy at home and not serve or distribute them at school.
2) Limit sweet treats to once a month. We encourage educationally-appropriate celebrations of all kinds. If they include food, we would like these events to feature healthy food choices. Therefore, a maximum of only one item at one celebration a month may be in a desert/sugary category. We encourage families and teachers to consider healthy alternatives such as fresh fruit. Please do not bring foods that include trans fats.
3) If a child has a serious allergy to a food, the teacher will inform the classroom families that that food should not be brought to school at any time. Children with potentially life-threatening allergies cannot be endangered by or excluded from classroom activities or lunch time activities.
Instead of food to celebrate your child’s special day, please consider non-food items such as a personalized gift to the classroom or school in the student’s name.