State Validation Review

  • Currently, California Department of Education chooses 25% of the schools state-wide to conduct a School Nutrition Meal Pattern Validation Review, which partially consists of the following:

    Meal Observation:

    Schools must be able to identify the components of a reimbursable meal, offering the five components consisting of milk, fruit, vegetables, grains, and meat/meat alternate. Of these, they must select ½ cup fruit or vegetable component. Students are allowed to decline up to two of these components.

    Lunch Meal Documentation:

    The state agency assess menu compliance with the daily lunch components requirements, and also the types of milk offered. Menu production records must include daily type and quantity of food used, number of meals planned and served.

    Lunch Certification Documents:

    Menu assessment, worksheets, and nutrient analysis submitted for certification along with manufacturer nutrient data sheets of convenience food items.

    The Solana Beach School District was randomly selected for the validation review, which was conducted the week of February 25, 2013.

    We report that the Solana Beach School District received an excellent Validation Review and was found to be in compliant in all areas tested with a comment received from our State Reviewer, “Congratulations on an excellent review.” 

  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

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    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.