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Downey Unified Provides Free Daily Meals for All Children

One free daily breakfast and lunch for all children 18 years and younger

More than just a meal

Did you know that kids partaking in school meals show improved performance on tests?

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

Downey Unified’s Food Services is a team of food and nutrition professionals dedicated to students’ health, well-being, and their ability to learn. By promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices, we support learning.


On average, students who eat a daily breakfast:

Achieve 17.5% HIGHER SCORES on standardized math tests

Attend 1.5 MORE DAYS of school per year

Students who attend class more regularly are 20% MORE LIKELY TO GRADUATE from high school

High school graduates typically earn $10,090 MORE per year and enjoy a 4% higher employment rate

BREAKFAST & LUNCH is FREE daily for all Downey Unified Students


Nutrition Lessons

Eat Smart 2 Be Smart provides students Kinder – high school downloadable handouts, activities and more!

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Farm to School at Home

The Farm to School @ Home is a series of activities that teach valuable Farm to School and nutrition lessons to students while at home.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.