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Nutrition Information

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Student Wellness Policy

2022-23 Meal Applications

Trade Tech families are encouraged to submit a meal application.


Please click here to complete your application. If you need assistance completing the application, please call 760-598-0782 to schedule an appointment for help with your application.


***One breakfast and one lunch per day will be available to all Trade Tech students, at NO charge, all meals will be FREE regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility application status.


Beginning the School year 2022-2023, California became the first state to implement a statewide Universal Meals Program for school children. Education Code 49501.5 requires public school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools serving students in grades TK–12 to provide two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during each school day to students requesting a meal, regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility.


Solicitudes de comidas 2022-23

Se les piede a las familias de Trade Tech completar una solicitud de comida.


Haga clic aquí  para completar su solicitud. Si necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud, llame al 760-598-0782 para hacer una cita para su solicitud.


***Un desayuno y un almuerzo por día estarán disponibles para todos los estudiantes de Trade Tech, SIN cargo, todas las comidas serán GRATUITAS, independientemente de su estado de solicitud de elegibilidad para comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido


A partir del ciclo escolar 2022-2023, California se convertirá en el primer Estado en implementar el Programa de Comidas Universal a nivel Estatal, para los estudiantes en todo el Estado.  El código de Educacion 49501.5 requiere que los Distritos Escolares Públicos, Las oficinas de Educación del Condado, y las escuelas Charter que atienden a los estudiantes de los grados TK-12, proporcion en dos comidas gratuitamente (desayuno y almuerzo) cada dia escolar, independientemente de si son elegibles para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido.


School Contact:

1132 N Melrose Drive

Vista, CA 92083



Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday – Friday

A sample of a P-EBT card on the California Department of Social Service's website.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a disaster response program intended to support children who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to pandemic related school closures. Eligible students receive a debit-like EBT card that may be used to buy additional groceries. More information on P-EBT can be found at or by calling the P-EBT help line at 877-328-9677. 


EBT pandémica (E-EBT) es un programa de respuesta a desastres destinado a ayudar a los niños. ¿Quién perdió el acceso a comidas escolares gratuitas y a precio reducido debido a la pandemia? Cierres de escuelas. Los estudiantes elegibles reciben una tarjeta EBT tipo débito que se puede usar para comprar comestibles adicionales. Puede encontrar más información sobre P-EBT en  o llamando a la línea de ayuda de P-EBT al 877-328-967.

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps income-eligible households including individuals who are currently employed, unemployed, or retired buy nutritious food they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Benefits are given on EBT cards (similar to ATM cards) and can be used at most grocery stores. 

Below is the specific language that LEAs must include when notifying households about the EITC. This language is in RTC Section 19854:


Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at


You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at


There are many options for notifying households about the EITC which may include in­–person, electronic, mail, flyers, or by phone.


For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC web page at or the California EITC web page at



Contact Information


If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its website at You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its website at


Thank you.



Nutrition Services Division

California Department of Education

Non-Discrimination Statement

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nondiscrimination statement for child nutrition program participants.

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 FormExternal link opens in new window or tab. (PDF), 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 Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or

  3. email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.