SB 250 - Pupil meals: Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment Act of 2017

What is SB 250?
This bill enacts the Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment Act of 2017. This act ensures that a pupil whose parent or guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed, treated differently, or served a meal that differs from what a pupil whose parent or guardian does not have unpaid school meal fees.

To reference the complete SB 250 Bill, Click Here.

Why is this important?
Students will no longer be notified by school site staff in regard to their meal account. The Nutrition Services office will notify a parent or guardian of the negative balance of a pupil’s school meal account (via mail, phone and email) no later than 10 days after the pupil’s school meal account has reached a negative balance. 

The goal of Riverside Unified School District’s breakfast and lunch program is to provide healthy meals to children during the school day.  In order to serve healthy, high-quality meals to all children, we must make sure we are financially secure.  Parents play a key role in this effort, and are responsible for purchases made by your child in our school cafeterias.

We understand that mistakes happen. Children forget or lose their money, but meal payments are important to our program.  We offer several payment options including PayPams, an online payment system. 

Please contact us at Nutrition Services if you have questions. (951)352-6740

If you think your child may qualify for our meal program you can apply online at