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Welcome to Food Services

Food Service's produces approximately 4,000 meals daily for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Valley Home, Knights Ferry, and for the Head Start program. The food service staff takes great care in producing a safe and wholesome meal for each of our customers that participate at each of the school sites. Staff members are trained regularly to insure meals are produced to meet USDA standards and local health department guidelines.

My Plate
If you have any questions please feel free to call (209) 847-9666 or email at

Click on the plate to access nutrition tips and dietary guidelines. 

The site also provides students with interactive games that will help them understand nutrition. The site helps explain the food guide pyramid to students or adults.

Households with children who have food allergies are required to have a Medical Request for Special Meals form filled out by your child's physician before meal substitution can take place.

Nutritional Information

Each school sites has a staff member that has been certified through the state approved Serv Safe certification program, which instructs participants on how to properly store, prepare, and serve foods. The Central Kitchen has four certified staff members.

Food thermometers are tested and calibrated on a regular basis, frequent temperature readings are taken during production for foods being cooked, held, and served.

Critical Control Points are monitored regarding proper internal temperatures for cooking and holding food

  • Cold Foods are held at 40°F or below
  • Hot Foods are cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165°F
  • Hot Foods are held at 135°F or above

Staff is instructed on proper procedures for Hand washing and the use of disposable gloves during food production and service. Surfaces and utensils are sanitized before use.

Each serving site is inspected by the county health department.

Refrigerators and freezers are monitored daily and temperatures are logged to insure proper temperatures for storage.

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Jason BeachEmail
Director of Nutritional Services
Central Kitchen
1235 East D Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 847-9666
(209) 848-4368 fax



May 10 - May 20