COVID-19 Emergency Meal Service Resources
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Center for Ecoliteracy partnered with LunchAssist to co-develop new resources, toolkits, and tip sheets with safety precautions and guidance. Our shared goal is to support school nutrition programs and staff and protect them and the families they serve.
Community of Practice Zoom Calls
The Center for Ecoliteracy and LunchAssist host weekly Community of Practice Zoom calls where we review the latest policy updates, tools, best practices, and lessons learned from school districts and allied organizations across the state of California. This free series offers an opportunity for districts to connect with one another, share ideas, and build connections with community partners and government agencies around the state.
School Food Service Safety Precautions
A synthesis of the best information currently available for keeping school nutrition professionals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reviewed by physicians and public health professionals.
A resource from the Center for Ecoliteracy and LunchAssist.
Tip Sheet: School Food Service Safety Precautions
Basic safety precautions for school food service staff, including safe distance between staff, hygiene habits, and point of service recommendations. Available in English and Spanish.
A resource from Center for Ecoliteracy and LunchAssist with expert guidance from School Meals That Rock.
Tip Sheet: Face Mask Safety Precautions
Basic safety precautions for face masks, including how to put one on, how to remove it, and how to care for it. Available in English and Spanish.
A resource from the Center for Ecoliteracy, Lunch Assist, and Eat REAL.
Tip Cards: Social Distancing Cards
Visual examples show recommended social distancing while preparing and delivering emergency meals including food preparation spaces, drive throughs, walk-up stations, and home deliveries. Available in English and Spanish.
A resource from the Center for Ecoliteracy and LunchAssist with expert guidance from School Meals That Rock.
Toolkit: Emergency Meal Service
Regulations and best practices for emergency meal services, including menu templates, meal count forms, and policy guidance.
A resource from LunchAssist.
Additional Resources for COVID-19
Visit our partner LunchAssist's website for additional resources to support your emergency meal service during school closures.