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    If you require a Free and Reduced Meal Application in another language, please click on the USDA application website link after August 1st where you can find applications translated into other languages. These are the only applications we can accept other than the official DCPS application for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact the Food Service Department at 904-732-5145 if you have any questions.
    Due to year-end close-out, the deadline for year-end refund/transfers on student lunch accounts is Wednesday June 12, 2019.  All refund/transfer requests after this date will be held and processed in mid-August 2019 once close-out has been completed and the 2019-2020 school year has opened.  Click on link "Transfer/Refund" for information regarding refunds and transfer requests.

    You are what you eat: smart, well-balanced and good

    Our menus are developed with ingredients that promote health and wellness. Nutritious meals impact the health and success of our students and are essential for strong academic performance. Our goal is to enhance student performance by providing nutritious meals and promoting the importance of healthy eating. Our nutrition standards are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Choose My Plate healthy plate. Student meals contain adequate calories and provide a variety of choices. We offer free and reduced lunch to qualified applicants. To achieve our goals:

    We use: 

    • Lean Beef
    • Reduced Fat Cheese
    • Turkey Franks
    • Turkey Lunch Meat
    • Turkey Sausage Products
    • Zero Trans Fat (ZTF) margarine and oil
    • Oven baked (not fried) meat and potato products

    We also: 

    • Offer Fat Free and 1% Milk
    • Offer whole grain bread, buns, and wraps
    • Offer whole grain, low sugar cereals
    • Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables, including fresh, local produce everyday in every cafe
    • Decreased the amount of sodium in our recipes
    • Avoid many pre-made items that are high in sodium and saturated fats
    • Offer items with zero trans fat
    • Offer daily salads, wraps, and/or sandwiches using 100% dark green leafy romaine lettuce or spinach
    • Use Sunbutter in place of peanut butter at peanut aware schools
    • Utilize a state-of- the art food production facility to offer nutrient enriched scratch cooking
    • Develop and test recipes on site by an Executive Chef
    • Have on staff  of Registered, Licensed Dietitians to develop menus and to ensure the daily nutritional needs of the students are met

    Nondiscrimination Statement
    “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

    Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish)

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”


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2019-2020 Free and Reduced Applications will be available after August 1st.