• Numerous product shortages are occurring across our nation, impacting institutional foodservice businesses, including school meal programs. Suppliers are randomly shorting food and paper orders without warning, causing us to make menu changes with short notice. We apologize for any negative impacts and appreciate everyone's support at this challenging time.

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  • Thank you for visiting the DCPS Food Service Department page.  

    In order to address all questions, concerns, and comments, we encourage you to send us an email at FoodService@duvalschools.org or the Food Service Director, Jane Zentko at ZentkoJ@duvalschools.org. Jane or another Food Service staff member will reply to assist you as soon as possible. 

    School meals will be FREE to all students throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. 

    If your child has food allergies or special dietary needs please contact our dietitians at 904.693.7676 and press 4. Special diets do not automatically transfer when students change schools; please contact our dietitians when your child changes schools to ensure the new school cafeteria manager has the student's special diet menu. 

  • Welcome to the Duval County Public Schools Food Service Program!

    In order to make good decisions about the food they eat, we believe students need two things: healthy options and the insight to choose wisely.

    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 program is focused on exposing students to a variety of healthy options using flavorful ingredients. Our menus are developed with wholesome ingredients and an emphasis on the use of minimally processed ingredients. We use single-source, clean label products, and over 75 percent of the produce served is grown within the state of Florida.

    We go beyond the café with our nutrition education programs, setting the stage for smart dining decisions that will pave the way for a lifetime of success and well-being.

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    Our meal programs serve more than 113,000 students each year

    As the graphic above shows, Duval County Public Schools' students have a big appetite. 

    • 225,000 breakfasts are served each week.
    • 335,000 lunches are served each week.
    • 1 million freshly made entree salads are served every year.
    • In our farm to school program, 78% of our menu is grown or produced in Florida.
    • 2.1 million servings of fresh, locally grown strawberries are served each year.
    • 250,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown watermelon are served every year.
    • 1.65 million muffins are produced each year.
    • 2.25 million biscuits are produced each year. 

     

    Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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