Douglas County School District

About Nutrition Services

About

Nutrition Services

 

Vision Statement

Douglas County School District Nutrition Services is committed to providing the highest quality meals for your child. We also work to create an environment where your child can learn to make healthy decisions that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

We provide approximately 30,000 nutritious meals every day to students and staff. We participate in the National School Lunch Program and the National Breakfast Program (at select sites).

School meals are important to your child because they help develop sound nutritional habits by exposing students to a variety of foods. We offer many food choices and provide healthful fruits and vegetables daily. In addition, the well-nourished student has better attendance, is more attentive, better behaved and has an increased energy level. All of these elements are tied to academic success.

School Meals are Safe
Food safety is our first and foremost concern. We have implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program throughout the District to reduce the chance of a food-borne illness event. Temperatures of all food products are monitored throughout production and service.

School Meals are Nutritious. 
School meals contain 30 percent or less of total calories from fat, less than 10% total calories from saturated fat, 35% sugar and contain at least one third of the RDAs for protein, Vitamins A and C, Iron, Calcium and calories.

School Meals are Balanced. 
Every day, students choose their meals from a variety of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.  Each school has a Harvest Bar which features a variety of fresh produce in season.

Parents are welcome!
We invite our parents and families to come and see how school lunch has changed. Parents are always welcome! We are proud of our program and our hard-working employees and we encourage you to eat with your child. DCSD Nutrition Services invites all parents to have lunch with their children at any time during the school year. The cost is just $3.50 for an adult meal without milk; with milk the price is $4.25.

We hope to see you soon!

Mission Statement 
Douglas County School District (DCSD) Nutrition Services operates as a self-sustaining enterprise to offer nutritious, appealing meals and ala carte food items to DCSD students and personnel while supporting DCSD’s students and our community with resources which promote optimum learning and wellness.