The Mission of the Duncanville ISD Child Nutrition Department is to provide the most nutritious, appetizing, and affordable meals possible to our students throughout the district. We strive for optimum customer service and food safety while adhering to state and federal guidelines. We believe that good nutrition is the key to learning, and every child has the right to a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the lowest possible price.
The Breakfast and Lunch Programs provide nutritious meals for growing children. Breakfast is available at all schools at "no cost," and all district students may purchase a variety of hot lunch selections. Our breakfast meal provides one-quarter of children's recommended dietary allowance (RDA), and lunch offers one-third of the RDA. The Child Nutrition Department has actively taken steps to reduce the fat content of school meals to 30 percent or less, as recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The administrative team serving our customers has successfully completed state and nationally recognized certification classes in food safety, food systems management, and nutrition. Additionally, the Child Nutrition Department has been nationally recognized for its exceptional work in feeding students during an Administrative Review (AR) conducted by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The Child Nutrition Department operates a central production facility where food items are prepared and transported to campuses daily. Our production center prepares menu items from scratch weekly. (Spaghetti sauces, taco meat, mashed potatoes, homemade peach cobbler, fresh whole grain rolls, and cookies.) In 2018-19, employees in the central production facility produced over 33,516 pounds of cheese sauce and 25,550 pounds of raw ground beef.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
- mail:U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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