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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 are designed to 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 the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for children, and lunch provides 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 have been nationally recognized for their exceptional work of feeding students during an Administrative Review (AR) conducted by 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 raw ground beef.
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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
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.
El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, Lea Más >