Child Nutrition Program
It is a proven fact that a hungry child cannot learn!
The employees of the Decatur City Schools Child Nutrition Program are committed to protecting and enhancing children’s health and well being by serving nutritious, tasty and affordable meals. We feel that child nutrition programs are an integral part of the school environment. Nutrition influences a child’s development, lifelong health status, and potential for learning. We strive to protect the health and well being of our children and to help them succeed in the classroom by providing balanced and nutritious meals served in a courteously and friendly atmosphere in a sanitary dining environment. To realize excellence in education, we share a responsibility to ensure children come to school ready to learn. Nutrition plays an integral part in that responsibility. The goal to meet the nutritional needs of the students and staff of Decatur City Schools are pursued in a professional, efficient and fiscally sound and responsible manner.
The Decatur City Schools Child Nutrition Program is proud that each of our 17 schools offers students breakfast and lunch. Approximately 3,500 breakfast and 7,000 lunches are served to our students on a daily basis. All items offered in our cafeterias are in compliance with USDA federal and state regulations and managed in accordance with the regulations and policies for the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.
If you or your child has suggestions, questions, or problems with the child nutrition program, please contact the Child Nutrition Manager of your child's school or contact Julia Senn, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor at Senn@dcs.edu or by phone at 256-560-6801.
Online Meal Application -- https://onlinemealapp.dcs.edu/
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