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Child Nutrition Program

DECATUR CITY SCHOOLS CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
 

For the students not returning for traditional (face-to-face) learning on 1/13/2021, free meal pick-up will be on Wednesday's from 12:15pm-12:45pm and will be located at Oak Park Elementary School, Austin Junior High School, and Austin Middle School. You may pick-up from any of these sites. 5 days of meals will be provided, including one hot meal. Please register for meals here: https://forms.gle/Q1vBAknPMARaAoY16. The link opens on Fridays and closes on Tuesdays at 10 A.M. 

Meal Pickup Locations

Pickup Site

Students Picking up from this Site

Location of Pickup

Austin Jr. High

1625 Danville Road  SW

 

Any DCS student 

8th grade pickup line on Danville Road

Austin Middle

2715 Danville Road SW

Any DCS student

Child Nutrition dock at the side of the school facing Modaus Road

Oak Park Elementary

1218 16th Avenue SE

Any DCS student

Front of the school

 

 

Decatur City Schools Child Nutrition Program wants your feedback about December curbside pickup meals and curbside meals in the future.

Please complete the survey: https://forms.gle/FDaHczGTwJSrMtYE6

Every child will receive a breakfast and lunch at no cost until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

This has been made possible due to an extension of the USDA Seamless Summer waiver.

Unfortunately our food vendor, Wood Fruitticher has been experiencing outs and shortages like never seen before due to Covid-19.

Due to this, menus for the system or by school have to be adjusted to serve the food received, substituted or what was already at the school. We are trying to limit the number of changes, however this is becoming more and more difficult to do under this current situation.

Please know that we are doing the best that we can to serve what is on the menu. When that is impossible the students will receive meals and the meals being served will meet all the state/federal requirements.

Proven Fact: A hungry child cannot learn! Proper nutrition is fundamental for the success of academic programs.

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 help ensure our students receive those necessary nutritious meals, Decatur City Schools Child Nutrition Program offers breakfast and lunch on a daily basis in each of our 17 cafeterias.

Parents are encouraged to support the Child Nutrition Program because these meals:

  • Provide children vitamins, minerals and calories needed.
  • Offer parents a convenient and affordable way to provide their children with meals.
  • Improve the learning ability and classroom behavior among students.
  • Meet the USDA Nutrition Standards
  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat free)
  • More whole grains
 

Suggestions, questions or problems with the child nutrition program? Contact the Child Nutrition Manager of your child's school or contact Devin Williamson, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor at williamson@dcs.edu or by phone at 256-560-6801.

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Online Meal Application - https://onlinemealapp.dcs.edu