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Child Nutrition Program

 

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.

 
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

 

 

VIRTUAL CURBSIDE PICKUP SITES WILL CHANGE STARTING MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2020

 

Pickup Sites for virtual/blended students will be at the following locations and times:

 

 

Students enrolled at Frances Nungester, Austin High, Austin Middle, Austinville and Chestnut Grove will be picked up at Frances Nungester located at 726 Tammy St SW

Pickup will be at 12:15-12:45 in the front of school.

 

Students enrolled at Oak Park, Decatur High, Decatur Middle, Eastwood, Walter Jackson, Banks-Caddell, Ben Davis, Leon Sheffield and West Decatur will be picked up at Oak Park located at 1218 16th Ave SE.

Pickup will be at 12:15-12:45 in the front of the school.

 

Students enrolled at Woodmeade, Austin Jr High and Julian Harris will be picked up at Woodmeade located at 1400 19th Ave SW

Pickup will be at 12:00-12:30 at the back of the school by the playground.

 

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 Julia Senn, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor at julia.senn@dcs.edu or by phone at 256-560-6801.

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