Child Nutrition Program

Decatur City Schools offers curbside meals weekly on Wednesdays to children 18 years of age or younger. Registration is required. The link is open for sign-up the Friday evening before Wednesday pick-up, and the deadline to sign-up is Tuesday at 10 AM. Click here for registration and more information: https://forms.gle/S7QKydFhuJP7WtVe8

Every child will receive a breakfast and lunch at no cost until September 30th, 2021!

This has been made possible due to an extension of the USDA Summer Food Service Program 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 or substituted. 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 continue to receive meals that will meet all state and federal requirements 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 devin.williamson@dcs.edu or by phone at 256-560-6801.

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