Food Services

We recognize that nutrition impacts classroom performance, so we have designed our menus and food preparation to provide excellent nutrition and teach health wellness. We prepare our lunch menus to provide our students with both appeal and proper nutrition. The variety on our menus ensures that our students get all of the necessary nutrients and other substances associated with good health, clear thinking, and a balanced diet. We teach the importance of nutritious meals while encouraging good eating habits. We also encourage parents to help their children to eat healthy, nutritious foods both at school and at home.

Nutritional Excellence

All of our school campuses participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low cost or free meals to qualifying students. The food and beverages we sell or serve on our campuses meet the state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

Breakfast

Did you know that breakfast increases your child’s brain power? Our bodies convert breakfast food into energy for use by our brain. When children skip breakfast, they must rely on the energy from their last meal to fuel their brain. Without breakfast, kids typically have a gap of twelve hours or more between dinner and lunch. This can make kids tired and restless.

Our school breakfast ensures your child starts the school day well-nourished and ready to learn. When your child eats breakfast at school, he/she receives whole grains, fruit, and protein. These are all the ingredients needed to fuel your child’s brain for optimal learning.

Student Breakfast and Lunch Program

We have the pleasure to inform you that the DuBois Area School District has implemented a new program, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program, effective with the 2019–2020 school year. This program is available to schools and districts that are participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

All students enrolled in the DuBois Area School District are eligible to receive one nutritional breakfast and one nutritional lunch each day at no charge to your household.

We do not require further action by you. Your son/daughter will be able to participate in these meal programs without paying a fee or submitting an application.

We encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity.

Students can purchase additional food and drink items at breakfast and lunch. If your son/daughter would like to purchase additional items, there must be a deposit of money on his/her account for these items. We do not permit students to charge for additional breakfast, lunch, or à la carte items.

Food Services Staff

Tom Koscienski
General Manager Food Services
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Sheila Gross
Food Service Secretary
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