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  • The Nutrition Program prepares and serves approximately 450,000 lunches and 73,000 breakfasts to DCSD students each school year.
  • An average of 50% of students enrolled in elementary and middle schools, eat lunch with us every day.
  • 45 employees prepare these meals averaging nearly 49,000 lunches and 8,000 breakfasts served a month.

About Nutrition Services

Currently, FREE meals have been extended into the 2022-23 school year so all students can receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily.

The Douglas County School District Nutrition Program offers healthful meals every school day that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and meet the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program requirements for various nutrients, calories, fat and saturated fat.

The nutritional values of our meals are evaluated over a period of a week rather than a single meal or single food item.  We use aHealth Food nutritional analysis software approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

We strive to serve meals that not only fit into a healthy eating pattern but also one that the students would like to eat. We must be an efficient, cost effective program as we are self-supporting and strive to use no School District supporting funds.

Breakfast and lunch are served at all schools. Various snack items including milk, juice, and bottled water are available at all schools during a morning nutrition break and/or during the lunch service time.

Participation in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs allow us to offer healthful meals and food choices to all children regardless of their families’ income. Any household interested in applying for Free or Reduced Price Meals may do so at anytime during the school year. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), visit any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Meal Prices
Meal Price
Breakfast Free
2nd Breakfast $2.25
Adult Breakfast $3.00
Elementary Lunch Free
Middle School Lunch Free
High School Lunch Free
2nd Lunch $4.25
Adult Lunch $5.00


Meal tray
What happens when your child has run out of lunch money on their account?  Read our Meal Charging Policy.