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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and US 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 contacted or funded by the USDA.   more

Notice of Increase to Meal Prices for the 18/19 School Year

The ever increasing costs of food and supplies, coupled with a mandate from the USDA to meet minimum pricing for lunch meals, caused the District to increase breakfast prices by .25 cents and lunch prices for middle, high, and adult school meals beginning in the 2018/19 school year as follows: 

School District Breakfast
Elem. School
Middle School
High School
Douglas 1.75 2.25 2.25 2.75 2.95 3.25 4.00 4.00

Free and Reduced prices will not be affected and will remain the same price at all schools.

Starting August 1st, 2018, the new 2018/19 Free and Reduced meal applications will be available online and at your schools. If you should have any questions, please contact the School Nutrition Program at 775-782-7613.

Please review the DCSD Meal Charging Policy

Nutrition Program

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 a 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 is served at most schools and lunch is 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. See Free or Reduced Price Meal Applications for instructions and an application sheet.

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. Forty-five, mostly part-time, employees prepare these meals averaging nearly 49,000 lunches and 8,000 breakfasts served a month.


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