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Nutrition Program

Updates

Due to food supply chain disruptions, menu items will be substituted as needed. 


Dysart Nutrition Services will operate the Summer Feeding Program, providing free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and younger through June 30, 2022!
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Now hiring cafeteria staff, Assistant Managers and Managers. Please call (623) 876-7075 for more information. Employment offered by SFE - Southwest Foodservice Excellence.

Nutrition Services will support our students and their education through fresh, wholesome food, a strong focus on nutrition and unparalleled customer service.

Full bellies support hungry minds! The Food Service Program is an essential part of the total educational program. Well-nourished students are better prepared to receive the instruction of the school day.  

Lunch and breakfast are available at all schools. In addition to the daily entrees, salad bars and other food bar choices are available during the week. For information about our menus and other food bar choices, please see our Interactive Menu, which includes each food item offered as well as nutritional information.


Please note, Dysart is currently operating the Summer Food Service Program, which provides free meals for all children 18 and younger regardless of eligibility, through June 2022. However, we encourage all families to apply now to ensure your student(s) receive free or reduced price meals during the grace period next school year.
 
Please complete an application online at www.Schoolcafe.com. It takes just a few minutes to complete. The information collected on meal applications for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) can do more than just provide free and reduced-price meals; it is important that parents apply as soon as possible.
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Benefits of applying include:
*Eligibility to receive Pandemic EBT funds
*Maintains school funding
*Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT, and/or ACT tests
*Discounted fees for athletics
*Discounted rates on fees associated with applying for college
*Discounted internet access­­­­­­
*Free or reduced price meals when applicable
 
In school year 2022-2023 the universal free meal program will no longer be offered by the USDA and students must pay for meals unless re-certified for free or reduced pricing.
 
Online applications take 24 hours for processing Monday-Friday. Paper applications are available at the school front office, however, we recommend all parents use SchoolCafe.com for faster processing times. Please allow 10 days for paper application processing.



*Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online (Apply Here)
Dysart's Discrimination Policy


* If at any time during the school year your income or household size changes, you may reapply at any time even after a prior eligibility determination has been made.  If you have questions please call 623-876-7075.

If you have not received notification in an email or letter regarding eligibility for your students for SY 21/22,  your students will transition to full pay eligibility as of January 31, 2022. You can apply online at http://www.schoolcafe.com

 In school year 2022-2023 alternative/emergency meals will be provided to students once they have reached the negative balance threshold, after charging three meals to their meal account. An alternative/emergency meal, consisting of a sandwich, choice of fruit and/or vegetable, salad bar, and choice of milk will be provided until the student’s charge account is satisfied. Students already approved for free meal benefits will not be affected by negative balances. 

All families are encouraged to create a meal account online at  www.schoolcafe.com to receive low and negative balance alerts, add funds (No fee with $10 minimum deposit), set restrictions, and view your student's purchase history. There are no fees for service. 

If you received meal benefits in SY 20-21, your household MUST fill out a new application for free or reduced meals for the current school year, unless your household is a Directly Certified household (via SNAP, TANF, FDPIR, or Foster). 

School Nutrition photo of student taking items from a salad barPer Maricopa County Health Department regulations, no home-made treats or snacks can be shared or sold on campus. Bake-sales, classroom parties, or other activities involving food must include commercially prepared items. Please consult your school's front office regarding specific nutrition procedures.

Breakfast in the Classroom is offered every day at no charge at the following schools: 

El Mirage Elementary
Thompson Ranch Elementary
Riverview Elementary
Surprise Elementary
Dysart Middle

All other Schools:

2022-2023 Meal Pricing
Student Regular Price
Elementary Lunch $2.60
Elementary Breakfast $1.25
High School Lunch $2.85
High School Breakfast $1.25

Student Reduced Price
Elementary Lunch $.40
Elementary Breakfast $.30
High School Lunch $.40
High School Breakfast $.30

Adult Price  
Elementary Lunch $3.50
Elementary Breakfast $1.75
High School Lunch $3.50
High School Breakfast $1.75
   
 
 
Allergies/Accommodations
 
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) found online at:
https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at 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: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.