1606 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
  • Food and Nutrition Services

    School Meals Is your snack a smart snack? find out here.

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    Program Goal: Provide nutritious, appetizing meals for students at a reasonable price in a pleasant environment.

    The Child Nutrition Program offers nutritious breakfasts and lunches at every school building. Proper nutrition is fundamental for the success of academic programs. Our meals meet the USDA Nutrition Standards, which require the following:

    • Age-appropriate calorie limits
    • Daily servings of both vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving)
    • A wide variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
    • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
    • Whole grains
    • Less sodium

    School meals support nationwide goals to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains daily. Now is a great time for students to choose school lunch! Check out the “Tray Talk” link below to learn more.

    Department Staff:

    Michaela “Micki” Carrington, MS, RDN
    Supervisor of Food & Nutrition Services carringtonm@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us
    Coni Dobbels, MS, RD, LDN                   Food & Nutrition QA Specialist dobbelsc@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us Kent Heinen
    F & N Services Specialist

    Food and Nutrition Services (563-386-4780)


    School Menus

    Davenport Community School District now uses Nutrislice to provide easier and more complete menu information about breakfast and lunch at all of our schools.

    As of August 23, PDFs of the monthly menus are no longer posted on this page.

    Instead, visit Davenport Schools Nutrislice to see what’s for breakfast, lunch or snack at any school on any day of the school year.

    There you can:

    • Select a menu for any DCSD school
    • View the breakfast, lunch and snack menus for future months
    • Open a print-friendly version of the monthly menu
    • Pay for meals online with My School Bucks
    • Complete an application for free/reduced-price meals
    • Starting in January 2017, see nutritional information for almost every menu item
    • Starting in January 2017, filter menus based on allergens and carb counts

    Download the DCSD Nurtrislice Mobile App to access school menus on your Apple or Android smartphone.

    NOTE: Please be aware that menus are subject to change without notice, including on days when the schedule is changed due to inclement weather.

    Schools offering the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program : Adams, Buchanan, Fillmore, Garfield, Hayes, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Truman, Washington.

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

    Meal Prices

    School meals are economical, often costing less than what you spend to prepare meals at home.  The Food & Nutrition Services Department strives to keep the meal prices low while maintaining quality and nutritional standards.  The larger portions and more variety increase the cost of meals to older students.

    Effective 7/1/2016 Preschool Elementary Intermediate High School Reduced Adult
    Breakfast $1.30 $1.30 $1.50 $1.50 $.30 $2.00
    Lunch $2.40 $2.40 $2.50 $2.75 $.40 $3.80

    Although meals and milk can be purchased daily, prepayment for 5, 10 or 20 days is encouraged.  Students are less likely to forget money or run out and it is more convenient for parents.  Charging/credit meals are not allowed for students in grades 6-12.  Cashiers will verbally remind the students when the account is low.

    Unflavored milk is available in 1% fat and fat-free (skim). Fat-free chocolate milk is offered daily. Strawberry milk is offered on an occasional basis. The meal price includes 1-8 oz. carton of milk. Additional cartons of milk may be purchased for $.55 per carton. This includes the purchase of milk to accompany meals brought from home.

    Intermediate and High schools offer a variety of snack items and beverages for purchase, including cookies, baked chips, water, 100% juice, and Gatorade. If you wish to limit snack purchases, limits may be placed on an account by contacting the site manager directly. The site manager and the Food & Nutrition Office is able provide a history of spending if desired.

    Davenport Community Schools has an online payment system. Click here for access: My School Bucks Online Payment System

    Low Balance Notice / Meal Charging

    Charging/credit meals are not allowed for students in grades 6-12.  When the account reaches $8.00 cashiers will verbally remind secondary students of the need to replenish funds daily. Secondary students without money to pay for a meal will be referred to the school office for assistance–no item will be provided without payment at time of service.

    For students in grades K-5, a reminder notice will be sent home with the child when the account balance is low ($8.00). Elementary students will not be refused food. The Superintendent approved procedure for elementary students who do not have money for meals is the following:

    An elementary student will be allowed to receive a menu lunch up to three days and must repay the cost of the lunches (credit meals are not offered at breakfast). Families will be contacted regarding the need for funds and meal repayment during the 3-days. If meals are not repaid promptly with funds restored to the student’s account, the student will receive milk and be allowed one (1) trip to the food bar to select 1 serving of fruit and up to two (2) servings of vegetables. The family will be encouraged to complete an application for meal benefits and the student referred to the school office for follow-up.

    If your family is experiencing financial difficulty, please contact the cafeteria manager or the Food & Nutrition Office for assistance. Outstanding meal charges at year-end will be applied to the student school fee statement and will carry over until paid in full.

    Free and reduced price meal applications

    Great news! Students enrolled in the following CEP schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge each day of the 2016-2017 school year:

    Buchanan Elementary
    Buffalo Elementary
    Children’s Village Hoover
    Children’s Village West
    Davenport Learning Center (Keystone Academy)
    Fillmore Elementary
    Garfield Elementary
    Hayes Elementary
    Jackson Elementary
    Jefferson Elementary
    Madison Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
    Mid City High School
    Monroe Elementary
    Smart Intermediate
    Truman Elementary
    Washington Elementary
    Wilson Elementary

    No further action is required. There will be a charge if your student takes an extra serving or wishes to purchase a milk to accompany a meal from home.

    Students enrolled in schools not listed above may need to complete a meal application listing all family members to apply for benefits. If any family member receives food assistance or FIP, your students may already be approved for free meals. Watch for a letter from Davenport Community Schools notifying you that your student(s) have already been approved based on your participation in these federal/state assistance programs. If you receive this notification letter, no further action is required.

    If a meal application is necessary, it may now be completed online at https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . Families will receive a letter confirming meal benefit status after the application is processed.  Cash payment for meals is expected until the confirmation letter is issued (See   My School Bucks Online Payment System for online deposits to your child’s meal account).  If a paper meal benefit application is preferred, contact the District’s Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Department, 1008 West Kimberly Rd., 563-386-4780, between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Free or reduced price meals cannot be provided without prior approval. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting Food Assistance, FIP, or other benefits. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced price meals. The reduced price breakfast is $.30 and the reduced price lunch is $.40 for all grade levels.

    For questions or assistance contact Anne, 563-386-4780 or averya@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us.

    Requests for meal modifications / special diets

    If your child has dietary restrictions such as an allergy to certain foods, please fill out a Diet Modification Request  and submit it to your school’s office/nurse.

    Production kitchens and the elementary schools they satellite to:

    Food Prep Kitchen Cafe’ Contact Cafe’ Phone
    Central Linda Lowder 323-3096
    Garfield Amanda Sparks 322-2079
    Madison Kelly Lueders 324-8532
    McKinley Jamisha Lee 326-2029
    North Monalisa Kienzler 388-9846
    Davenport Learning Center Lori Baca 391-9161 ext 250
    Fillmore Ronda Weipert 445-3759
    Harrison Alyssa Smith 391-3881
    Mid City High Faye Wyers 336-7007
    West Donna Holeman 386-9588
    Jackson Jenny Raines 324-6156
    Jefferson Karen Cole 322-8334
    Wilson Laura Walsh 391-0901
    Smart Darlene Robinson 323-1046
    Hayes Sheila Ostofi 323-8384
    Monroe Karry Bohannan 324-9561
    Sudlow Robbie Williamson 323-2064
    Eisenhower Sandre Daxon 355-3516
    Washington Patricia Fitch 322-7846
    Walcott Kelly Renkosik 284-6102
    Blue Grass Tonya Strong 381-4399
    Buffalo Lori Schutte 381-4130
    Williams Jen Hamer 391-6553
    Adams Michelle Cirian 391-6491
    CV West Patty Erskine 823-2345
    Hoover Ayumi Grzyb 322-7649
    Wood Christine Murphy 391-2867
    Buchanan Brenda Mirocha 391-0871
    Truman Rimi Jackson 386-7766


    Catering service for District sponsored events is available.  A catering catalog with the many delicious choices of breakfast pastries, desserts, fruit and vegetable trays, cheese trays, beverages, boxed meals, and complete sit down dinners is available.  Please call the Food & Nutrition Services office for a copy or call our catering manager, Christa Andersen in the Bakery (388-7917).