Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program
Duquesne City School District participates in the federally funded Fresh Fruits and Vegetable program (FFVP). The program introduces students to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs
The Duquesne City School District's breakfast and lunch programs are based on the guidelines set forth by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health.
According to the guideline above:
- No food may be brought offered to students during lunch that might interfere with the NSLP. This does not apply to students bringing in bagged lunches brought from home for individual use.
- Staff/Faculty/Parents may not offer parties (i.e. pizza) or snacks in place of the daily scheduled lunch which would interfere with the NSLP.
- All food/details/kitchen arrangements for camps such as band camp or football camp must be coordinated and pre-approved through the supervisor of food services.
- Hoagies, donuts, candy and snacks used as fundraisers may not be sold or distributed near the cafeteria during lunch.
Special Dietary Needs
All special dietary needs or allergies should be reported to the school nurse and the supervisor of food services. If special dietary needs are required, a written letter must be provided by the child's doctor.
DCSD cafeteria staff members know how to serve in style! Cafeteria members love to celebrate events, such as Dr. Suess Day, with students. Efforts like these earned them a national 2019 Breakfast Hero Award sponsored by the No Kid Hungry Organization!