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.
Nondiscrimination and Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, it's 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: http:www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- Fax: (802 690.7442; or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Food Service Program Contact
Jason Piel, Food Service Manager
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!