Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services!
At Sunman Dearborn Food and Nutrition Services, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The mission of Sunman Dearborn Community Schools Food Service Department is to provide nutritious and healthful choices to students and staff throughout the school day that support learning and physical development.
Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools Food and Nutrition Services will be the premier provider of nutritionally-complete, low-cost, delicious meals to students and staff. Promoting health through nutrition education and modeling well-balanced meals will be a top priority. Overall, the Department of Food Services will partner with agriculture, food, media, education and health communities as well as local businesses to support and encourage a healthy school environment.
We operate 1 cafeteria at each of our 5 schools in the district. We serve over 3,000 well-balanced meals each day.
Our district participates in both the National School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program. Through these programs, free or reduced-cost meals are available to children whose families meet certain income criteria. Applications are available at all school offices and online under the Free and reduced Application tab. All application information is confidential.
The school breakfast must contribute an average of 1/4 of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein, iron, calcium and Vitamins A and C each week.
The meals are planned to meet the guidelines established under the Child Nutrition Program of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. We use the Traditional Food-Based Menu Planning Option.
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Birthday and Classroom Party Treat Program
Parents of Elementary Students can purchase Birthday and Classroom Party Treats through the Cafeteria. All treats meet the Smart Snack Standards. These treats will be delivered to the classroom on the requested date. FORMS must be submitted at least 2-4 weeks in advance. Please contact the Food and Nutrition Services Manager at your child's school with questions.
All snacks provided to students during the school day, including birthday treats and classroom parties, must meet the Smart Snack Standards set by the USDA. Smart Snacks can be purchased from the cafeteria or grocery store.
Please note, parent-provided daily snacks, for your individual student, do not need to meet the Smart Snack Standards. Also, the approved Smart Snack List is a guide for parents to purchase treats at a local grocery store. For a list of treats that can be purchased through the school cafeteria, please see the Birthday and Classroom Party Treat Order Form above.
For questions on the Smart Snack Guidelines, please contact Cheryl Erhart, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at 812-623-2291 ext. 13809 or email@example.com