Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services!
At Sunman Dearborn Food and Nutrition Services, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
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.
National School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program
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.
School Breakfast Components
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.