Food and Nutrition

The district's online menus just got sweeter!

New user-friendly and mobile-friendly menus are now available thanks to the district’s new Nutrislice system. This new site is jam-packed with delicious new features!

  • Easily view menus by school
  • Sort menus by meal (breakfast or lunch)
  • Hover over menu items for nutritional info
  • Download print-friendly menus with the click of a button
  • Access the district’s online payment portal directly from the menu

Healthy Helpings

In 2012, the Dubuque Community School District revised its menus to be in compliance with new meal regulations set forth by the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The goal of the changes is to increase the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains on school menus while also ensuring age-appropriate calorie ranges – all designed to give students healthier eating options.

What makes a breakfast?

School breakfasts are made up of four components: an entree which counts as two components, a fruit and a milk.

Students are required to take three of these components including one that is a half cup of fruit/juice for the meal to qualify as an approved “school breakfast.”

What makes a lunch?

School lunches are made up of five components: a meat/meat alternate, bread/grain, fruit, vegetable and a milk.

Students are required to take three of these components including one that is a half-cup of fruit or vegetables for the meal to count as an approved “school lunch.”

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its 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:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement
It is the policy of the Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX, Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, please contact the legal counsel for the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, telephone number 515-281-5295; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, telephone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, or email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

Revised August 2014


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Healthy living leads to happy learning... learn more!

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P: 563/552-3225
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Joann Franck
Manager of Food and Nutrition

Jackie Ament
Assistant Manager