School Nutrition

  • The Office of School Nutrition supports the educational development of our students by providing healthy breakfast and hot nutritional lunch to all students in grades K-12 at no charge. On-site preparation ensures that meals are served hot in compliance with federal, state and local health department regulations. All menus adhere to the guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Office of School Nutrition serves more than 85,000 healthy meals daily through the following programs: 

    • Breakfast in the Classroom - DPSCD was the first school district in the country to make the free Universal Breakfast program available to all students. Breakfast meals are served at the beginning of the school day either in the classroom or the cafeteria. 
    • National School Lunch Programs - DPSCD provides free, freshly-cooked food items to all students in grades K-12 through our modified scratch cooking program, where meals are developed using homestyle cooking techniques, served fresh and hot on-site to students in every school. Our menus include a healthy array of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole wheat/whole grain bread and pizza, low fat and low sodium meat, meatless options, fresh salads, 100% fruit juices and 1%,  fat-free and chocolate milk.
    • Supper Programs - DPSCD offers free, healthy “At-Risk, After-School Supper Programs” throughout the district in support of after-school tutorial and enrichment programs.
    • Summer Food Service Program - This direct meal service program ensures the City of Detroit youth is protected from hunger during the summer.

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Contact Information

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    Carl E. Williams
    Executive Director
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI
    Mobile (313) 320-9053

    Kevin Frank
    Assistant Director, Catering and Hospitality
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 596-3547
    Fax (313) 456-6259
    Mobile (313) 421-1195

    Skyla P. Butts
    Communications and Marketing Manager
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 320-9304
    Fax (313) 456-6269