Nutrition Services

Cathie DeFehr, R.D L.D., Director
Nutrition Services
4280 N. James H. McGee Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: (937) 542-3950
Fax: (937) 542-3951

Our vision is to excite students and staff with nutritious and appetizing meals that promote optimal learning and wellness.  The Nutrition Services Department participates in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, After School Care Snack Program and the Summer Food Service Program. We provide services for sixteen elementary schools, three middle schools, six high schools, one special center; and contract meal service to childcare facilities.

Student programs supported by Nutrition Services include the CBIP Program (Career Base Intervention Program), Multi-Cultural Meal Programs, Student Nutrition Education, and Culinary Arts/Food Service Management Program (Ponitz Career Technology).

Food Distribution for the 2020-2021 School Year

During the first 9 weeks of the 2020-2021 school year as students learn virtually, DPS will offer breakfast and lunch for District students daily Monday through Friday. DPS parents who would like their students to receive breakfast and lunch during virtual learning can sign up online or by phone. Learn more.


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