School Nutrition

  • Dr. Cleta Long
    Dr. Cleta Long, SNS

    Director of School Nutrition

    The Dade County School Nutrition Program is committed to serving healthy, nutritious, well-balanced meals to students daily. The school nutrition program participates in the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program as well as Seamless Summer Option. Dade Elementary School, Dade Middle School, and Dade High School participate in USDA's AfterSchool Snack Program. We strive for excellence in all we do including building healthy student minds and bodies.We have 4 operating school cafeterias and each is supervised by the cafeteria manager. All cafeteria managers and a total of 20 staff employees are ServSafe Certified. We offer breakfast and lunch at all sites and USDA Child Nutrition guidelines and standars are followed in preparation and service of these meals.

    Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available at each school or the Central Office. We encourage parents to compete an application and return it for processing.

    Goals of the Dade County School Nutrition Program:

    • to provide excellent tasting, high quality, nutritious meals to all students in the Dade County School System.
    • to operate a financially sound nutritional program that complies with all local, state, and federal regulations.
    • to assist in the educational process for all students.
    • to assist students in developing lifelong healthy eathing habits.


  • Non-Discrimination 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:, 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:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.