School Nutrition

  • 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.