Food Service

Our school district has a long history of putting our customers first when it comes to school food service.

September School Menus

Anderson Elementary School

Old Town Elementary School

Ruth Rains Middle School

Dixie County High School


Meal Prices

Students may add money to account on Skyward or bring correct payment. Any change will go on student's account.


Community Eligibility Provision

(CEP)

All Dixie District Schools will operate CEP for Breakfast and Lunch. This program requires that the schools serve meals to all participating children at no charge, but reduces application burdens to once every 4 years with an additional 4 year extension when certain conditions are met.

We are not required to collect Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications.

Additional breakfast and lunch meals along with a variety of ala carte items will be available at each school at the 2020-2021 approved prices.

For more information or if you have any questions about your child’s meals, please feel free to contact the School Food Service office or the school cafeteria manager.


Dixie District Schools Food Service Office

Melody Rollison, Food Service Coordinator 352-541-6248

Phyllis Rollison, District Bookkeeper 352-541-6249

AES Cafeteria Corinne Drown 352-541-6255

DCHS Cafeteria Tina Rodriquez 352-541-6256

OTES Cafeteria Gina Langford 352-541-6257

RRMS Cafeteria Glenda Keen 352-541-6258

DIXIE DISTRICT SCHOOLS FOOD & NUTRITION PROGRAMS

USDA unveils historic improvements to meals served in America’s schools; the new meal requirements will raise standards for the first time in more than fifteen years and improve the health and nutrition of nearly 32 million kids that participate in school meal programs every school day. The final standards make the same kinds of practical changes that many parents are already encouraging at home, including:

· Ensuring students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week; Substantially increasing offerings of whole grain-rich foods;

· Offering only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties;

· Limiting calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size;

· Increasing the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.

Dixie District Schools participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs as well as the After School Snack and Summer Food Service programs. Our nutrition standards are based on the USDA Guidelines for National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Each cafeteria provides a variety of healthy choices for our student meals; which must contain adequate calories per State guidelines. We recommend that students balance dietary calories with physical activity to maintain normal growth, get one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Eat nutrient-rich foods daily such as lean meats and fish; eat plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Drink water, low-fat/fat-free milk and reduce the intake of sugar-sweetened drinks and foods.

We encourage teachers, parents, students and the community to get involved in our Wellness Policy Review each year to help promote good health and wellness to our schools and community. We will continue to meet our guidelines to regulate food with minimal nutritional value, rewards, school parties, snacks and fundraising activities. All foods made available on campus must adhere to food safety and security guidelines. A copy of the Dixie District Schools Wellness Policy will be made available upon request and also available on the Districts web site.


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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.