Food & Party FAQs

How much does lunch cost? Can I pay online? How can I apply for a free or reduced lunch?
Dana Middle will distribute the free/reduced lunch application as part of the opening of school packet sent home with all students on the first day of school. Parents applying for a free or reduced lunch will need to pay until the application can be processed by the SDUSD Food Services department. The SDUSD Food Services department has put together a website to provide information on the following topics:

  • menus
  • prices for breakfast and lunch
  • free/reduced lunch information
  • directions for prepayment online

Please visit the SDUSD Food Services website for more information.

What types of snacks can my student bring to school? 
Many teachers offer a nutritional break in the classroom. Given the increase of students with food allergies (including life-threatening dairy allergies) and students with strict dietary restrictions (such as diabetes and eosinophilic esophagitis) it is imperative you send snacks that meet our healthy and safe nutritional requirements.

Since lunch is eaten in the lunch court, your child may of course bring peanut butter, peanut or nut products for consumption at lunchtime. In the lunch court there is a special table designated where no nuts are allowed. Any classmate with a lunch from the cafeteria lunch program (all menu items are nut-free) may sit at this table along with students with severe allergies. If your child sits at this table with a peanut or nut product, s/he will be asked to move to another table. This plan will help to maintain safety in the classroom while allowing classmates without allergies to enjoy peanut/nut products in a controlled environment.

Please remind your child not to share any food, eating utensils, or food containers with other students.

Are there birthday parties at school? Can I deliver birthday presents, cakes, and balloon bouquets to my child?
Please support our learning environment by keeping these items at home. These items are not allowed on campus.

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