June 24, 2018

Food Services



Healthy school lunches & menus

Duanesburg's Food Service follows school meal guidelines established by the federal government through its Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. 

Visit our menus page for current school menus.



NUTRIKIDS and mySchoolBucks: Convenient & confidential


NUTRIKIDS/mySchoolBucks provides students and their families with a convenient and confidential way to manage student meal and allergy information, pay for meals and manage accounts.

The secure online payment service offers a payment option in addition to cash or checks. Parents/guardians can easily deposit money into their children’s accounts and review activity. Such prepaying can help ensure children are using the money provided for nutritious meals served in the DCS cafeteria. Having money in a child’s account prior to his or her entering the cafeteria should also help lunch lines move along faster, giving children more time to eat and be with friends.

Information about students who qualify for free or reduced price meals is securely contained in the system, and their meals are processed the same as for all other students. Such confidentiality can help prevent students from experiencing potentially uncomfortable situations. READ MORE





Students of all ages need to eat well to learn well. Healthy, nutritious, kid-appealing meals are offered each day through the school breakfast and lunch program in the Duanesburg Central School District—a real plus for busy families.

Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals, which cost just $.25 for lunch and $.25 for breakfast. LEARN MORE




The Duanesburg Central School District offers healthy, well-balanced and affordable meals everyday.

Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

When the district has a one-hour delay, cereal and toast will be served for breakfast. No breakfast will be served in the event of a two-hour delay.


Daily Breakfast Choices

Daily Entree (listed on menu page) or Bagel & Egg Sandwich, Cereal & Toast, Fresh Fruit or Juice and Milk Variety

  • > The elementary school serves breakfast from 7:55 to 8:20 a.m.
  • > The high school serves breakfast from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. 

Daily Lunch Choices

Daily Entree (listed on the menu page) or Soup and Sandwich or Salad Platter, Vegetable, Bread, Fruit and Milk Variety. Additionally, the state has limited the amount of sodium allowed in school meals. Therefore, students are only given one ketchup packet with meals. However, additional ketchup packets can be purchased for 5 cents per packet.

Monday-Friday: TBD
Every day: Peanut butter & jelly

Ice cream is available on a rotating basis in the elementary school and every day in the high school for $1. 

Meal Pricing


  • > Breakfast at the elementary school: $1.75
  • > Breakfast at the high school: $1.80
  • > Lunch at the elementary school: $2.55
  • > Lunch at the high school: $2.80
  • > Milk at all schools: 50 cents

Prepaid student meal tickets are on sale every day at all schools. Prepaid prices are:

  5-Day Pricing 10-Day Pricing 20-Day Pricing
ES Breakfast $8.75 $17.50 $35
HS Breakfast $9 $18 $36
ES Lunch $12.75 $25.50 $51
HS Lunch $14 $28 $56
Milk (all schools) $2.50 $5 $10

Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.30 and lunch for $4, including tax.   


Meal charging guidelines

The goal of the Duanesburg CSD is to provide student access to nutritious meals each school day. However, unpaid charges place a large financial burden on our school. DCS's meal charging policy complies with federal requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program and provides oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.

The intent of the policy is to establish procedures to address unpaid meal charges, pertaining to regular priced school breakfast, lunch and snack (if applicable) meals only. DCS provides the policy as a courtesy to those students who may forget or lose their lunch money. Charging of items outside of the reimbursable meals (a la carte items, adult meals, etc.) is expressly prohibited. [LEARN MORE]

For more information, contact Food Services Director Mary Jewell at (518) 895-5350, ext. 228.  


Child Nutrition Program Nondiscrimination 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.

DCS Board of Education Policy re food service program

The Duanesburg Central School District has established policies that include the school food service program. Download the policy.