Mission, Vision, Core Values


Douglas County School District (DCSD) Nutrition Services operates as a self-sustaining enterprise fund to offer nutritious, appealing meals and ala carte food items to DCSD students and personnel. We support DCSD’s students and our community with resources which promote optimum learning and wellness.

We provide approximately 30,000 nutritious meals every day to students and staff. We participate in the National School Lunch Program and the National Breakfast Program (at select sites).

School meals are important to your child because they help develop sound nutritional habits by exposing students to a variety of foods. We offer many food choices and provide healthful fruits and vegetables daily. In addition, the well-nourished student has better attendance, is more attentive, better behaved and has an increased energy level. All of these elements are tied to academic success.


Douglas County School District Nutrition Services is committed to providing the highest quality meals for your child. We work to create an environment where your child can learn to make healthy decisions that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Core Values

* We support the mission statement of DCSD

*We believe all students should eat nutritiously

*We believe all students should have access to a nutritious meal.

*We support U.S. agriculture and purchase locally when possible.

*Each employee has the opportunity to contribute to our success.

*Each employee has access to ongoing Professional Development.

*We believe Nutrition Services plays an integral part in education.

*We embrace the challenges of the future.

*We believe in open lines of communication with all stakeholders.

*We are financially responsible.

*We seek and welcome all feedback.

*We believe trust and integrity to be the corner stones of our program.

*We believe that it is our responsibility to model leadership.