Menu and Price Information

    All school meals are served FREE to all children 18 years and younger through the 2021-2022 school year.  

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    DVUSD works hard to provide students meals that are nutritious, cost effective and delicious. Each day elementary and middle school students have a choice of four to five different entrées, one of which is always a vegetarian option. Students are also offered milk, fruit and vegetable sides with their entrée. Students are also able to supplement their meal with fresh fruits and vegetables from the fresh fruit and vegetable bar. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety, our schools will not be offering the fruit and vegetable bar until further notice. 
    To support the increased independence of our high school students they are offered an even wider variety of options for both breakfast and lunch. Options include yogurt, breakfast sandwiches, and fresh fruit for breakfast and fresh salads, Mexican, Asian, Italian and Deli items for lunch. Please visit your school's cafeteria website for more specific information.
    All meals are developed to meet the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch standards as well as meet the cost needs of our families and the tastes of our students.
    To find out more about what DVUSD is doing to meet the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch standards Click Here.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


    DVUSD Food & Nutrition participates in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program. We are committed to offering nutritious meals at affordable prices. In a typical year, our cafeterias serving pre-K-8 offer four to five different entrée options daily, one of which is always vegetarian.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will be serving one hot entrée and one cold "grab and go" option until further notice. School lunches offer five meal components daily (fruit, vegetable, grain, protein, and milk). To build a meal, students need to choose at least three of the five components, one of which needs to be a fruit or vegetable.  Students are encouraged to take all five.

    In addition to the five components, students may supplement their meals from our self-service fruit and vegetable bar.

    Federal nutrition standards require school meals meet specific standards including:

    • A wide variety of fruits and vegetables
    • Whole grain rich foods (99% of our grains are 50% or more whole grain)
    • Fat-free or 1% milk
    • Foods low in sodium, fat, and saturated fat                                                                       



    When a student is enrolled in school they are given an ID number from the school’s front office that they will keep throughout their time at DVUSD. If you do not know your students ID number, please contact your school.  All students key in their ID number on a pin pad when they go through the breakfast and/or lunch line to make a purchase.

    Parents can add money to a student’s account in three different ways:

    1. Cash: Students may buy meals with cash or add cash to their account in the cafeteria.
    2. Check: Students may bring a check with their student ID number and current phone number on it to the cafeteria to be added to their account.
    3. Online: Payments can be made at using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card.



    Free and reduced price meal household applications are distributed to students in the first week of school and can also be found online at or

    Due to COVID-19, the USDA has provided relief for families by making school meals FREE to all students 18 year and younger for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year. Students are encouraged to submit an application for free and reduced meals for the 2021-2022 school year by September 14th, as meal assistance applications can aid in many other benefits such as reduced school and testing fees.

    Find more information at the Meal Assistance Program tab and on your August school lunch menu, or by contacting our office at 623-445-5163.



    In addition to daily meal options, school cafeterias also have a variety of snacks and beverages available for purchase. All snack items sold in the cafeteria meet Federal nutrition guidelines, called Smart Snack Standards. These standards are similar to those of the school meal programs. You can learn more about the standards on the Food & Nutrition website under the Smart Snacks tab.

    Note: Parents can contact their student’s cafeteria manager any time to place restrictions on a student’s ability to purchase snacks. Restrictions can be made in several different ways including setting daily spending limits, allowing snacks on certain days only, or totally blocking all snack sales.  Parents can find a list of available snack items and their cost on the Food & Nutrition website.



    The Food & Nutrition Department understands that sometimes a student’s meal account will run low or go into the negative. To ensure that all students are being treated equally as well as to ensure that we are being fiscally responsible with our limited resources, we want to make our meal charge policy known to all parents.


    Grades Pre-K Thru 8

    It is the policy of the Deer Valley Unified School District to provide a complete meal to all students. In the event a student’s account has insufficient funds to pay for the meal, the account is charged. Parents/guardians shall be contacted for payment through phone calls and written notification.

    • À la carte purchases are not permitted when the account is in a negative balance.
    • For more information, please read our K-8 parent letter.


    Grades 9 - 12

    Should a student in grades 9 – 12 have insufficient funds to pay for a meal, up to one negative meal charge is allowed.  Once a student has reached the limit of one meal charge, they will be provided with an alternative meal, for which the student’s account will be charged.

    • À la carte purchases are not permitted when the account is in a negative balance.
    • Negative meal charges will not be allowed during the last ten days of the school year.
    • For more information, please read our High School parent letter.


    All Grade Levels

    When a negative account balance exceeds the dollar amount equivalent to ten lunches:

    • The Principal, Counselor and/or designated staff member of the Food & Nutrition Department will contact the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) to determine an appropriate resolution of the circumstance.
    • The student's parent(s)/guardian(s) will be provided application materials for the free and reduced-price meal programs.

    Meal debt follows all students from year to year, and school to school, until balance is paid.  

    If it is determined the district is unsuccessful in collecting payment, the debt may be sent to a collection agency.

    It is the parent’s responsibility to monitor the student’s account balance. At any time, parents can set up low balances reminders and view spending at no cost using  EZSchoolPay is a secure, convenient and friendly way to manage and pay for your child’s school meals via the Internet.


    For more information on the school lunch program, please refer to the Food & Nutrition School Meal Program Information tab.  You may also contact your school cafeteria manager.


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.