Lunch Program

Family Style Dining

Eating family style with fellow schoolmates and teachers promotes a sense of community and cooperation within the school. The children are involved in the daily operation of the dining room, setting the tables and acting as servers who bring the food to the tables and clear at the end of the meal. Students do well with these responsibilities, providing a service to the school community. In addition to a healthy, family oriented environment, the Dutchess Day kitchen staff highlights special holidays and projects. The school enjoys a simple meal at Thanksgiving, scary fare at Halloween, and various themed lunches in support of the school curricula.

Sample Weekly Lunch Menu


Bratwurst (served w/ roll)

Soup: Kartoffelsuppe (German Potato Soup) (Veg/GF, V available)


Mu Shu Chicken Wraps

Soup: Hot & Sweet Vegetable & Tofu Soup (GF/V)


Poached Salmon with Asparagus (Veg/GF, V available)

Soup: Tomato Basil (GF/V)


Roasted Pork Loin (GF) w/gravy

Mashed Potatoes (GF/Veg)

Roasted Carrots (GF/V)

Soup: Creamy Cauliflower (Veg)


Macaroni and Cheese (GF & V available)

Soup: Lentil Soup (GF/V)


DDS parents can find the current menu on the school calendar at myDDS.


Listed below is our daily a la carte menu. Our weekly menus appear on the left. Please feel free to contact our Director of Food Services, between 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. daily to discuss any questions or concerns, by calling the school or emailing.

Daily Menu Items

  • Main Meal
  • Soup
  • Sandwiches
  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Hot Ham & Cheddar Sandwich
  • Cheddar Cheese Sandwich
  • Sun Butter & Jelly
  • Salads
  • Green Salad
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Tuna Salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Miscellaneous
  • Crudité w/ Hummus
  • Baby Carrots
  • Cottage Cheese
  • String Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Pickle
  • Pretzels and Hummus
  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Breakfast for Lunch
  • Bagel & Cream Cheese
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Yogurt
  • Cheerios
  • Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Fruits
  • Sliced Apples
  • Fruit of the Week
  • Raisins
  • Dried Apricots
  • Diced Peach Cup
  • Applesauce