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

Sample Menu 1

Soup: Turkey Chili (GF/DF)

Main: Beef & Cheese Burrito (available GF/DF)

Composed Salad: Chicken Caesar Salad

Vegetarian Entree: Bean and Cheese Burrito (available GF & DF)

Side: Spanish Rice  (GF/V)

Hot Vegetable: Corn (GF/V)


Sample Menu 2

Soup: Pasta Fagioli Soup (available GF, V)

Main: Chicken Parmesean (available GF/DF)

Composed Salad: Bruschetta Salad (available GF, V)

Vegetarian Entree: Vegan Style Chicken Cutlet (available GF & DF)

Side: Dinner Roll  (GF)

Hot Vegetable: Mixed Veggies (GF/V)


Sample Menu 3

Soup: Roasted Moroccan Carrot Soup (GF/Veg)

Main: Poached Salmon (available GF/DF)

Composed Salad: Berry & Bulgar Salad (Veg)

Vegetarian Entree: Black Bean Burger (available GF & V)

Side: Roasted Potatos  (GF/V)

Hot Vegetable: Broccoli (GF/V)



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


Listed below is our daily a la carte menu. A sample weekly menu 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 (gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available)

  • Soup of the day
  • Main Entree of the day
  • Vegetarian Entree of the day
  • Composed Salad of the day
  • Side of the day
  • Hot Vegetable of the day
  • Sun Butter & Jelly
  • Bagel
  • Green Salad
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese Sandwich
  • Hand Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
  • Cereal
  • Milk
  • Diced Peach Cup
  • Applesauce