Infant nutrition services
We work to create a healthy and nutritious environment that promotes learning and well-being.
Dearborn Public Schools serve nutritious meals every school day. The district participates in the US Department of Agriculture’s School Meal Program community eligibility program and provides free lunch and breakfast to all K-12 students, regardless of age. family income.
Partnership with SFE
Dearborn Schools proudly began a partnership with Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE) on July 1, 2019. SFE is a culinary food service management company dedicated exclusively to K-12 nutrition. Focused on nutrition for students to reach their highest potential, the company delivers superior food with more emphasis on ‘fresh from scratch’, more menu options and more. on-site assistance than any other K-12 provider. SFE has partnerships in school districts across 15 states serving more than 300 million meals a year.
SFE is committed to the nutritional well-being of every student and staff member of the Dearborn school community, by encouraging students to reach their highest potential. In fact, the company serves exclusively in K-12 school districts; and it brings a fresh culinary approach that contrasts with that of traditional school canteens, where meals are traditionally prepackaged and highly processed.
SFE’s new approach will include:
Top quality, freshly prepared food:Over 75% of the entrees offered by SFE are freshly prepared. SFE President Chef Monty Staggs explained, âWe seek out the best ingredients, sourcing as much as possible locally and seasoning with real herbs and spices. We also carry the widest variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from any kindergarten to grade 12 vendor, including fresh salad bars. And we present every meal in such a way that it is as delicious as it is tasty. We really want students to be excited about eating at school and then ready to learn.
More menu choices:With a collection of over 3,000 trendy recipes, SFE is committed to keeping its menus fresh and exciting for students. They offer the widest variety of custom cuisines in the K-12 industry, and their nutritionally balanced menus are specially created for each district, with plenty of student feedback along the way. Chef Staggs added, âWe want to make sure every student can always find the foods they love. ”
5-star on-site support:SFE offers world-class culinary training, as well as a dedicated team of cooking, compliance, nutrition, human resources and operations professionals for each school. They work as partners within a school’s catering team with the common goal of treating every student as a guest. Dearborn’s dedicated onsite team, led by Senior General Manager Josh Bain, will work tirelessly to ensure that Dearborn students receive the best possible food.
Throughout the school year, SFE also offers nutrition education classes and events that are interactive with the community, involving students, staff and parents. These regular events include health fairs, farmers’ markets and cooking demonstrations. They also include SFE’s âRoving Chefâ program, designed to teach children cooking skills and nutrition principles, right in the kitchen, alongside a real chef.
SFE is proud to be the custodian of the Dearborn Schools Child Nutrition Program and looks forward to working with the district team to “put child nutrition first”.
Menus and nutritional information
Interactive school menus, as well as comprehensive nutritional information, are available through Nutrislice (link to dearbornschools.nutrislice.com)
Download the Nutrislice app:
iPhone (link to https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nutrislice/id567183091)
Android (link to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nutrislice.schoollunch&hl=en_US)
Please follow this link for current school lunch menus in Arabic (update hyperlink to pdf menus).
Dearborn Public Schools ensure that all meats served in our schools are Halal certified. Certificates for our products are available here.
Dearborn-Halal-Certifications-9.13 (1) .pdf
Payment for Ã la carte meals and adult meals
Although students will not need money to purchase meals, schools will continue to offer individual items for sale in their cafeteria, such as milk and snacks. Students will need money on hand or in their student account to purchase these items. The money can be sent in cash or by check with your child to school. To check their account balance, log into your ParentConnect account (hyperlink).
Adult meal prices:
Breakfast: $ 2.70 + taxes
Lunch: $ 4.00 + taxes
Special dietary needs
If your child has special dietary needs, changes can be made to your child’s school breakfast and / or lunch at no additional cost, with appropriate documentation from a physician. If your child has special dietary needs, please use this form:
Special Dietary Needs Form: Click to download
Josh Bain – Senior Managing Director. [email protected]
Jeff Murphy – AGM [email protected]
Stacey Meloche – AGM [email protected]
Carter Noles – District Manager [email protected]
Danny Saghir – District Manager [email protected]
Enas Maki – Nutrition Coordinator [email protected]
Hawraa Hachem – Nutrition Coordinator [email protected]
Our food service team at Dearborn Public Schools is top notch! Are you looking for a fulfilling career with an opportunity to make a difference in your community? We recruit team members for our department from various locations. No experience? No problem!
Qualified applicants can expect:
- Part time (4 to 6 hours / day)
- Summers, nights, weekends and holidays
- Health and pension benefits
- A fun team environment
It is the policy of Dearborn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, past military service or present, family medical history or genetic information, as required by federal or state law.
Infant nutrition services
18700 Audette Street
Dearborn, MI 48124
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