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  • 2023-2024

    Meal Prices



    K-8 Lunch


    High School Lunch


    Adult K8 Meal


    Adult HS Meal


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    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.


    Students who qualified for the program the previous school year, are encouraged to submit an application for free meals for the 2023-2024 school year by September 11th, to avoid disruption in meal benefits. Approval for meal benefits can aid in many other ways, such as reduced school activity fees and sometimes free testing fees. 

    Free and reduced-price household applications can be found online at 

    For more information on meal assistance, phone our office at 623-445-5166.



    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 PK-8 offer three to five different entrée options daily, one of which is always vegetarian.  School lunches include 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.

    Federal nutrition standards require school meals to 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                                                                       


    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.   


    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 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 2023-2024 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 Parent Information Flyer

    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 the 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 a low balance 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.


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.