Food & Nutrition 

Dexter Food and Nutrition offers convenient and nutritious meals for all students, as well as snacks with beverages for students in K-6th grades. All the information on this page is contained in our easily printed Program Guide. Please click the items below for specific information on each topic. Forms for all programs are in the right-side menu. 

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Free and reduced price benefits are available to us from the Federal Government. Here is an explanation of the Free and Reduced Price Meals Program, including instructions for how to apply. We welcome applications at any time during the school year. If you think you may qualify, please fill out the Free and Reduced Meals Application. Applications are also available in your school cafeteria and school office. 

New! Instead of using the paper application, you can apply for free and reduced meals online using Lunchapp.com

Send completed paper applications, sealed in an envelope, to Jennifer Mattison, Food Service Director, to your school office or mail to 7714 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, MI 48130.

Paying for Meals

Paying for Meals

We use a meal account debit system.

Cash and Check Payments
Parents can make deposits to their child's account using cash or check payments. These payments can be given to the school office or cafeteria staff. If mailing check payments, please direct them to the address at right. You will need your student ID number(s) to set up accounts; these can be obtained from your school office. 

Credit Card Payments
You may also make credit card deposits using SendMoneytoSchool.com. That service charges a $1.75 fee per transaction. You may use the Send Money To School account to check your child's balance at any time without charge. When your child has a low balance, we send a reminder via email. Parents may control their child's F&N spending by setting limits and/or blocking certain purchases. Contact us using the info at right to customize your child's account.

School Breakfasts

School Breakfasts

Breakfasts include three of the following components regulated by federal guidelines:

  • Breads and/or grains - e.g., pancakes, french toast or breakfast pastries
  • Meat/meat alternates - e.g., cheese stick, yogurt or egg
  • Fruits - e.g., fresh whole fruit, low sugar canned fruit, grape tomatoes
  • Vegetables – e.g., romaine, kale, baby carrots, or grape tomatoes
  • Milk - an 8 oz. serving

The USDA strictly specifies portion size, as well as allowable calories, saturated fat and sodium content of each breakfast.  Students must choose at least 3 items, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable, to receive school breakfast pricing. Above examples are not all encompassing, nor are they served every day.

School Lunches

School Lunches

Lunches include five components regulated by federal guidelines:

  • Breads and/or grains – e.g., rice, barley, quinoa, a hamburger bun, pizza crust
  • Meat/meat alternative – e.g., chicken, beef, turkey, cheese, beans, yogurt, soybeans, or peanut butter
  • Fruits - e.g., fresh whole fruit, low sugar canned fruit, grape tomatoes
  • Vegetables – e.g., romaine, kale, baby carrots, or grape tomatoes
  • Milk – an 8 oz. serving.

The USDA strictly specifies portion size, as well as allowable calories, saturated fat and sodium content of each school meal. Students must choose at least three components, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable, to receive school lunch pricing, but we encourage them to choose all five. Above examples are not all encompassing, nor are they served every day.

Snack and Beverage Program

Snack & Beverage Program

We offer a snack and beverage program for grades K-6. You may select:

  • Beverage (white or lowfat chocolate milk, 100% fruit juice, or water) $80 per year
  • Snack (fresh fruit, string cheese, or wholegrain crackers) $80 per year
  • Combination Snack and Beverage: $145 per year.

Snack & beverage programs may be purchased by the full year only. Please use this snack/beverage application, or pay through PaySchools. If payment is a financial hardship, please contact the Student Accounts Manager at 424-4185 to arrange a payment plan.


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  • Food and Nutrition
    7714 Ann Arbor Street
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • M-F  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • (734) 424-4100 
    Jennifer Mattison ext. 1501
    Roxanne Maze  ext. 1502
    Dara Wandyg, Student Accounts ext. 1503
  • Director Jennifer Mattison
  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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