Nutrition Services

Our Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Sussex Tech students may purchase breakfast or lunch in their school’s cafeteria, or choose their own combination of food at a la carte prices. No student will be allowed to leave the school to go home for lunch and no food may be taken from the cafeteria. Students who bring their meals must eat in the cafeteria.

When students enroll in any school in the State of Delaware, they are assigned a four- to six-digit state ID number. Our district will use this number as the student’s personal cafeteria keypad number. The numbers are confidential. If your child transfers to another school within the state, the number remains the same. At mealtime, students key in their keypad number on the keypad. When the student’s account is accessed, his/her picture appears on the cashier’s screen. The system will determine if there is enough money in the account to pay for the meal and the transaction will be processed.

Sussex Tech participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Students may be eligible for free meals or meals at a reduced price, depending upon their parents’ or guardians’ level of income.

Information relevant to application procedures will be provided at the beginning of the school year. Families needing these materials should contact the school’s principal or the Cafeteria Supervisor of Nutrition 302-853-1593

Meal Benefit Application: Now online in both English and Spanish!

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Meal Benefit Form – English
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Updated: August 12, 2021 Version:

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Meal Benefit Form – Spanish
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