View the meal access policy for the 2021-22 school year.

A La Carte Menu Items

Students serving food in the cafeteria

In addition to our nutritious school lunches and breakfasts, Food & Nutrition Services offers a la carte items to DPS students. The snack items meet United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Smart Snack in School standards and comply with our district’s wellness policy. The snacks come in individually wrapped small portions and meet limited standards for sugar, sodium or saturated fats.  Drinks are similarly compliant with USDA and District wellness guidelines.

A La Carte Menus »
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Students eating in the cafeteria

Food & Nutrition Services’ supervisors work with school leaders to determine which a la carte items will be sold. Schools may choose to limit items, days of sales, grades, the number of items sold per child or maximum dollar amount of purchases. Families will be able to regulate which items their children are allowed to purchase through the DPS school lunch payment app. No student will be allowed to purchase a la carte items without either cash or a positive balance in their meal account.

Some examples of these items include whole-grain cookies, baked chips, popcorn and reduced-sugar fruit snacks.

Drinks are also offered and may include sparkling water, low sugar sports drinks and juice items.

DPS’ Food & Nutrition Services operation is self-funded: the money the department earns from selling food items to students, families and teachers, as well as federal and state government funding, must cover the cost of food, salaries for approximately 800 employees, equipment and other operational expenses. The addition of a la carte menu items helps cover the operational costs of Food & Nutrition Services so we are able to continue offering healthy meals to all our students every day, contributing to our mission to feed DPS kids so all students are ready to learn.

A La Carte Menus

Elementary School Menu

ItemCategoryPrice
Student breakfastMeal$0.00
Reduced-price breakfastMeal$0.00
Non DPS student breakfastMeal$0.00
Adult breakfastMeal$3.00
Breakfast entrée item (ex. bagel, zucchini bread)Entrée$1.50
Student lunchMeal$0.00
Reduced-price lunchMeal$0.00
Non DPS student lunchMeal$0.00
Adult lunchMeal$4.50
Lunch entrée item (ex: sandwich, pizza)Entrée$1.85
SaladEntrée$3.50
Fruit / vegetable (bowl, boat, or fruit)Entrée$1.00
Bread item, Dinner Roll, MuffinBread / Grains$0.50
Cereal (without milk)Bread / Grains$0.75
Aquafina water (12 oz.)Beverage$1.00
Coffee (Adults only)Beverage$0.50
Hot tea (Adults only)Beverage$0.50
Juice box (4 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$0.50
Milk (all varieties)Beverage$0.50
Cheese stick (mozzarella)Snack$0.50
Chips (baked)Snack$0.75
Cookie (whole grain, low fat)Snack$1.00
Welch's fruit snack (reduced sugar)Snack$0.75
Ice cream sandwich / barSnack$1.25
Rice Krispies (whole grain)Snack$0.75
YogurtSnack$0.50
RIPS (100% fruit slush)Snack$0.75
Cheez-It baked crackersSnack$0.50

Middle School Menu

ItemCategoryPrice
Student breakfastMeal$0.00
Reduced-price breakfastMeal$0.00
Non DPS student breakfastMeal$0.00
Adult breakfastMeal$3.00
Breakfast entrée item (ex. bagel, zucchini bread)Entrée$1.50
SmoothieEntrée$2.50
Yogurt parfaitEntrée$1.50
Student lunchMeal$0.00
Reduced-price lunchMeal$0.00
Non DPS student lunchMeal$0.00
Adult lunchMeal$4.50
Lunch entrée item (ex: sandwich, pizza)Entrée$2.45
SaladEntrée$3.50
Fruit / vegetable (bowl, boat, or fruit)Entrée$1.00
Cheese sauceEntrée$0.50
Bread item, Dinner Roll, MuffinBread / Grains$0.50
Cereal (without milk)Bread / Grains$0.75
Aquafina water (12 oz.)Beverage$1.00
Aquafina water (20 oz.)Beverage$2.00
Coffee (Adults only)Beverage$0.50
Hot tea (Adults only)Beverage$0.50
Juice box (4 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$0.50
Milk (all varieties)Beverage$0.50
Naked (10 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$3.00
Slush (10 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$1.50
Izze (8 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$1.25
Tropicana (10 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$1.50
Tropicana (12 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$2.50
Cheese stick (mozzarella)Snack$0.50
Chips (baked)Snack$0.75
Cookie (whole grain, low fat)Snack$1.00
Welch's fruit snack (reduced sugar)Snack$0.75
Ice cream sandwich / barSnack$1.25
Rice Krispies (whole grain)Snack$0.75
YogurtSnack$0.50
RIPS (100% fruit slush)Snack$0.75
Cheez-It baked crackersSnack$0.50

High School Menu

ItemCategoryPrice
Student breakfastMeal$0.00
Reduced-price breakfastMeal$0.00
Non DPS student breakfastMeal$0.00
Adult breakfastMeal$3.00
Breakfast entrée item (ex. bagel, zucchini bread)Entrée$1.50
SmoothieEntrée$2.50
Yogurt parfaitEntrée$1.50
Student lunchMeal$0.00
Reduced-price lunchMeal$0.00
Non DPS student lunchMeal$0.00
Adult lunchMeal$4.50
Lunch entrée item (ex: sandwich, pizza)Entrée$2.45
SaladEntrée$3.50
Fruit / vegetable (bowl, boat, or fruit)Entrée$1.00
Cheese sauceEntrée$0.50
Bread item, Dinner Roll, MuffinBread / Grains$0.50
Cereal (without milk)Bread / Grains$0.75
Aquafina water (12 oz.)Beverage$1.00
Aquafina water (20 oz.)Beverage$2.00
Bubly sparkling (12 oz.)Beverage$1.00
Bubly sparkling (16 oz.)Beverage$2.00
Bubly Bounce (12 oz.)Beverage$2.00
CoffeeBeverage$0.50
Hot teaBeverage$0.50
Juice box (4 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$0.50
Milk (all varieties)Beverage$0.50
Naked (10 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$3.00
Slush (10 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$1.50
Gatorade G-2 (12 oz.)Beverage$1.75
Gatorade Zero (20 oz.)Beverage$2.50
Propel Zero (20 oz.)Beverage$1.50
Kickstart (12 oz.)Beverage$2.50
Life WTR (700 mL)Beverage$2.50
Lipton Diet Green Tea Citrus (20 oz.)Beverage$2.50
Lipton Pureleaf Unsweetened Tea (18.5 oz.)Beverage$3.00
Izze (8 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$1.25
Tropicana (10 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$1.50
Tropicana (12 oz. 100% juice)Beverage$2.50
Cheese stick (mozzarella)Snack$0.50
Chips (baked)Snack$0.75
Cookie (whole grain, low fat)Snack$1.00
Welch's fruit snack (reduced sugar)Snack$0.75
Ice cream sandwich / barSnack$1.25
Rice Krispies (whole grain)Snack$0.75
YogurtSnack$0.50
RIPS (100% fruit slush)Snack$0.75
Cheez-It baked crackersSnack$0.50

Nutritional Facts

ItemPortion SizeCaloriesCholesterol (mg)Sodium (mg)Fiber (g)Sugars (g)Protein (g)Carbs (g)Total Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)
Beef jerky, peppered (Jack Links)1 package70251900610710
Beef jerky, teriyaki (Jack Links)1 package70252000610610
Chips (Cheetos Hot Fantastix)1 bag13002002>122051
Chips, oven baked (Cheetos Flamin' Hot)1 bag12002001>12174.50.5
Chips, whole grain reduced fat (Cheetos Puffs Flamin Hot)1 bag900135>1>12143.50
Cookie, chocolate chip (Otis)1 cookie16010021322731.5
Sundae Crunch Bar, chocolate (Cool Daze)1 bar160<545<11632551.5
Ice cream sandwich (Cool Daze)1 sandwich1405110>1123252.51
Chips, reduced fat (Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili)1 bag13002002>122050.5
Chips, whole grain reduced fat (Doritos Flamas)1 bag13002002>122050.5
Chips, reduced fact (Doritos Nacho)1 bag13002002>122051
Fudge bar1 bag130065<1214261.51
Chips, oven baked whole grain (Funyuns)1 bag1000125>1>12143.50.5
Granola bar, oats & honey (Nature Valley)2 bars190018021132971
Chips, oven baked (Lays Crisps Original)1 bag14001802322440.5
Mini banana muffins (Hostess)1 package1603512011632461
Mini birthday muffins (Hostess)1 package1702512511532461.5
Fruit snacks, reduced sugar (Welch's)1 bag12001001423200
Orange Dream Bar1 bar1005250171201.51
Pistachios in shell (Wonderful)1 package80080213471
Popcorn, aged white cheddar (Smart Food)1 package7001002<1292.50
Pop-tart, strawberry whole grain1 pastry18001803152382.51
Pretzel1 pretzel1400150315300.50
Rice Krispie Treat, whole grain1 bar1600140<11123041
Rice Krispie Treat Mini, whole grain1 bar60045030910
Juice slush, sour apple 100% juice (RIPS)4 oz.6002001301500
Juice slush, kiwi strawberry 100% juice (RIPS)4 oz.6001501201500
Juice slush, orange mango 100% juice (RIPS)4 oz.6001501101600
Juice slush, dragon punch 100% juice (RIPS)4 oz.6001501201600
Juice slush, lemonade 100% juice (RIPS)4 oz.6001501101600
Juice slush, blue raspberry 100% juice (RIPS)4 oz.6001501201500
Juice slush, cherry limeade 100% juice (RIPS)4 oz.6001501201500
Fruit bar, strawberry (Froz Fruit)1 bar13003022303200
Sundae Crunch Bar, strawberry1 bar160<58001632551
String cheese1 stick6010200017132
Cookie, triple chocolate filled (Rich's)1 cookie200513531533172
Yogurt, cherry low fat (Yoplait)4 oz.100<5500133200.50.5
Yogurt, strawberry banana low fat (Yoplait)4 oz.100<5500133200.50.5
Yogurt, raspberry low fat (Yoplait)4 oz.100<5500133200.50.5
Fruit slushie, strawberry 100% fruit juice8 oz.12001002802900
Fruit slushie, mandarin orange 100% fruit juice8 oz.12001002902900
Fruit slushie, peach mango 100% fruit juice8 oz.12001002902900
Fruit slushie, fruit punch 100% fruit juice8 oz.12001002903000