Nutrition Services

CDIS Nutrition Services Department in photo booth during National School Breakfast Week










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Reduced Price


Payment Guidelines

The policy of the Central DeWitt Community School District is to offer breakfast and lunch to all students within the district. Parents are strongly encouraged to pre-pay meals for their children, thereby eliminating situations that could develop during mealtime over negative balances. Pre-payments (credit card, debit card, and/or e-check) for lunch and breakfast can be made through Infinite Campus. Cash and check payments will continue to be accepted by each school’s cashier.

Cashiers will notify students when they have $5.00 or less left in their account. As a student’s account balance approaches zero or becomes negative, the Negative Balance Procedures stated in Policy No. 710.04 will apply.

Adult visitors are always welcome to eat school lunch. We ask that you pay cash as you come through the line.  Please do not charge a meal to your child’s account.

Employees may establish meal accounts. If an employee chooses to charge meals, the account balance should not fall below zero.

Free & Reduced Price Meals

Students in all grade levels may be eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals (breakfast and lunch) in accordance with USDA guidelines. A new application must be completed each school year unless you receive Direct Certification from DHS. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year if income or other circumstances change. All forms must be completed in full and signed to be considered for eligibility. 

Applications can be delivered to any Central DeWitt school office or mailed to:

Food and Nutrition Services
Central DeWitt Community School District
P.O. Box 110
DeWitt, Iowa 52742

If you have questions or need more information regarding Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications, please contact the Nutrition Services Director Dede Wagener at or (563) 659-4725.

Students who are eligible for free or reduced price meals may also be eligible to receive fee reductions or waivers for other services. Student fee waiver eligibility is based on how you qualify for free and reduced price meals as well as other eligibility factors. Fees will automatically be waived or reduced based on eligibility. There is not a separate form to complete. For fee waiver questions, email Sarah Penniston or call her at (563) 659-4711.

Nutrition Department employees


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website:

Dede Wagener

Dede Wagener

Nutrition Services Director
(563) 659-4725
Email Dede Wagener