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Dayton Leadership Academies

A Leader In Me School With A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

Food Services

Dayton Leadership Academies will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the school year. All schools that operate CEP will serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free/reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.


  • DLA participates in a USDA Federal Food Service Program and provides free breakfast and lunch every school day.

  • Students in grades 3-8 go directly to the cafeteria upon arrival and have breakfast between 8:00am and 8:30am a.m. Students in grades K-2 report initially to their classrooms and go with their class to breakfast from 8:00am to 8:30am a.m. After eating, students line up with their class and quickly and quietly walk to their classrooms.

  • Students may opt to bring their own lunch, but it must consist of items that make up a healthy meal. In the event that students bring non-nutritious items, they will not be allowed to eat what they brought (they will bring it back home with them) and other arrangements will be made to ensure that they eat. 

  • Students should not bring candy, soda, or large bags of chips for lunch.

  • We are a peanut and allergen free school.  Please do not send peanuts or peanut based foods in with your student.

  • Always check with the Health Clinic Coordinator before bringing in snacks or treats for the classrooms.

If you would like to eat lunch with your child, please coordinate with the main office or your child’s teacher to ensure that you arrive at the correct time.