As a Title I school, all Marie Reed students will receive a nutritious and delicious breakfast and lunch daily at no cost to their families. Menus are posted monthly outside the main office and are available on the DCPS website at www.dcps.dc.gov/page/nutrition-and-meals.
Marie Reed meals are provided by a school dining service contracted by DCPS.
Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students eat “family style” meals in their classrooms for breakfast and lunch, while K-5 students go through the lunch line and eat in the cafeteria.
The lunch schedule is as follows:
• PK3-4: 11:00-11:30
• K-1st Grade: 11:30-12:00
• 2nd-3rd Grade: 11:00-11:30
• 4th-5th Grade: 12:00-12:30
Marie Reed is committed to educating the whole child. We consider nutrition an important part of this equation. Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in Washington, DC as well as throughout the nation. Research indicates that obesity and resulting diseases are largely preventable through diet and regular physical activity. Marie Reed is one of a growing number of schools involved in Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. Healthy eating patterns and increased physical activity are essential for students to achieve their academic potential, fully physical, and mental growth and lifelong health and well-being. Through the efforts of the Wellness Committee led by Ms. Higdon, Ms. Lampa, and Ms. Rebeca, increased health awareness is essential in providing a positive, healthier school environment.