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Message From The Director
Dominic Machi is the Director of Student Nutrition Services at Davis Joint Unified and has been in the food service industry since the young age of 12 years old. Mr. Machi has a B.S. in Dietetics and Food Administration from California State University, Chico. He is also an Executive Chef and has developed and promoted a “scratch cooking” model as the Director for school district’s school food service programs the last 15 years. Mr. Machi was awarded the Public Education Service Award in 2011 by the Alameda County Office of Education for his outstanding work in school food service. He continues to promote “scratch cooking” here at Davis Joint Unified while supporting purchasing from local farms and vendors to help support our local economy.
STUDENT NUTRITION SERVICES
Student Nutrition Services (SNS) aims to create an innovative, delicious, and cost effective student nutrition program that is nationally recognized. SNS operates as a self-supporting, $3.2 million dollar enterprise. Each day, more than 28 dedicated employees serve over 3000 nutritious meals to students…and the numbers keep growing.
Our goal is to maintain the highest standards and accountability, while consistently exceeding the expectations of our families by providing delicious, nutritious meals at the lowest possible price
SNS is proud of all its accomplishments and stand on three pillars:
Quality, Healthy Meals
We cook REAL food, not fast food. About 70% of everything that comes from our kitchen is made from scratch. We use some of the finest ingredients, most from local vendors. We purchase 55% of all produce locally to help support the farmers in our community. Our goal is to increase our purchases as we develop relationships with our local farms. We remain innovative and look for ways to produce new healthy recipes, for example we charbroil our own chicken to lock in flavor.
SNS staff is dedicated to serving our students. Our food service professionals are educated in the areas of nutrition, customer service, safety and sanitation. We pride ourselves on delivering nutritious meals to students in a safe and friendly environment. SNS provides healthy school breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to students. We provide nutrition education and work with children who have special nutrition needs??.
Supporting Education through Nutrition
Good nutrition is key to a healthy life. Studies show that students who are well nourished have increased attendance, higher academic success and are able to concentrate and perform at all levels at higher standards. We are proud of our accomplishments and look for ways to continue to improve.