Nutrition Services

  • Design Thinking Academy supports healthy mind and body by participating in healthy food choice programs.  We offer breakfast and lunch daily with a variety of healthy food options. We participate in the National School Lunch Program.  Families that qualify can receive free/reduced lunch for their students.  Free/Reduced lunch forms are required to be completed each year to verify eligibility. 

    To apply for free/reduced lunch, please complete the Meal Benefit Form (click here) and return it to the school.  You may drop it off at the Main Office or mail it to the following address:

    Design Thinking Academy
    ATTN: School Nutrition Manager
    179 Stanton Christiana RD
    Newark, DE 19702

  • Meals Plus Payment Information

    • Go to and click "Register Now" to create account
    • Select Design Thinking Academy from the drop down list of school districts
    • Provide your information, input your credit or debit card information. *You need to have your child's student ID number*

    For more information, contact Mr. Sean Burke, School Nutrition Manager, at 302-292-5450 or email

a full meal consists of 3 of the 5 food groups.  One of the 3 has to be fruit and/or vegetable