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    We Serve Education Daily!

    The mission of the Lauderdale County Child Nutrition Program, an integral component of your child's education, is to provide a variety of healthy food items and nutrition education to empower your students to make wise choices.

    Free and Reduced School Meal Application:

    Applications for Free or Reduced School Meals are included with student handouts to be distributed at the beginning of the school year. Additionally, applications may be accessed online at the MySchoolApps site. These may be filled out and turned in to your child's school or at the County Office. You may also access the Application for Free or Reduced School Meals under "Forms." 

    School Meal Costs

    The costs of meals in schools are as follows:

    • Breakfast prices
      • Offered and available at no cost for all students
      • Employees and visitors -- $1.25
    • Lunch prices
      • Students paying full price is $2.25
      • Students receiving reduced lunch is $.40
      • Employee lunch is $3.00
      • Child visitor lunch is $3.00
      • Adult visitor lunch is $4.00

    USDA Lunch Meal Pattern

    Lauderdale County CNP follows a lunch meal pattern as regulated by the USDA. The following lists a breakdown of the lunch meal pattern:

    • 2 oz minimum (9th-12th) and 1 oz minimum (K-8th) meat/meat alternate daily
    • 2 oz minimum (9th-12th) and 1 oz minimum (K-8th) equivalent grain daily
    • 1 cup minimum (9th-12th) and 1 cup minimum (K-8th) of vegetable daily
    • 1 cup minimum (9th-12th) and 1 cup minimum (K-8th) of fruit daily
    • 1 cup milk daily for all grades (milk choices vary according to availability at school)
    • Daily Calories for Lunch:
    • K-5th -550 to 650 calories
    • 6th-8th -600 to 700 calories
    • 9th-12th -750 to 850 calories


    Non-Discrimination Policy

    By Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at USDA Non-Discrimination Statementand at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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
    2. fax: (202)690-7442; or
    3. email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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