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Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Meals will be served at no cost to students during the 21-22 School Year. ALL Student Lunch meals must contain a fruit or vegetable choice to count as a meal. Adults can purchase meals at a-la-carte pricing. 

Great food and friendly service are very important to us! We will do whatever is necessary to ensure that our students receive courteous service and attractive, well-balanced meals every school day. Our team of School Nutrition professionals is committed to excellence. We look forward to serving students every day this school year!

Onslow County Schools provides nutritious breakfast and lunch meals designed around the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines of MY PLATE. Guidelines restrict the amount of fat, sodium and sugar in our meal selections and encourage increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, and calcium rich foods. Potable water is available for cup dispensing at all locations as well as bottled water for purchase.

A student breakfast may include three of four items: 2 breads and/or 1 bread and 1 meat, two fruit, and a milk choice. Oftentimes, the entree is equal to two items (combination meat/grain or two grains). Students may decline any one component of the four items offered. All breakfasts must have a minimum of 1/2 C of fruit.

A student lunch includes 5 menu components from the following categories: 1 meat or alternative, 2 options of vegetables and 2 choice of fruits, low or fat free milk and whole grain-rich bread. Each student meal must contain a fruit or vegetable. Students may decline up to two of any of the menu components offered. Occasionally schools may offer a third choice entree based on availability. Students opting for all fruit and vegetables are required to select a minimum of 1 1/2 Cups fruit and vegetables.

Supplemental items may be chosen for purchase and can be selected from a variety of healthy snacks and additional menu items.

Students who bring meals from home may purchase milk at the a-la-carte price of $0.50.  Milk is included as a meal component for all pay statuses.

Online meal payments are available at www.k12paymentcenter.com

 

Click the link below to view our Meal Charging Guidelines:

Updated 2021-2022 Meal Charging Guidelines