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:
In accordance with 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: How to File a Complaint, and 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: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.