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We look forward to serving all of our students free, appealing, nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch this school year.  School meals fuel students for learning throughout the school day.
Shortages of food and supplies along with significant staffing shortages are occurring nationwide.  N.C. School Nutritionn Programs are responding by serving alternative food items or using last minute meal replacements.  Due to this, menus may be subject to change without notice and the variety of choices may be limited.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Welcome to Child Nutrition!


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Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

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


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We are excited about the 2020-2021 school year and look forward to seeing your student at our table,
so we can refill their tanks with school fuel!

Carteret County Child Nutrition participates in the National School Lunch Program.  It is the second largest supplemental nutrition program in the nation and is federally funded.  We also participate in the School Breakfast Program, After School Snack Program, After School Meal Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.

We provide a balanced diet, following USDA dietary guidelines for Americans.  Child nutrition incorporates fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and low sodium proteins, low-fat and fat-free milk.  Nutrition is a big part of education because we know hungry students cannot focus and learn. 

With nutrition being at the heart of what we do, we hope you will encourage your student to have breakfast and lunch with us daily.  We appreciate the support as we work hard to nourish students and prepare them to learn and grow. 


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