Child Nutrition offers healthy meals every school day designed around USDA's MY PLATE and the nutrition standards for school. Menus are posted on the Onslow County Schools website at www.onslow.k12.nc.us and in the local media.
Meal prices are $1.25 for breakfast and $2.25 for lunch. Families may apply for free and reduced priced meals. Approval is based upon household size and income. Those who qualify for reduced price meals may have breakfast provided at no cost and $.40 for lunch. Supplemental items are selected from a variety of healthy snacks and additional menu items may be purchased. Parent/Guardians may request that a message be placed on the child's account to limit the types and amounts of items the student is permitted to purchase. If a student has no money for meals, that student will be provided a meal and the student's cafeteria account will be charged for that meal. Parents are responsible for all meal charges. There will be no charging of individual food items at any time. Students who bring meals from home may purchase milk at the a la carte price of $.50 even if the child is qualified for free meals.
Prepayments to a student's lunch account may be mad online at www.lunchprepay.com. Contact the cafeteria manager for any count information or with questions/concerns.
Children from families whose income falls within USDA income-eligibility guidelines may be eligible for either free or reduced e meals. Applications for meal benefits are available at the school office, school cafeteria and the Child Nutrition Central Office. Please apply for this program; it is beneficial for you and the school.
If your child was approved for free or reduced lunch last year, you must complete a new application this year. Parents are responsible for all charges accrued until the date the application is approved.
Questions regarding the application can be directed to the Child Nutrition Department at (910) 478-3480.
Students may not have fast food items delivered or brought to them from outside the school for lunch.